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Old 03-25-2013, 11:44 AM
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Hi to you all,i just purchased a 1996 2500 Laramie SLT with 12500 miles.It has a 5.9 with a 5 speed manual tranny and 4X4.This being my first dodge in a long time I was disappointed in the lack of pulling power it has.Can someone give me a list of mods that will make power not looks for this puppy?It has an Airade throttle body spacer and a K-N air filter on it now,
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Hey welcome to the forumz, unbelievably low milage on that truck. Ive always heard tb spacers dont help much. You might try buying a tuner and a full exhaust kit to help it breath better. Seeing as in how youre suckin in more air with that cai. Just my 2 cents.
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Pacesetter makes long tubes. them and a new Y pipe, performance cat, 3'' intermediate and dual 2 1/4 out, will pick you up a solid 35/40 pounds of torque. a hughes big gulp throttle body will land you another 8/12. boosting your compression to 9.0 will land you another 15/20. You can do this by having .030 shaved from your heads, and going back with the steel shim thin LA style head gaskets. They may look a bit different than the magnums, but they work just as they should. then get an sct tuner.

This is pretty much what I have planned for my truck (minus a few fun details). Do this and I see a good goal being for you at 300/315 hp and 390/400 tq. at the flywheel. Also, may as well loose the spacer. the magnum manifold already has over a gallon of plenum volume, and another 6 cubic inches does nothing for your powerband, and actually hurts your throttle response. Better off doing the kegger mod detailed in one of the many posts on the subject here. Getting the runners mouth up off the floor of the plenum pan will let you get lots more air, and therefore pick up more torque.

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Thanks guys for the Replys
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