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I'm thinking about putting money into my motor. I have the 5.9 and want to make more power. what intake manifold should i get? what throttle body? and cams?
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I'm thinking about putting money into my motor. I have the 5.9 and want to make more power. what intake manifold should i get? what throttle body? and cams?
It all depends on what it is you want to accomplish & what you're willing to spend to get it. And I always say "think system" rather than individual parts or you'll spend a ton of $$$ only to lose performance -- the best parts in the world won't do you any good unless they're designed to work together. And you may very well be limited by your State's emissions/inspection laws. So start with a plan & a budget then look @ what your options are -- there are a lot of 'em.
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The best mod to start with is a good tuner that can be upgraded as your mods change. I recommend the SCT from Hemifever.

I also agree with the previous post. Too many ram owners buy into fancy top end horsepower intake manifolds and big cams and end up with something that doesn't work.
Remember that torque is needed to launch our heavy trucks, so while those other items work, they need other components like lower gears to get the truck going. That way the engine can get into its power band quicker.

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