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Old 07-07-2014, 10:35 PM
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i have an 06 ram 1500 5.7 and its lifted with 35" toyo mts. ever since i got everything, especially the tires, it seems slower. even worse going up hills. will a tuner help me at all or are new gears the way to go??
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I would think the first mod would be gears. But if you plan to ever do mods like cam and ported heads, etc you will need a tuner. Example, with my cam, my truck wouldn't even run without tuning. I would think 4:56 gears would get you back hauling azz, maybe 4:10's. Big ass tires and wheels suck up a lot of power, plus change effective gear ratio .
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If you have the budget for gears, you will see the most improvement with that. A tuner would be more of a short term fix.
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