DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2011 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2011 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2011 Dodge Ram!


Vendor Highlight! - Check these guys out for great deals on Parts and Accessories!
Total Load Control!
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
FGT Motorsport
Bayou Goat Mounts
tonneaucovered.com
Mopar Online Parts!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-29-2013, 03:50 PM
hutch74 hutch74 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Innisfail, alberta
Posts: 7
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 dodge ram 1500
Trim Level: slt
Color: black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
hutch74 is on a distinguished road
Default Spark Plugs

What you you people recommend for spark plugs in my 5.7 Hemi? Are there performance plugs out there? Are they better than the regular plugs?

Thanks

Hutch74
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 10-29-2013, 07:30 PM
Chris In Marshfield's Avatar
Chris In Marshfield Chris In Marshfield is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Marshfield, WI
Age: 48
Posts: 86
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram Outdoorsman
Trim Level: Outdoorsman
Color: Hunter Green Pearl
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:34
Chris In Marshfield is on a distinguished road
Default

There were a couple of threads floating around about some Iridium plugs for police applications not too long ago:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....ht=sp-143877aa

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....ht=sp-143877aa

Spendy little buggers, but said to have good life.

~Chris
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-29-2013, 10:34 PM
huntergreen huntergreen is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 10,059
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 dodge sport 1500 hemi
Trim Level: sport
Color: green
Rep Power: 12
Rep:692
huntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to behold
Default

popular opinion is to stick with stock for best results.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-30-2013, 12:37 PM
MrPEZO's Avatar
MrPEZO MrPEZO is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Age: 35
Posts: 389
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman 4x2
Trim Level: Crew Cab Outdoorsman
Color: White
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:38
MrPEZO is on a distinguished road
Default

I would stick with stock. They are cheap and changing them yourself only takes a few hours.
__________________
2011 RAM Crew Cab Outdoorsman- Nav, Remote Start, 3.92 Gears, Alpine Stero, Mopar Bed Rug w/RAM Head, Mopar Black Side Steps, Tint, Weather Tech In Channel Vent Visors
2012 Durango RT
2006 Charger RT - Mopar Vent Visors, Daytona Blacked Out Grille, BT Catch Can, Air Hammer CAI-SOLD
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-30-2013, 12:43 PM
gonefishin776's Avatar
gonefishin776 gonefishin776 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Stafford, Virginia
Age: 26
Posts: 5,886
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Patriot Blue
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 10
Rep:1900
gonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant futuregonefishin776 has a brilliant future
Default

OEM plugs.

and yes, simple to change. two hours max.
__________________
JVC Arsenal KD, Bilstein 5100 adjustables [maxed], aFe Stage 2 Air Intake, Superchips 3865, Husky Floor Mats, Saddleman Camo Seat Covers, Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler SI/DO, 20 % Tint. 35x12.5x17 Federal Couragia M/T, 17x8.5 VTEC Warlord wheels, -12mm offest.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-13-2013, 07:44 PM
terry littlejohn terry littlejohn is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: newfoundland
Posts: 37
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: slt
Color: black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
terry littlejohn is on a distinguished road
Default

what are the stock plugs? champions copper
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-13-2013, 08:04 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 23,599
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500/2016 Ram
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl, both trucks !!
Rep Power: 23
Rep:2737
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Check out the Rockauto website
I just bought the OEM NGK plugs for my '09, best price that i could find & delivered quickly
the OEM Champion plugs are posted there too

I first changed them at 42,000 miles & again at 97,000 miles
i noticed this last time that the center electrode on the edges was wearing down





__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) , 3.55 differential, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, custom soft tonneau, Line_X, DEBO Step, Mag-Hytec

2016 Ram 3.0 diesel undergoing Mods G2 tonneau, Line-X, Weathertech mats, Mag-Hytec differential cover, , customized Nfab bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-15-2013, 12:03 PM
Dancianne's Avatar
Dancianne Dancianne is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 236
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram, Quad Cab
Trim Level: ST with combo packag
Color: white
Rep Power: 5
Rep:136
Dancianne will become famous soon enoughDancianne will become famous soon enough
Default Spark plugs

There are no "special" spark plugs which would improve performance or gas mileage over the OEM's. For sure if there were such a thing, all automotive makers would already be using them in order to remain competitive. So, point is, the OEM's are the special ones and best you can buy. Factory engineers have already figured out which plugs are the optimum choice for every vehicle, and they are not going to shave performance to save a dollar or two because that would hurt vehicle sales. On a related subject, I do not advocate do-it-yourself plug changes unless you are both experienced and have the proper torque wrench. Given today's engine metals, tolerances, and do so at cold settings, I believe that it is imperative to be right on with factory specifications. Yes, dealer service charges are outrageous and over priced, but taking into account the life of modern plug technology, the cost is virtually nothing on a per mile basis. Gone are the days of yore when cylinder heads were made of iron and all one needed were a wrench and a 'feel' for what was about right.
Dancianne
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-15-2013, 01:45 PM
latitud's Avatar
latitud latitud is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southwest VA
Age: 45
Posts: 575
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Deep Water Pearl
Rep Power: 7
Rep:78
latitud will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
So, point is, the OEM's are the special ones and best you can buy
Usually OEM are the cheapest priced component that meet the minimum requirement. With that being said....plain plugs appear to be the best choice for the 5.7. No need for quadruple iridium or unobtainiam plugs.
__________________
2010 Dodge Ram, 5.7 Hemi, Crew Cab
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-16-2013, 10:45 AM
FireWire's Avatar
FireWire FireWire is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Age: 58
Posts: 398
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
FireWire is on a distinguished road
Default

Just had my truck to the dealer for an oil change.
It is just over 50,000 km (30,000 mi )
That seems like a very short life for plugs.
I know they want more business, but what do others here think is reasonable lifespan for the plugs?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors