Originally Posted by mhenricks
I realize I out weigh the stang by about 600 - 800 lbs but I can't let this go.
More like 1,500 lbs...
The stangs come in at under 3,500 lbs. The 3rd gen 1500 quad cabs are more like 5k+
If it is one of the newer gen (05+) there 4.0L V6 puts out 210 HP compared to the Dodge 4.7L V8 giving 235. So beating one there isn't likely.
If it is the mid 90's to early 2000's then they are only putting out 145-150 for base models and you should be doing fine.
The programmer is your best bet for improving. Around $300. Usually around 20hp max increase. Lot of other benefits though.