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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 06-22-2015, 01:00 AM
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So you can see in my sig what I have done to my truck. Kinda maxed out mods for these trucks.

So I dont know if yall pay attention, but Texas got a ton of rain in the past month. I had 3 feet of water in my house and my truck. Suffice to say it was totaled. I did manage to get all my mods off the truck.

Went out and bought the exact same truck and actually made some money off it. So I went from highly modded to stock and holy crap. I test drove the truck and thought it had a V6 in it compared to what I was used to. I didnt have a lot of time to work on the new one, what with the damage to the house so I drove it for about a month with no mods. I feel complacent and it was just another vehicle. It wasnt MY truck. It felt like a lumbering beast. No handling and just boring.

Then last week I had some time and put them ALL back on. Now, originally, I installed the mods one at a time and didnt get the feel for the whole package. It was like drinking a six pack over the course of a night. You slowly get buzzed. Doing them all at once was like beer bonging that sixpack. It hits HARD. And it kicks serious ass. I have already burned a tank of gas just screwing around. My truck is back!
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I'll bite with some questions because the only thing I've done to mine so far is suspension upgrades and a drop-in filter. Performance bug is definitely there, but I also need/want to buy a new motorcycle. But information is free.

What specific setup did you go with? 1-3/4 or 1-7/8? With or without kitties? Did you keep the resonators near the tail pipes?
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Thanks for sharing, i remember reading your build thread and i hadn't seen it pop up in a while, i guess this explains it lol
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What specific setup did you go with? 1-3/4 or 1-7/8? With or without kitties? Did you keep the resonators near the tail pipes?
Went with the 1 3/4 and had to keep the cats per state law. Also kept the resonators. If you are looking to save $$, LT headers would be my last mod. They help out but are the most expensive thing I have done
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Oh, and huge props to Jay greene for writing a new tune for the new truck for free! He is hands down a badass.
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