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Is it possible for a qc 5.9 with simple bolt ons and a tune to beat a bone stock cq 5.7??
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Interesting question.... are we talking about equally skilled drivers? Because it doesn't matter how fast your truck is if you don't know how to drive it! I'm sure someone will have an answer for you.
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Probably not with "simple bolt ons". It'd probably take head work and/or a cam, in addition to the simple stuff.
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I don't think so, the 5.9 had 245 hp and 335 tq and I don't believe your going to get a 100hp and 40 tq out of bolt on mods.
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The 5.9 with bolt-ons won't beat the 5.7. My 1995 Ram with a 360 and all bolt-ons weighed 4240 lbs. and ran 14.5's. Now add another 1000 or so pounds onto my Ram and it wouldn't stand a chance. My point is the new Ram with the 5.9 would have equal power to my old one but the weight kills it making it no match.
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