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


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Old 05-12-2011, 06:16 PM
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you can run 93 octance with 12 psi no problem. hell, you can run up to about 17-18 psi on 93 octance. don't waste money on 105...it will only let you run a little more timing and not worth it in my opinion.

reason I wouldn't do heads is cost...$2000 for about 40hp isn't worth it to me. just run a little more boost.
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I think it would be easier to work backwards.

pick your rwhp goal and then decide what mods and/or how many psi it will take you to get there. Your builder and tuner can be of a lot help also b/c they will have seen so many different combos.

I don't want to change your mind or sway your decision if you have a build in mind...I was just trying to save you some time and money. I know you can get there w/o heads. Tuning a boosted vehicle is expensive too. You'll prob pay AT LEAST $400. I been to my tuner 3 times...lol.

maybe Fred or some of the others will chime in tonight.
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The truck is paid off but I was thinking borrowing 20k against it for stereo, katzkin, and the motor work. I'm planning 14 for the motor work. If I have extra great. I just want a reliable daily driver that can flat out scream if I so choose. I really don't need more than 450 street but want 550 strip. I just want to do it right the first time
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