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Old 02-01-2012, 01:17 PM
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Default New 2012 Express Owner - Already thinking of mods

Got the crew cab in Black.

Couple mods I am thinking of and wanted to get opinions. Will any of these (other then the NOS)void the warranty?

K&N intake
what is the best one?

Fastman TB
Ive seen good reviews

Magnaflow Exhaust
Sound the best IMO after watching youtube videos

QTP Wireless Electric Exhaust cutout
Just for cruising parking lots, maybe open it up while at WOT

Lowering/leveling Kit
I just want to have the truck sit level, what is the best setup for this?

Modified sneaky pete NOS Dryshot 50-75HP
What can the hemi handle? My old 3.9 daktoa handled 75hp no prob.

Subwoofer
Truck needs a little more bass

A link to one of my old stroked Dakota's
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Just remember that they have NOT come out with a tune for 2011 and up so make sure any performance parts put on do not require a tune. Happy modding
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yeah I was reading that unfortunate information, i think i should be safe with a small dry shot. Has anyone used a dry nos kit on the 11/12's?

Would any of the intake/exhaust mods need a tune?

I know this hemi is a different beast then my old Dakota motors, but I did them and noticed nothing but improvements.
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Welcome to the RamforumZ & Congratulations on the 2012 Ram

Have you looked in our Vendors section, some members are looking at Total Load Control for the suspension

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Nice list of mods, exhaust and cai should not need a tune but as for NOS I have no experience. Looking forward to watching your progression
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Intake:
Volant or Vararam Intake. I have Volant on my truck. Love it.
Throttle Body:
Fastman 80MM. I have on my truck. Love it.
Exhaust:
dB Corsa Catback. Only because I have it on my truck, its one of the most expense ones out there, but it sounds amazing! There are cheaper exhaust systems that sound good.
Cutouts:
Raceland Switch N Blast, Cheap, Reliable.
Lowering or Leveling:
Im into lowered trucks.. Mines gonna be a custom 3/5-6 Drop. Mcgaughys/belltech combo.


Thats my take on things.. Just trying to help out a little.
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