DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 Discuss modifying your Dodge Ram with Performance Parts and Accessories!
Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-07-2009, 05:43 PM
sloppyfoos's Avatar
sloppyfoos sloppyfoos is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Age: 42
Posts: 30
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram automatic
Trim Level: Big Horn SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:31
sloppyfoos is on a distinguished road
Default predator vs cai

Hello. I was reading up on the forum at Diablosport and they said over there that the stock intake on the Rams do such a good enough job that there isnt a tune for the programmer if using a cai. I have a BFI cai on order but was wandering if it might be a waste of money. Have any of you noticed gains after installing your cai's? Thanks. -- Tim
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 12-07-2009, 05:46 PM
ScatPak07's Avatar
ScatPak07 ScatPak07 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Age: 27
Posts: 6,008
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 & 2012 Dodge Rams
Trim Level: Sport & Power Wagon
Color: '07 - Brilliant Black, '12- Grey and Black Lower
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 10
Rep:970
ScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to behold
Default

I had my predator on before the CAI, the programmer made a big diff. After putting the CAI on it made a diff with the programmer already on. I know people always sayin they feel a diff when putting a CAI on. They do add 10+ hp u'll notice it on there
__________________
Scat Pak SS/T Edition 2007 Ram 5.7L HEMI A.K.A BLACK HORNET
Performance- DS Predator w/91oct Tune, Gibson CB, BFI CAI, E-Cutout, Jet Stream Scoop, 180 Tstat, Optima Yellow Top.
Suspension-12"Lift, 6" Fabtech Lift w/ Steering Stabilizers & Dirt Logic Shocks, Bilstein 5100s, Oasis Ram Head Diff Cover, 3" PA Body Lift, SSBC Big Brake Kit
Interior- Custom Gauge Face, 3 Auto Meter Gauge A-Pillar, 2 Tone Seats, 12" Kicker L7, Focal K2 Components, Dodge Door Sills, Recon LED Map & Dome lights
Exterior- 20" Moto Metal 951, 40" BFG KM2s, N-Fab W2W Black Side Steps, Recon Black Headlights & Tails+3rd Brake Light & Light Bar, Hella 500s, T-Rex X-Metal Black 1pc Grille, Tints All Around, Painted Bushwacker Pocket Flares & Door Handles & Mirrors, LoRider Tonneau Cover, Hornblasters Train Horns, Iron Bull Bumper w/PIAA Fog & Driving Lights
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-07-2009, 05:48 PM
Toms Blue Ram 1500's Avatar
Toms Blue Ram 1500 Toms Blue Ram 1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dundalk , Md .
Age: 50
Posts: 21,491
Gender: Male
Vehicle: '01 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Sport with Off-Road
Color: Intense Blue
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 19
Rep:1588
Toms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant future
Default

Do them both . Youy won't regret it .
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-07-2009, 06:03 PM
ScatPak07's Avatar
ScatPak07 ScatPak07 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Age: 27
Posts: 6,008
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 & 2012 Dodge Rams
Trim Level: Sport & Power Wagon
Color: '07 - Brilliant Black, '12- Grey and Black Lower
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 10
Rep:970
ScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to behold
Default

^^^^ I agree ^^^^
__________________
Scat Pak SS/T Edition 2007 Ram 5.7L HEMI A.K.A BLACK HORNET
Performance- DS Predator w/91oct Tune, Gibson CB, BFI CAI, E-Cutout, Jet Stream Scoop, 180 Tstat, Optima Yellow Top.
Suspension-12"Lift, 6" Fabtech Lift w/ Steering Stabilizers & Dirt Logic Shocks, Bilstein 5100s, Oasis Ram Head Diff Cover, 3" PA Body Lift, SSBC Big Brake Kit
Interior- Custom Gauge Face, 3 Auto Meter Gauge A-Pillar, 2 Tone Seats, 12" Kicker L7, Focal K2 Components, Dodge Door Sills, Recon LED Map & Dome lights
Exterior- 20" Moto Metal 951, 40" BFG KM2s, N-Fab W2W Black Side Steps, Recon Black Headlights & Tails+3rd Brake Light & Light Bar, Hella 500s, T-Rex X-Metal Black 1pc Grille, Tints All Around, Painted Bushwacker Pocket Flares & Door Handles & Mirrors, LoRider Tonneau Cover, Hornblasters Train Horns, Iron Bull Bumper w/PIAA Fog & Driving Lights
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-07-2009, 07:29 PM
sloppyfoos's Avatar
sloppyfoos sloppyfoos is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Age: 42
Posts: 30
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram automatic
Trim Level: Big Horn SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:31
sloppyfoos is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, I will still keep the cai when it comes. I don't like spending money, but its fun to spend it when its for performance! Had a hard time explaining to the fiancee that we NEEDED the aftermarket chrome taillights though! Have to think up a good one for the halo's that I want to order too...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-08-2009, 11:37 PM
chefred112's Avatar
chefred112 chefred112 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NorCal
Posts: 5,808
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: white
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 9
Rep:650
chefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to beholdchefred112 is a splendid one to behold
Default

BFI and Predator here...can't go wrong, 2 choices that I'll never 2nd guess on..
__________________
-fast freddie- one quick 05 hemi qc...with over 250k miles on odo... on the 5.7, stoker 6.4 now...Inertia Motorsports 392 stroker
5.7 e.t.'s: 1/8 - 7.85@93.20, 1/4 - 12.10@113.96 juice - 12.96 NA... 6.4 e.t. 12.59@106 NA
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 QC SLT: 12.107 @ 113.960 MPH
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-09-2009, 10:49 AM
StevoSRT's Avatar
StevoSRT StevoSRT is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 367
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn
Trim Level: Laramie Longhorn
Color: White/Gold
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:40
StevoSRT is on a distinguished road
Default

I'd be willing to bet most people in a "blind test" couldnt really tell the difference between a truck with a CAI and a Truck without it...

I see CAI's as being necessary as an "enhancement" to other mods to improve their performance.

CAI with a bigger TB...thats a good combo
__________________
Stevo @ DriveSRT:

http://www.drivesrt.com/news/2012/12/srt-owner-profile-steve-crisalli-white-plains-new-york.html
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-09-2009, 11:04 AM
JBSPartans05's Avatar
JBSPartans05 JBSPartans05 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: East Lansing, MI
Age: 26
Posts: 590
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 06' Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 HEMI
Trim Level: Big Horn Quad Cab
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:54
JBSPartans05 will become famous soon enough
Default

Another thing CAI will increase your gas mileage and air flow!!!

Thats always needing in our trucks unless your like me and can't keep the foot off the pedal !!!
__________________
Joe East Lansing, Michigan


Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn 4x4 5.7 L Hemi QWD!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum