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Old 12-01-2011, 03:58 PM
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Default Does the HEMI power really fall off?

I went and got the wife from work today, ( getting some rep points for next upgrade ) and on the way home I had a 2006 1500 quad cab hemi pull up next to me and take off I thought man that truck sounded good with the flow-masters.. we both were on the line at the light and the wife said u know what hes going to do so haaaa GO for it.. when he took of I was not going to but dame testosterone kicked in and I punched it. my truck came alive and blew past it, at the next light about 1mile down the road rolled down his window and said man they made some improvements to the HEMI huh.. Then I informed him I don't have the HEMI... mine is the 4.7... does the power of these engines drop power this much??
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:58 PM
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The 06 hemi has 330-345Hp depending on set up. Plus his air filter may have been dirty.

The new hemi is 390hp. That is a very noticable difference. Plus the trannys have been changed as well. Another major difference. You were just teasing him!
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:17 PM
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Common sense old stuff doesn't run like new but you cant compare new to old all the time as well. No point in even trying anymore to say to myself not to jump at a light either. Cant stand prius douche bags.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:16 PM
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well I know old does not run like new but I was shocked by the sound of the truck all show and some go.. I guess the K&N, Flowmaster and superchips stickers on the back were for show..
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:11 PM
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You have to keep in mind that the truck had a much outdated (even for the time) transmission and the superchip really doesn't add much power...more "seat of the pants" dyno. Add to that the flowmaster mufflers often time sound great at idle and lower rpms but they do not actually perform much (if any) better than stock. One of my coworkers work truck has one hemi badge on it so we joke that he's got a half-hemi instead of a 4.7, maybe you did too!
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Even my 07 vs 11 I noticed a difference in hemis. Not a ton just 11 has the power sooner.
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A lot has to do with what, if any, program he's running, intake and exhaust flow, engine condition, ignition condition, etc...

My truck, when stock, seemed like it dropped of a cliff at around 4800 RPM. After I installed the Predator it goes up to 6,000 with no appreciable loss of power.
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