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Factory Spec: 3.7-liter V6 engine - 210 horsepower, 235 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 05-09-2012, 03:58 PM
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I don't have any dyno's on hand but I want to say the older 4.7 put out better torque to the wheel than the new one's in stock form, just from seeing the graphs you linked to.
Maybe with a cam...? Definitely not stock.

Old 4.7L 295 lb ft peak
New 4.7L 330 lb ft peak

Same exact drivetrain(transmission and rear axle) so no way there was a difference to the wheel. Unless it was manual trans.

Not to knock the old 4.7L, it's a good truck engine, but the new 4.7L is significantly improved upon. My dad has a single cab 2005 4.7L "work truck" and it runs fine but it's pretty slow. I have my 2010 4.7L quad cab with much larger and heavier wheels/tires and it is ....let's say....quick. I wouldn't say it's fast, but it's fun and "peppy".

I wish someone would make cams for the new 4.7L, and long tubes. You'd see some 400+ hp 4.7L's if it ever happened. That's a lot of power from a 287 NA.

Anyway, this is about the v6 lol. So do you have any other plans or just going to be satisfied with it as is?
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Haha, no, I'm leaving it alone. I've been trying to figure out why my mpg dropped off, that's all I'm worried about now. I've got a bike now for going fast, seems you do as well.
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Yeah. I've been modding my bike a lot lately, and it keeps making me realize how much easier and cheaper it is to make a bike go fast than a 5,000 lb truck...

I'm on the verge of 100 hp / 100 lbft for the bike. Should happen within about a year. That'll satisfy my speed cravings lol. As for the truck, I'd just like to get the exhaust(including headers) and a few other things done and I'll be satisfied with it. I can't complain, I get nearly 20mpg avg with a big heavy 4 door v8 truck that has decent acceleration.
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Yeah, that is what I used to get for mpg, now at like 15-16 all the time. I'll figure it out or die trying.

OP let me know if you have any questions about mods, I posted a thread on here w/ the mods for the v6 and info http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=91685.
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Finally a little discussion lol. 4.7 throttle body, will it fit the 3.7 with a little modding? I am out of luck as far as tuners go, for now at least. Mine is a 2012 so the ecu is locked up tighter than (insert simile here). I'm not looking to make a gazzallion HP, just want to wake it up a bit, intake, exhaust, throttle body etc. Gonna be more of a cruiser and light towing vehicle, not a drag racer. Not saying it wont ever go down the track either, that is a blast whether you are fast or slow.
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Can you post a picture of the stock TB? I doubt the 4.7L TB will fit or be a good mod as it's pretty large. The older 4.7L maybe, as it is smaller.

Fastman is probably the best bang/buck for TB mods. Google "fastman throttle body".
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Is there much point in changing the throttle body without a tuner available?
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It would still help. It won't be huge but if you did a lot just like chambers then you would gain a good bit. If you just do a TB, CAI and call it quits it'll hardly make a difference. If you do TB, CAI, headers, y pipe, muffler, underdrive pulley, etc. then it'll be a good difference. In all reality, it's not worth the money(but either is it on the 4.7L or 5.7L so that's up to you...).
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Is there much point in changing the throttle body without a tuner available?
The fastman TB similar to a CAI will give you better throttle response, something you can feel. How much HP I don't know, you could try a jet chip until an actual tuner comes out. Even w/ all my mods the stage one still made a small difference in the higher rpms. I can't speak for the stage 2, w/o a tune the headers aren't worth it IMO, aftermarket muffler and y-pipe will give you something and be cheaper. The underdrive pulley was also something I could easily feel a difference in the truck after install.
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Sean, I have to ask...are you high? There is no way you lose 100+ ft-lbs between the crank and the wheels... 50 is considered substantial powertrain loss.
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