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I am new to this scene but, I am not new to horse power and torque. I am a little confused by my truck, 2002 ram 1500 5.9L Sport package. It seems like it should be a lot more powerful than it is. The only thing done to it is lowered two inches in back, and my exhaust dumps inbetween the cab and rear end.
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I too haven't been real impressed with the power that the 5.9 puts out . The 5.2 is making almost as much horsepower . One thing I have noticed is look how small the exhaust pipe is coming off the manifolds and then everything being crammed into one convertor . I have purchased a set of long tube headers for mine and plan on making my own exhaust from there on back . Hopefully this will let the bad boy breathe a little better . Tell me what you think . Tom
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I also feel like my truck should have more "oomph". I drive the same truck, a 2002 QC 1500 w/ 5.9L V8. I just got my Superchips Flashpaq, so we will see how well that does. There are plenty of mods for this motor, I promise its is capable of more power! The factory tune and exhaust setup like Tom said just sucks. Hope I helped a little.
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You will not be disappointed after a few mods, I promise! Do basic bolt ons, and you'll feel a tremendous gain. I too have headers on my truck, made a good difference.
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