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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 06-03-2009, 06:17 PM
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The other weekend I put some mods on my 06' 2500 5.7 QC/SB. Optima red top, Bosch Iridium Plugs, MSD Coils, K&N 57 CAI kit, 180º Jet thermostat, Flowmaster 50 series cat-back and a Jet stage I chip. It took about 6 hours to put stuff on had help from my bother. I have a Fitch fuel catalyst that is still waiting.
Back a couple of months I did a highway mpg run just to see what it was for real. The only thing I did to the truck has been using synthetic oil from mile 18, I got 16 MPG not bad for no bed cover on and driving like I allways do. The truck's read for over all is high 10's - 11 mpg.
I have not had a chance yet to do another run But the read out is saying 14.5
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nice, thats alot of upgrades in one day!
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Lets see some pics!!!
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Keep us informed as to how the Fitch unit works. I have seriously considered one.
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...you should have gotten a handheld programmer (sct, superchips or diablo)... the Jet doesn't work to well with our trucks...
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Sounds like a day well spent, but we do need some pics!
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Don't rely on the display MPG calculations. Do it the old fashioned way...miles divided by gallons used.
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Get rid of that Jet chip before it fries your PCM, been known to happen. Also like chefred said get a SC or another hand held definitly will be more worth your money.
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