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Old 01-05-2010, 09:50 PM
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Hey y'all! I'm a newbie from Washington, and the proud new owner of a 2007 Dodge ram 1500 with the hemi V8. Ive already made a few customizations to her on the cosmetic side of things and now I'm looking for a few ideas on performance modifications. I know there are a lot of exrra things we can do to our trucks to make them faster but I'm looking for a starting point. Keep in mind I'm not a mechanic! Something easy to start me out. What were the first upgrades ya'll did? Thanks for letting me introduce myself and im appreciative of all your feedback!
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Welcome first off. Glad to have you. A C.A.I isnt to hard to install and it will give you some improvement on gas mileage and performance.
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Hello and welcome!

Glad to have you here! I agree with Bones, a CAI is a good start! Exhaust and a tuner also come to mind, the three most popular mods. Post up some pics, we would love to see it!
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Thanks for the welcome, that was quick!

I know of a few companies that make C.A.I kits for a decent price, like Injen, but I've really only seen their products on imports. And I've only heard bad things about Banks' stuff from my diesel buddies. I was thinking maybe a K&N or Volant intake would be right. Heard anything, good or bad about them?
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Welcome to the Z!!! I have a K&N CAI on my Hemi, and absolutely love it. BFI makes a great one as well. I have to agree CAI, exhaust, and top it off with a Predator and you wont regret it. Glad to have ya, enjoy the board!
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Welcome to the Z! For a place to start is always with the basic 3 mods: CAI, exhaust, and tuner, like everyone has already said. As for the HEMI, Volant makes a great intake, but IMHO, BFI is the best. Exhaust is your choice based on how loud/quiet you want it as long as it's a high flow set up. ANd finally a tuner, and hands down, the pred is the best for the HEMI.
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