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


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Hi i just bought an 2010 ram 1500 regular cab short box trx-4 and would like to put the power to it. i got an airraid cold air and going to buy a borla exhaust as well and would like to know what else i could do to get more ponies out of it and or better mileage..thanks
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Change the y pipe for a magnaflow one
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Predator, InTune or Trinity will help.
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A programmer/tuner is going to show the best gains. Superchips is very simple and effective, but the Diablo products will give you the option for custom tuning in case you decide to get a little deeper into the big mods down the road. The trinity is nice as well because it has a gauge display to help you keep an eye on things.
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Welcome from Calgary! Here's a few tips to save you some money as well as give you some performance. As an owner of a Borla cat-back system I will encourage you to just buy the mufflers with the sound you want as well as a magnaflow y-pipe, then take them to an exhaust shop, have the shop replace the muffler and y-pipe and delete the resonators. The Borla cat-back systems are extrememly overpriced for what you get compared to the other cat-back systems, but you do get the Borla name, and if you just order the Borla muffler you get the same exhaust reduction at about 1/2 the price of the entire cat-back even with the install price.

The Airaid CAI will do you well, just avoid the throttle body spacers that are available, they cost $100 extra and do nothing performance-wise for our type of intake manifold.

You can also look at a Sonnax line pressure booster to increase your transmission line pressure and firm up your shifts. Dead simple to install too, fits right between the stock harness and the transmission's plug.

And lastly, pick up a programmer. I would recommend the superchip or the diablosport lines as they have the best programming. Since you aren't going to be digging into the engine itself then you will get the best gains from the Superchip Cortex/flashpaq as they have some transmission programming ability that the DS predator/intune/trinity do not.

All of these will help with a few more ponies and if you can keep your foot out of it you'll see better mileage too. Other things you can look at changing in the long term are long-tube headers, high-flow cats, gears, lift/level, tire diameter.... and then you go overboard and join the guys like me going to AA meetings because we're addicted to modifying our trucks.
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