DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 4.7 Liter V8


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 4.7 Liter V8 Discuss modifying your Dodge Ram with Performance Parts and Accessories!
Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-13-2012, 09:13 PM
Exxzaust's Avatar
Exxzaust Exxzaust is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: kamloops
Age: 21
Posts: 189
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500
Color: Silver
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:24
Exxzaust is on a distinguished road
Smile Chips for 2008 ram 4.7L

Im looking into a superschip more but open to options, if possible i want people with the chips installed already and not just going by hearsay. looking to spend 350$ tops, heard the flashpaq is good!
__________________
Dont be scared of the dark! Shine some light on it
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 04-13-2012, 10:32 PM
snrusnak's Avatar
snrusnak snrusnak is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando
Age: 27
Posts: 13,304
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:1385
snrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud of
Default

For the 2008+ 4.7L you can't touch the performance of the superchips tuners. I have the flashpaq, and love it.
__________________
Sean

Breathing in and out is good enough for me.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-14-2012, 08:04 PM
Moose612 Moose612 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Fort Bliss TX
Age: 27
Posts: 481
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2006 Ram 2500
Color: White
Engine: 2005-20?? 359ci (5.9L) Cummins ISB 610 24-Valve Diesel I6 325hp 610 lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:26
Moose612 is on a distinguished road
Default

Snrusnak is correct. I used to own a 4.7 and the flashpaq is amazing
__________________
Living the dream.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-16-2012, 04:47 PM
20ram08's Avatar
20ram08 20ram08 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 31
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Black
Engine: 2008-???? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
20ram08 is on a distinguished road
Default

I had the Superchips flashpaq in my 08 4.7 and I barely noticed a thing. I bought it mainly to try and help out gas mileage, but it actually made it worse...and no I didn't drive more aggressively. I tried several setups, including the 87, 93, and mileage xs tune. I'm not saying that it doesn't work, but it's hard to notice a 10-20 hp gain on such a heavy vehicle. Does anybody have a programmer that actually works to increase fuel economy?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-16-2012, 04:58 PM
snrusnak's Avatar
snrusnak snrusnak is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando
Age: 27
Posts: 13,304
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:1385
snrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
I had the Superchips flashpaq in my 08 4.7 and I barely noticed a thing. I bought it mainly to try and help out gas mileage, but it actually made it worse...and no I didn't drive more aggressively. I tried several setups, including the 87, 93, and mileage xs tune. I'm not saying that it doesn't work, but it's hard to notice a 10-20 hp gain on such a heavy vehicle. Does anybody have a programmer that actually works to increase fuel economy?
That's very surprising. Mine is like night and day. It's like 61 hp and 67lbft for that year on the 93 tune BTW. That's definitely noticeable, at least on my truck it is. Dropped a second in the 1/4 mile on the tune alone.
__________________
Sean

Breathing in and out is good enough for me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-17-2012, 01:31 PM
Exxzaust's Avatar
Exxzaust Exxzaust is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: kamloops
Age: 21
Posts: 189
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500
Color: Silver
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:24
Exxzaust is on a distinguished road
Default

thanks guys im going to keep an eye out for it! alot of people it tells me its bad for the truck because its putting extra wear on the truck, when they made the truck they started out the testing with alot of HP and then kept dropping it till they found a happy medium where it would last awhile, putting a chip into it is just gunna reck it quicker? is this correct or false
__________________
Dont be scared of the dark! Shine some light on it
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-17-2012, 01:35 PM
snrusnak's Avatar
snrusnak snrusnak is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando
Age: 27
Posts: 13,304
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:1385
snrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
thanks guys im going to keep an eye out for it! alot of people it tells me its bad for the truck because its putting extra wear on the truck, when they made the truck they started out the testing with alot of HP and then kept dropping it till they found a happy medium where it would last awhile, putting a chip into it is just gunna reck it quicker? is this correct or false
That's BS. Not at all true. It'll only wear out faster if you drive it rougher/harder and beat it. All my friend's have either superchips, diablo sport, or hptuner's on all our cars and trucks and they all go 100,000 + miles before they sell them and never any issues caused by the tuners. This includes regularly running them down the dragstrip, and still no issues.

The only thing that MAY wear out faster is if you turn off torque management in the transmission on the superchips. It'll cause a little more wear on the transmission, not much though IMO.
__________________
Sean

Breathing in and out is good enough for me.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-17-2012, 01:36 PM
snrusnak's Avatar
snrusnak snrusnak is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando
Age: 27
Posts: 13,304
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:1385
snrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud of
Default

Also, the hemi has 390 hp. It also is basically an identical truck to the same truck with the 4.7L(same transmission, rear end, etc.) so if adding 25-50hp to the 4.7L causes premature wear on the truck then the guys with the hemi are going to need serious repairs soon!
__________________
Sean

Breathing in and out is good enough for me.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-17-2012, 01:59 PM
Exxzaust's Avatar
Exxzaust Exxzaust is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: kamloops
Age: 21
Posts: 189
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500
Color: Silver
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:24
Exxzaust is on a distinguished road
Default

that is a very good point! so chip it is! now cai intake, ith all your reading and what not which one would yuo say is best?
__________________
Dont be scared of the dark! Shine some light on it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-17-2012, 02:15 PM
snrusnak's Avatar
snrusnak snrusnak is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando
Age: 27
Posts: 13,304
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:1385
snrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud of
Default

To be honest I don't thin any of them are really worth the money. I use a drop in filter and a tube down below the bumper and I bet it's nearly as good if not as good or better than the aftermarket kits. I'm working on making a ram air setup just is taking forever...
__________________
Sean

Breathing in and out is good enough for me.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:26 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum