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


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Old 10-20-2012, 10:41 PM
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Default 2012 supercharger prep....am I missing anything?

I wanna get everything I can in order before I throw a supercharger on this thing. Being as I've been in the diesel world heavily for the past 8+ years I've kinda forgotten some things with street gasser motors.

Here's what's in place now:
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Once the blower is on I plan to add a cam that's better suited to forced induction but that'll come later.
I have some gauges coming to keep tabs on things, a wideband A/F gauge, boost and fuel pressure.

Am I missing anything that can be added now in preparation? Moe's has a couple of 87mm TB's out for testing, I'll be swapping up to one of those if all goes well with them.
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I would consider a better converter.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:21 AM
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The R/T comes with a 2600 stall converter and 4:10 gears with posi....those were the main reasons I bought the truck.
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Next step is going to be a higher stall converter unless you just end up going with the full blown tranny. Even if you arent going to go with the full transmission, I would still add an aftermarket converter to go with the blower. You will be amazed at how bad the factory converter is, even with you having the 2600 stall RT converter.
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More than likely I'll be going with an ATS full trans with converter....although I talked to a buddy at Suncoast today and he had some interesting things to say too.
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How do you intend to tune it?
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There are tuning options on the way apparently. Arington was working on a PCM swap to tune, RIPP was doing something similar. I sent RIPP a message tonight to see if they're gonna fall back to the Diablosport like their 09/10 kits for tuning.
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What supercharger are you looking into?

It seems like stock fuel systems are keeping up with low boost applications. If you're looking into serious boost, you might consider an upgrade there.
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There are tuning options on the way apparently. Arington was working on a PCM swap to tune, RIPP was doing something similar. I sent RIPP a message tonight to see if they're gonna fall back to the Diablosport like their 09/10 kits for tuning.
Quick question for you and sorry it's a bit off topic. Coming from a long time in the diesel world, I figured you'd be the best person to ask. Why are these tuners that are coming out so much less productive for gas engines? I put the Hyper-tech on my F-250 and it was unbelievable how much faster as well as how much torque I had! The horse power gains are nowhere near what is done for diesels! Is it because of the turbo?? Thanks in advance!!
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Turbo is the largest reason. You do some hefty exhaust work and crank up the Boost and instant fun.

One if the largest gains with the gas cars I have seen was with the STI crowd. They do exhaust and tune. They pick up like 80hp an 120tq. You put 320 HP and all that TQ in a little car and have a rocket
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