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Not sure on which details you're referring to, but these concepts apply; better intake, better cam, and better exhaust. Open up those choke points and HP will climb. You will be hard pressed to hit 400hp without a good bit of work. It's a lot easier on an older carbureted setup, but that doesn't help you. Don't get hung up on a particular HP number. For street use, you want as much power "under the curve" as they say. Put another way, a peaky 400hp engine will actually get outrun and outperformed but a lower HP engine with a broader, flatter torque curve. If you're gonna live at the dragstrip, go for all the HP you can get, but on the street you want all the torque you can get. That makes for a similar recipe, but some specs are different. It's all in what you want.
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Yes more torque is what I'm aiming for any ideas I got the exaust.cai? Volant I heard is the best buy besides that and headers what next?
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well got some 4.10 gears in my truck and pulled a goose neck horse trailer with 4 horses in it and it pulled it just fine on the interstate and across the mtn im very satisfied
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Startling difference with those gears isn't it?
BigMike, I'd look at cleaning up the rest of the exhaust system. Old cat? Probably pretty choked up. A new hi-flow model (if you need it) will help when coupled with a good muffler. As testified, a gear swap helps a lot. You're not going to do much in the bolt-on area, unless you go to heads, cam, and intake. You can do some computer tweaks, but if it were me I'd start with a cam swap. The stock heads can support 400hp. Your stock cam, intake, and exhaust can't. The intake can be modded or replaced (I vote replace it) the cam needs to be replaced, and the exhaust we've covered. So, how much money ya gonna spend on this boat?
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it makes a big difference im out pullin chevy 5.3 and ford 5.4 now very easy
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As much as needed I'm Savin for a stoker kit swell but might sacrifice a lil $ for a new cam what should I b looking at?
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comp extreme energy i think is the best
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