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Factory Spec: 3.7-liter V6 engine - 210 horsepower, 235 lb-ft of torque.


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Hey guys I'm new here always been a cummins guy, I still own two but bought the 2010 st ram last week.. Love the truck it's quiet and cheap but the downside was it came with a v6.. Couldn't turn it down for $8,600. Anyways I timed 0-60 at 10.5 seconds which isn't terrible but considering some of my previous trucks ran that in the 1/4 it's a slug to drive it every day. I've read just about every thread on here and after seeing a lot of knowledgable and helpful people I signed up. The mod list seems to be as follows ...

NOT TO BUY: throttle body spacer, jet chip, jba headers

POSSIBLE BUYS: hypertech max energy? (Lots of mixed reviews), cold air intake, exhaust of some kind?

NEW IDEAS I haven't seen brought up: water meth, custom ram air intake, egr delete? Weight loss

I'm assuming these engines have some sort of an egr system? If so I would like to remove this promptly! Anyone tried water/meth on a 3.7 v6? In the gasser world they seem to get good gains in some applications? I plan on taking the bed off to shed some weight in the rear and lower it about 3" while I'm at it by cutting coils, removing spare tire stuff and unneeded braces, removing tow package, I have other diesels to tow with. Here are some pics I have from projects that might give you some better ideas of what I am talking about.

I also have 4 or 5 hx35 turbos laying around, anyone have knowledge about these engines under boost? I can fab something up if it will be reliable, maybe even some twins?
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Here's the truck

Material I will use for ram air but will run it to a box with filter

Ram air inlet

Gutted with brace welded in


Hopefully you guys have a good idea now, hope this helps!! Thanks

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Doing the crank case vents as we speak, re routing them to atmosphere so the engine isn't sucking the oil and contaminated air in, I see the egr... Probably going to take it off and weld it shut?? Going to fab up my own cold air as well.. Pics to come
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Forgot to mention, I have heard in gasser world you want vaccume pulling belts from engine because it frees up hp but I don't like the idea of it pulling in the engine because its not clean.. If I notice a power loss I might install a pump to pull the air out
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Are you the guy that turned a longbox 3/4 ton Ram Diesal into a shortbox look-a-like 1/2 ton awhile ago?
If so,that truck was impressive,lol
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I did that on a red 2wd 1995 drag truck I built but I sold that one in pieces, never did anything special I knew about lol
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You will need to change pistons at a minimum, there used to be a 3.7 blower kit available, but it was discontinued. The ring lands are so high they were breaking even under mild boost. Once you fix that, it should be able to handle as much boost as it's big brother the 4.7. No aftermarket support for it to speak of, so you will need custom cams ground.
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Any other of my ideas worth it?
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What gears does it have? 3.7 torque curve is higher in the revs, you benefit from say some 4.56's. Also a higher stall converter will get you into the sweet spot much faster. Since you have a 2wd both of these are reasonably easy/fairly inexpensive to do and will yield the biggest bang without changing anything else. Going from 3.92's to 4.56's and a TC change made a WORLD of difference with mine.
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I'm not sure, ill have to look. Does about 2,000rpm at 70mph on 265/70/17s I believe. Wo makes a converter? It's a 42rle?
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