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Old 04-18-2013, 07:36 PM
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Question Debating on keeping current engine or swapping it out

Ok i'm new to the forum and fairly new to dodge ram trucks! I just got my first ram and love it!

I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Single Cab 4.7L v8 Magnum,
I want more power! I Put a flow master exhaust and a Cold air intake, with them alone i'm impressed with the little gains... But i'm debating on keeping and modding my engine or swapping it out and go with the 5.7! Because i want to just have a beastly monster engine and guzzle gas! jk I dont mind the gas but I want a fast powerful truck!

My engine only has 44k miles on it haha, so it's basically new! just putting that out there..
But being new to these trucks IDK where else to go from here! I'd rather throw my money towards the better route instead of dumping it in one way and then finding out it was better to do the total opposite!

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I dont know much about modding the 4.7's but there are lots of mods you can do to them to make some extra HP. I know airram.com seems to specialize in mods for the 4.7 engines. The 4.7's are capable of making good power (even surpassing stock hemi power) if modded right.

Hemis swaps are doable and i have also seen them done but they are not a direct swap (nor usually a cheap one) and will require some custom work. Seeing as you have a 3rd gen truck swapping to a hemi might not be as bad as swapping into some other vehicles.
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After going to air ram.com i think sticking to my engine would be best, thanks for the link! id rather put money into this engine cause i know its been properly maintained. cause after looking for a 5.7, i found only high mileage engines and engines from wrecked rams.
but thanks for the help! made me stop thinking so much!
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another thing is you would have to switch out not only the engine, but almost all the electronics under the hood & possibly the transmission too if you wanted to go with the HEMI
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Yeah.... NVM maybe if i had the time and effort to do so... not happening now.
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