Thread: 98' Chevy 1500
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:44 AM
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The Chevy 5.7 crate engines are in the mid 300 hp and even higher on tq rating. They are to be respected as you found out. He may have had one of the higher tuned versions making 400 horses..
If you get a tuner it will free up the power that the traction control is killing off the line. Dodge has been programming the ecm's in their cars for years to make them safer to drive.. You should see how bad the t/c is on the 2012's.. My truck won't even spin a tire from a dead stop full throttle launch. Once it starts rolling though, it's gone and you are doing 90 before you know it.
Young guy disclaimer; PLEASE be careful racing this truck! These trucks weigh as much as two passenger cars! That is an arse of weight to loose control of, which is real easy to do in a hard braking situation.
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