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Old 07-29-2010, 12:33 AM
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Ok i have an 04 ram with the 5.7 and 3.92 gears. The only mod is a dynomax cat back dual exhaust. I want to try to get alittle more power out of my truck and alittle better gas mileage. Im hoping to get the truck capable of running low 15's. My next planned mod is a AEM Brute force intake and i was wondering if that would make much of difference in helping me reach my goal.Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
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An intake will definitely help. Consider getting a programmer, too. That will definitely help and take full advantage of the intake and exhaust.
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do you have a 2wd or 4wd truck? the Dynomax is a good choice, also, consider changing the Y pipe (crawl underneath and you can see the pinched Y from the factory...
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o yea...15's is a piece of cake to do and can be easily done..you should aim higher (or lower based on times)
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Its a 4wd and it has 17" rims if that matters. I would love to be capableof running 14's buti figured i would be getting into bigger mods to get there and this is my daily driver,but thanks for the replys so far
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considering that all you have is exhaust, there is a great upside to even minor mods for you. Cai and programmer to start, then i would address the Y pipe (for smoother flow...a muffler guy can make one for you pretty cheap), then do a 180 tstat and possibly an efan...and lastly, any type of headers... some of these additions should easily get you to your goal..
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ok so i ordered a AEM brute force intake im just wondering if anyone has used one of these and what kind of gains to expect horsepower wise
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