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Old 02-04-2012, 09:37 AM
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This topic has come up before and draws varying opinions. Some, like myself, generally say upgrade to a hemi (or CTD if you have that need I suppose). Others say the 4.7 can be upgraded. Well, yes technically it can but to see any serious difference in a pre-2008 4.7 you are going to have to drop some serious coin on heads, intake, cam, etc.

Anyway, your situation is a little unique so here's my thoughts. The "big three" that everyone recommends is a cold air intake, free flowing exhaust, and a programmer. While they may help slightly I personally don't think you will feel noticeable results from the intake and exhaust. The programmer is probably your best bet. Not sure about Diablosport or any of the others but I know Superchips has a tow tune. I've never used the tow tune and don't know a lot about what it does for the truck (I would guess it increases torque and modifies shift points) but that may be something you can research or someone else on here can offer insight on. I know you don't want a gadget to have to mess with but the Superchips is very easy to operate and can set your truck to tow tune or return it to stock in five minutes.

Oh and one more thought. Do you know what rear gear ratio your truck has? I'm thinking our trucks either have the 3.55 open diff or 3.92 limited slip diff. Gearing can make a huge difference, probably much more noticeable than anything else including a programmer, especially if you currently have the 3.55.

Hope this helps!
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