I am new to the forum and new to dodges and have some questions. I have a 2012 ram big horn with 5.7 hemi. I am towing a 28' 6200lbs travel trailer. My gas milage cuts in half when I tow and want to know what parts I should add for extra power and better gas milage? and where to get the best deals on the parts? also what should I use to beef up the rear suspension.I run a weight distribution hitch but still get a lot of bounce on bumps. Also does it make much difference in sound and performance if I remove the rear resonators of the duel exhaust?
what gearing do you have in your truck? you can get lower gears to help the power at low rpm's to get the whole load moving.. also, what wheel setup do you have, I got rid of my stock 20's for stock 17's for a lighter setup. Can also look into a cai and a catback setup to improve engine performance...after that there is not much else you can do until one of the tuning mfg's has deciphered the pcm and make an aftermarket programmer for the new years..
-fast freddie- one quick 05 hemi qc...with over 280k miles on odo... on the 5.7, stoker 6.4 now...Inertia Motorsports 392 stroker
5.7 e.t.'s: 1/8 - email@example.com, 1/4 - firstname.lastname@example.org juice - 12.96 NA... 6.4 e.t. 12.54@107 NA 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 QC SLT: 12.107 @ 113.960 MPH
I have 3.92 gears.Is this good? I dont know much about this stuff.I am running the stock 20s too. Also a Mopar CAI came up for sale local and it is brand new for $340. Should I get this 1 or is there better ones aftermarket?
Last edited by tmac2012ram; 07-28-2012 at 09:47 AM.
Hello tmac. Just to add to your upgrade list; you said you experience tail bounce when going over bumps with your load? The OE Tokico's are ok shocks but if you really want better load control, consider air bags or heavy duty bilsteins and TufTruck HD rear coils. JMO.
You can install the Firestone bags yourself for under $200. That will solve your springy - loose feeling rear end problems.
Retro-Soutions 55W HIDs - Firestone 5K Airbags -
18" Magnaflow - integrated electric tailgate lock and EZ-Down kit - Cabin air filter retrofit - $79 Catch Can - KORE leveling kit and Bilsteins front and rear