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Old 10-20-2012, 09:36 PM
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hey everybody...I am new to the forum. I come here because I am looking to begin performance upgrades to my 2012 Ram 1500. I honestly do not know where to begin so I ask you all for your input.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new truck. You won't regret it. I'm sure someone will chime in here on mods. Did you have any ideas what you were hoping to do first?
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Welcome to the board! Read through the 5.7 Hemi Mods board. There really is not much out there that makes a substantial power gain right now. A CAI and exhaust might get you a total of 15 hp but will set you back almost a grand.. not worth it imo... But it is all up to you. Tuners are in the works though, so we should be able to squeeze more power out of the engine with those. Swapping to 3.92 gears or 4.10 gears with a LSD would be the best bang for buck if I had the money to spend.
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Vararam claims 30+ hp . They have a vendor page on here. It will set u back 400$ though. Then you have fastman throttle body's, just Google it. Then exhaust with maybe headers. Just trying to give you some ideas
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I had the same issue, I went with a CAI,true duels, and JBA ceramic shorty headers. all in all it set me back about 1000 dollars with install. but on the dyno it only got me about 40 HP to the wheel. I agree with SC Express tunes and gears will be your best bang for the buck and it looks like that will be the direction I head once the tunes come out in 2013. I will recommend this don't do the true duels keep the single pipe it keeps your back pressure where it needs to be and lessens the highway "drone" IMHO.
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