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Old 05-09-2012, 03:39 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Brandon, MB
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Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 QC
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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The first Eco-Boost I raced showed me a great profile of his tailgate. He had me in the 1/8th and 1/4. We raced 3 times, the 3rd time we traded trucks and with me driving the Eco, the win was even greater.

THEN I discovered from his dealer that his truck was tuned! This was something that was left out of the 'disclosure'. Since then I have upgraded my exhaust, intake and added a 91 tune. We have raced since then, and the tables have turned.

I discovered a tuned Eco will bet a 100% stock hemi when all other variables are the same. (Quad cab to quad cab; 4wd to 4wd; etc.)

How do you beat a stock Hemi with a V6? Easy.....just add a couple of turbos, aviation fuel, a tuner, exhaust, intake, OH....did I forget to mention the 4.56 gears.

In the beginning I was genuinely concerned that Ford had something very special. IMO, the Eco is pretty cool. They have managed to take a small V6 (3.5L isn't big in my books) and have it successfully power a full sized 4wd truck and do a very good job of it. Kudos to Ford! However, the Hemi continues to prove it's superiority in general. The only advantage I have been able to confirm with the Eco, is the fuel mileage when running empty.....there it consistently beats the Hemi.
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Interested in one of my mods?
If it's underlined, it's a link to that mods thread.

2010 Ram 1500 Hemi Sport, 3.92, Leather, NAV, Alpine, Sunroof, Trailer tow, Brake Contoller, Rear Cam
Mods - 3M clear protect, Decals removed, Electric Tailgate Lock, Tow Hooks, Skid Plates, Bed Rug, Pace Edwards Bedlocker Electric Tonneau, Timbren Rear SES, Tinted Tail Lights, Debadged, Grill Blacked Out, Shorty Antenna, Black Chromed Emblems, Lightly tinted front windows, DS Predator, Cabin Air Filter, K&N Drop In, Mufflex (Magnaflo) DOD24M, Sonnax line pressure booster, Volant CAI
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