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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 03-26-2010, 05:02 PM
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Okay I am literally just starting to upgrade my truck and would love if someone could just break down what would be a good starting point. I am looking on line at stuff but have absolutely no idea what i am looking at. Everyones help is greatly appreciated.
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What exactly do you want to attack first? Power/performance or exterior styling?
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Right now I am not worried about looks as much as i am power and performance. I have ordered a borla exhaust and am in the process of looking at the Predator you mentioned earlier. I know its kinda broad but a guy has to start somewhere ya know.
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good starting place is the exhaust, a cold air intake, and a tuner, like I said in your other thread, the predator is a great tuner for the HEMI. For other power add-ons, you could look at a fitch fuel catalyst (boosts octane levels for better performance), headers - long or short depending on where you want your gains in the powerband. Then you can start modding the internals with a cam & springs, ported & polished cylinder heads. A simple, cheap, and effective add on is nitrous oxide in a 100 shot or less.
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Hey Cdnoil I heard that the fitch set up doesn't work, its kind of bs. I thought it was really cool as well, but after talking to some guys thet told me it was garbage. I do not mean to bash what you said or anything, I am just stating what I heard.

I agree with Cdnoil 100% on all the mods to get. I would do the CAI exhaust and programmer first. This will give you the performance you need in the begining. Once you get those you should start looking at the style of your truck, unless you want more power haha
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..I've done everything CD has mentioned except nitrous (no need to), to add to what he said and what I have done...efan, tq convertor, gears, exhaust cutouts, custom tune for diablo...
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This is all great stuff...i think from what you all have told me i have a pretty good starting point...I will keep everyone posted as the upgrades progress...and as always if i have any more questions rest assured you will find em on here...thanks again
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