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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 10-05-2009, 09:23 PM
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You should think about adding a 180 degree thermostat to go with the tuner, and a Modern Muscle 85mm throttle body. Then she will be a screamer. (I meant fast, not the librarian screamer scratcher type in the throws of passion)
ok question though will that help my already low mpg or help it? and yes i knew what i was buying but i have been driving around a honda civic for the last 10 yrs. so it is already a big difference.
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a lower deg thermostat won't help the MPGs, but they do help the engine run cooler so you have fewer losses from parasitic heat. Your fan will kick on sooner and can help keep up RPMs when idling as well.
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ok question though will that help my already low mpg or help it? and yes i knew what i was buying but i have been driving around a honda civic for the last 10 yrs. so it is already a big difference.

CdnoilRAM is right about the thermostat, but when the engine gets hot, it robs HP. The Predator tune, the throttle body, exhaust, thermostat, and Cold Air Intake all work together to produce horsepower and increase gas mileage. The Predator has various tunes on it for different applications. Remember HP does not mean lower gas mileage. High Horse Performance sets up my Challengers. The last Challenger was 490 HP increased from the stock 425 HP. My gas mileage went from 15/20 to 16.5/22.5 on an unbroken in engine. Also, the standard 426 Strokers from High Horse Performance are 680 HP and get 27 MPG on the highway.
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You should think about adding a 180 degree thermostat to go with the tuner, and a Modern Muscle 85mm throttle body. Then she will be a screamer. (I meant fast, not the librarian screamer scratcher type in the throws of passion)
altho the other screamer is not a bad thing either it is an addiction...good luck in your build!!
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ok I finally had my exhaust installed and then I when on vacation to N.C. with the family. So this weekend when I am off I will post a clip of the new flowmaster!!
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We love pics! So, how did it sound/perform?
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just finished ordering a flowmaster super 44 muffler dual exhaust gonna have a local shop here put it in and put the pipes out the back when all is said and done i will try and put up some sound clips!!
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Hey brother im with ya just finally did my first mod to my truck last week. Feels good dosnt it haha
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