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Old 01-25-2012, 11:53 AM
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I am looking to mod my 05 1500 Rumble Bee. I would just like to know which mods are good and which mods/brands I should stay away from.

Looking to get Handheld Programmer, CAI, Long tube headers, Cat back, Cams, and maybe a supercharger in a year or two.


Also where are some sites I can buy performance parts from I can't seem to find any good sites.
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would deffinetly start with a CAI, there are other members that could shed better light than I can on the best brands, I have a K&N and am pretty happy, but I dont know if other brands are better/the best or not. I am sure summit racing would have mostly everythingyou are looking for
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I would start by going through the threads here and start reading the ones that pertains to your Q.
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Having two Hemi's in the family our Charger having the most mods here are your most basic and really a good place to start:
1.) CIA - doesn't really matter - no E-bay stuff
2.) 180 degree thermostat
3.) Diablo Sport Turner
4.) Catch Can
5.) Exhaust - all stainless if u can aford it
6.) throttle body - size depends on your mods and gearing
at this point you have already spent several thou..good luck with your mods
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Yes I know I spent over $4,000 on my last car (06 Mustang).


But the more I think about the more I want to go with a turbo or supercharger set up.
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Don't buy a TB spacer unless you intend to plumb it for nitrous.
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Only need one cam... unless you need a custom one later for boost!
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my cammed 05 qc ate up a paxton supercharged rc an also a turboed rc the last time i raced at infineon...
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start with the big 3, cai, programmer and catback muffler.... then change the Y pipe, 180 tstat, then do gears an torque verter, shift kit for tranny, ported tb, efan, pulley...cam and bv ported heads, ud pulley... more details on what I've done to mine...

Spartan Camshaft and Bv ported heads (Inertia Motorsports)
Pacesetter lt headers, catless, dual dmh cutouts, 22" magnaflow muffler
modern muscle ported throttle body
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Taurus efan, 170 tstat
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BFI cai...
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