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


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i just recently bought a 05 rumble bee i have a nos wet kit im planning on installing. im just wondering what the best plugs are for n20 etc also what are sum of the cheaper mods on a hemi. ill learn quick but im use to LSX motors and just wanted something different.
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Welcome to the Z. Performance mods around here tend to start with the big 3 (CAI see the link below), Diablo tuner (we have a forum dedicated to these), and exhaust (we have a forum dedicated this as well).

We have a lot of forums for all kinds of topics, so you shouldn't have any problems finding a place to post questions.

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if your runnin nos you need to run a colder ngk 4306 plug...
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run an efan, 180 tstat for the cheapy upgrades...then do headers, full exhaust (no flows..)..one of the good cai's (vararam or bfi), 3k tq verter, 85mm throttle body... top it off with cam an heads..
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thanks so pretty much exactly the same as lsx motors just cost way more to go fast lol. i was planning on the varram hemi under glass cai. im not sure i want heads n cam probably just go with cai efans headers shift kit a bad ass tune locker n the juice
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And to add to chefred112's list, a good programmer or custom program!

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Just be careful . These pistons are a weak link in these motors .
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in our 5.7 motor you say they are weak? also you need a bottle heater and more if you need more info ask.
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run an efan, 180 tstat for the cheapy upgrades...then do headers, full exhaust (no flows..)..one of the good cai's (vararam or bfi), 3k tq verter, 85mm throttle body... top it off with cam an heads..
Did you miss the part about cheap mods Fred? I don't think cam and heads make are cheap. The TB if you have one ported is kind of cheap.
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hehe Bill..i musta missed cheap...

at 190k miles and with the mods i've done (bottom end is completely stock), my weak link has been my tranny...but that was due to something else..
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