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Old 09-19-2011, 01:51 AM
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alright guys...this is my first dodge truck and ive picked up an extra 5.9 magnum. im doin a build and swappin out my stock motor. im shootin for anywhere between 400-600 horses naturally aspirated. im wondering what cams, bottom end kits, top ends, basically any mod to make good power. like i said i want to stay naturally aspirated. i have the tranny to hold up to the power. im really lookin for a lot more lower end torque. somethin ive missed from my last truck (a 96 bronco with the 5.8 efi). this dodge has made me a believer in em im ready to have a badass dodge that no one expects to whoop their a$$ while pullin a trailer lol. i know that means hey get a diesel but thats not really somethin im interested in.
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Comp Cams XR264HR-14. Hughes RPM AirGap MPI intake manifold for starters.
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408 strocker kit, bigger throttle body, headers, good flowin exhaust, ported n polished heads
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thanks guys. i was thinkin about gettin some heads off of an rt edition or an sst edition? what kinda gains could i expect with that and the mods you told me about??
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and could stock injectors handle all these upgrades?
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Definately look into the 408 with good heads cam swap!
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There are no special factory Magnum heads. RT and SST refer to trim packages. Nothing extra in the engines.
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On the injector, 350-400hp? Yeah. 600hp? Not so much.
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hmmm ok thanks guys. really thinkin of keepin stock heads but beefin them up go to roller everything with port n polish. goin .40 over with forged pistons. probably the comp cam listed above along with the hughes intake. all ignition would be swapped to msd. either a diablo or sct tuner also. lookin at a set of gibson short tube headers. i already have a nice 2 1/2 inch exhaust with a gutted cat and flowmaster with 3 1/2 inch tips. hopefully gonna end up with a lot more low end. really wish i had more.
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