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Old 08-13-2009, 03:33 PM
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i own a 2008 dodge ram 3.7L (Big Mistake on the engine choice) im in the military and have a very limited budget. any suggestions for resonable power mods would be greatly appreciated. so far i have installed a magnaflow exuast and a drop-in OEM K&N air filter. when im going down the highway, it doesn't matter if im doing 55 or 105 mph the truck does not have the hp to maintain itself in O/D. it has a 3:55 gear ratio looking to change to a 3:90 (currently it has a 4speed tranny) and perhaps install a performance module from jet performance.
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Never had much luck with the K&N drop in filter . I bought the FIPK kit and noticed a difference . Going to 3.92 gears will help , but will lower your top end . Remove the mechanical fan and put a pair of electrics in its place would help . Headers , high flow cats , tuner if available .
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Thanks for the advice "Tom" Im definately looking into changing the gears, sincce im not using the truck for anytype high speed traveling im willing to lose a few miles on the top end to help keep it in the power band. i have also been doing a lot of research in swapping the motor to a 4.7 it seems that these two motors are surprisingly similar and wouldn't cause too much work to get it to button up with the powertrain that i alreadly have.
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I'm new to Dodge but I don't suggest anything from Jet performance, they're a waste of money.
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Really?!? what would you suggest for a pre tuned chip?
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Thanks for the concern Blue. im sure this issue will only be temorary, if not there's always the "bigger engine" option! lol
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