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Old 07-28-2013, 06:15 PM
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Question Faster Acceleration?

This isn't necessarily a "drag racing" question/ but you know, this is the place with the fast cars! So i figure id ask here. i basically have a stock engine.

I'm pretty tired of these little rice burners flooring it at red lights and then cutting me off.

Im not talking about like a high top speed or any illegal street racing stuff. I'm not into that at all. I hardly ever even go past the speed limit.

But what are some CHEAP mod or general things to get me going fast, faster? haha

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intake, exhaust, tuner, throttle bodie,.... thats a pretty good start, cant let them ricers pass you!
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Converter and gears.
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so basically just all those general upgrade stuff? What is a converter? hah converter for what? lol. And for gears, how much would that cost? how easy to install?
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Gears are expensive and unless you have a friend to help or are very good at the mechanical stuff yourself you'll want someone to do that for you.

A torque converter is essentially a clutch in an automatic transmission. The higher the stall the more torque you will get at launch (I think I'm saying this correctly). Either way a new converter isnt necessarily cheap either. But a converter is cheaper than gears.
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Gears could be installed, maybe a grand...$800 for converter installed.
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4.56's or 4.88's for off the line.
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You have a 318, which is a great motor, but it was not built to be a hot rod. If you really like your truck, you might be able to repower with a 440. Cheaper in the long run to buy a newer hemi Ram,however. I've got a friend with a 1956 Ram with a junkyard 413 that really hauls ass. He claims it gets over 20 mpg as well. His truck runs low 7's in the eighth mile, btw. I'm sure he didn't spend a lot. Of course a 1956 Ram is pretty light. I doubt too many ricers get past his old Ram.
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haha so basically, do all of the cheaper stuff , or go super expensive. Haha
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