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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 07-14-2011, 03:57 PM
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Looking to see just who makes THE best tuner/ chip for a 2003 4.7...
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It's unfortunate that Diablosport doesn't list a Predator version for your year truck with the 4.7L.

I would guess that SuperChips or Hypertech may have one.

B&G Performance does custom tunes for your stock PCM if you want to check them out.
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Thanks. I have been looking to just get a preset tuner. One thats ready to go.
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I have the Superchips so it is all I can attest to. Superchips claims roughly 20 rear wheel HP and TQ on our trucks. I believe it probably is there....only thing is it doesn't come around until about 4400 RPM. How often does your truck see 4400 RPM? Mine doesn't very often. That being said, I am most pleased with the Superchips because of the improved transmission functions. Only catch there is that I don't think the tune for your model year alters the transmission parameters. I think only 2005-up trucks get the tranny tuning. I do not know that for certain and you should verify it yourself before discounting the Superchips.
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I've noticed on most talk of tuner chips for Rams, most people seem to appreciate the trans control they gain. My question is, is this a mod worth looking into being that my truck is a 5-speed? What are other benefits of these chips?
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Personally I would not recommend a tuner for the first gen 4.7 with manual trans. The auto trans improvement is the only reason I kept mine. Like I said above, I believe the claimed power is there but it comes at such a high RPM that it isn't noticeable in everyday driving. If you are drag racing your truck I might consider it but otherwise I wouldn't. The only other benefit is possibly slightly improved fuel economy. I am running the 91 octane performance tune and have seen about 1 mpg increase but I'm also having to run 93 octane fuel because 91 isn't readily available here so.....that's my two cents.
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