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Old 10-21-2009, 11:06 PM
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Hello from Missouri. I am in the Army here. Just got a 2005, 1500 5.7 hemi. Loving it. Looking for easy, quick and relatively cheap to upgrade the looks of it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:09 PM
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Hello and welcome. The basic PERFORMANCE upgrades for your truck consists of a Cold air Intake, Diablosport tuner, and a better flowing exhaust (though a muffler works fine).

All can be done for about 1 grand total, and you can expect a big gain in power, sound, and MPG!

For the LOOKS, people reccomend lowering it/raising it. Another good way is tinting your taillights!
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:17 PM
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Welcome to the Z! Check out the forces forum and say hi! If you're looking for the best bang for the buck mods, as Alex said, get a CAI, exhaust, and the predator for the HEMI. The BFI intake is the best, though a bit $$ but worth it. Exhaust are your choice from mufflers to full cat-backs. Magnaflow makes some great kits for a good price then there's some higher end kits like Corsa and Borla that make your MDS sound good when it kicks in, so you dont get the lawn mower driving down the highway.

For cosmetics, you could go with headlight/tailight HALOS (checkout AAC) which are relatively cheap and look sweet, also tinting the windows looks great and cuts down on UV bleaching of the interior.
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Great to have ya . Hope you enjoy the site . Feel free to ask any questions and well see if we can get ya an answer . Make sure if you have any other Ram buddies to pass it on that were here and would love to have them . Any pics ? Surf around and you''ll see what kind of mods you can do at a relatively cheap price . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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Welcome to the Z!!! Seems you have some pretty good info on what to do to your Ram. The question now is, What to do first? Good luck with your ride and post some pics when ya can. Hope to see ya around
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Hello and welcome!

Thank you for your service to our country! We thank you for that! Congrats on the truck and we are glad you joined us! Post up some pics when you can, we would love to see it! I hope you enjoy the board!
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Welcome to RamForumZ!!! Upgrade the looks of it? Are you thinking bumper covers and hood, roll pan, shaved handles, bed cover, tinted windows, grill inserts, whatcha got in mind?
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Great site, great choice. Congrats on your truck. As you see great ideas already.
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