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Old 01-26-2012, 10:41 PM
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hey man figured i'd let you know been about 2 weeks with magnaflow y pipe and 14" muffler left stock cats and resonator

results lost 1 mpg across the board lol

but sure sounds good!!
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lol that isn't what I wanted to hear but good to know it sounds good
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Unfortunately, I get 8.6 to 9.0 city. Have yet to try the hwy. (just got the truck 5 weeks ago)...'03 2500 Ram 4x4 5.7 ltr After getting answers to some of my other woes, I was going to start feeling around for knowledge on how to improve my mileage as well.
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My mileage is getting better. A little very little highway but it is getting up to 12.5 on one tank then 11.7 with even less highway so it is starting to look up. I am not babying it either finding it needs to get out and have some fun and open it up like when merging onto the highway. I bought my truck from a used dealership so not sure how long they had it but could have been lots of short test drives and not getting to warm up and do a little work.
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I have a true dual exhaust, 3 inch stainless steel with 4 inch tips coming out the back. Y-pipe was cut off. Major restrictions, take 2 2 1/2 pipes crush them into 1 3 inch pipe.
That is how castrated your Hemi is.

I also have a K & N CAI, tonneau cover. I get 21 mpg Hwy and 16 to 18 city and hwy driving. All calculated with a chart.

But its hard to stay off the skinny pedal when the truck is roaring at both ends. lol. But what throttle response.

Looking into a tuner or programmer now to get better MPG and power.
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Yes I have to get the exhaust done. So you cut the Y out and went 2 pipes separately all the way? Also looking at tuners thing they would pay for themselves pretty quickly
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If you do not have a tonneau cover, that is a good investment. I tested my Dakota with and without the tonneau cover and everytime I install it, I gain 1 mpg.

I've read numerous posts about people getting better gas mileage with a tuner. I also think there is merit in this and would recommend it.

A good CAI should help mpg as well. I'm partial to the Vararam because it makes sense. I've read quite a few posts about success with Volant and a few others as well.

Once all the above, I'd finish by making the exhaust breath better. The terrible Y pipe on our trucks would be one area for improvement. Any good cat back should be benefitial. I personally plan to do all the above in the near future.
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Saving for Diablo Trinity for the tuner as for a tonneau not sure if I really like them anyway but may get one in the future.

CAI looking at Volant I have read lots of good posts on them
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I have the MOPAR CAI on my 2010 RAM 5.7. I really love the sound and it seems to have gave it a bit more get up, not a lot. I am also planning on buying the Diablosport Intune for it. That is going to replace the preditor. It seems to be pretty sweet at least what I have read about it so far. Iy has been running at 389.00 on auto anything. I can not wait. It says up to 25 HP and 25 TQ.
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