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Old 06-23-2013, 02:57 PM
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For those that have done the Y-Pipe, has it helped with the lull on decel? I am often annoyed by the lull that the truck does when you pull off on the throttle, even with my K&N filter and Mufflex.
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Looking at my new 2013 Ram 1500 4x4 Outdoorsman, one of the stock pipes is crushed to half it's size under the other where they "y". So no, the engineers have not made any improvements in this regard over the 2012 mode. Then looking at the stock air filter, it seems to be somewhat restrictive as well. I am thinking about a CAI, y-pipe, and muffler combo to start with and maybe a TB, but I'm not sure I want to drop $$$ for everything installed when I am not sure I'm going to see and power or fuel economy not to mention risk my 5 year warranty. Can anyone say if these mods will show any gains either way so long as I do my part when driving? Is there any significant risk to the truck if I were to install these mods without a tune? I would think that changing the airflow so dramatically would be damaging to the timing.
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Looking at my new 2013 Ram 1500 4x4 Outdoorsman, one of the stock pipes is crushed to half it's size under the other where they "y"....
You think that's bad, have a look at the DS bank pipe that runs under the transmission....
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I wonder if the engineers have designed the crushed pipes for a reason? Perhaps the engine is designed for just that much flow. On the other hand, perhaps the Chrysler finance officers got hand of the plans and decided to save a little $ on production costs.
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It's plain and simple, it's a way for them to save money. They have their assembly line setup to make the pos crimped Y pipe, has been that way for years. Bottom line is the truck's still run great with them so they are not going to spend more money on new tooling and R & D to make a prettier pipe. that might net a 3-5% gain on a stock to mildly modified truck. Like I tell everyone who has doubts about these 4th gen trucks. Stick your foot in the throttle and watch how quickly the engine pullls through the upper rpms. It just would not do that with any "major" exhaust restriction. I honestly would not bother with a Y pipe replacement unless I had plans for headers and/or some kind of forced induction. That said, I too would love to see a dyno comparison on the same truck with just a Y- pipe mod vs. stock. But I'm a cheap azz here lately so take my 2 cents for what it's worth. I learned a while back not to get caught up jumping on the " forum modification band wagon" I spent quite a bit of $$ on my last ride thinking I would keep it for at least 7-8 years, traded it in one year later on the Ram.
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It's plain and simple, it's a way for them to save money. They have their assembly line setup to make the pos crimped Y pipe, has been that way for years. Bottom line is the truck's still run great with them so they are not going to spend more money on new tooling and R & D to make a prettier pipe. that might net a 3-5% gain on a stock to mildly modified truck. Like I tell everyone who has doubts about these 4th gen trucks. Stick your foot in the throttle and watch how quickly the engine pullls through the upper rpms. It just would not do that with any "major" exhaust restriction. I honestly would not bother with a Y pipe replacement unless I had plans for headers and/or some kind of forced induction. That said, I too would love to see a dyno comparison on the same truck with just a Y- pipe mod vs. stock. But I'm a cheap azz here lately so take my 2 cents for what it's worth. I learned a while back not to get caught up jumping on the " forum modification band wagon" I spent quite a bit of $$ on my last ride thinking I would keep it for at least 7-8 years, traded it in one year later on the Ram.
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