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If you installed the 6.1L manifold then you'd want to get something like the Aria or better yet would be getting a LMI.
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Used Aria for sure but not new. LMI "Hammer Design" would be my option. Just not sure if there is a difference of fitment due to using the 5.7 Ram TB vs LX TB.
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If you bolt on 09+ 5.7 heads (aka eagle), it has the same ports as the 6.1 head and will line up perfectly.
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But then the exhaust ports are different, and you would need the 09+ exhaust manifolds or headers. Trying to retrofit that into a leaf sprung truck may be a bit daunting.

I believe you can get a spacer plate, that bolts to the early 5.7 heads, and then the 6.1L manifold.

So does that mean someone with a 2011 like me can use the 6.1 intake manifold? Has anyone tested this to see a hp gain? Swapping IM and TB on the civic made great power gains.
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yep, the 6.1 manifold will bolt on to your 2011, and should allow you to run the 90mm throttle body. I would think it would see some gains....
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Sweet deal. Gonna look into this when I start to mod for speed.
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But then the exhaust ports are different, and you would need the 09+ exhaust manifolds or headers. Trying to retrofit that into a leaf sprung truck may be a bit daunting.
You can swap to the '09 manifolds or what I'm hearing is that the Jeep SRT8 manifolds/shorty headers (different from the LX versions) will fit in a 3rd gen Ram.
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are there specific year 6.1 intake manifolds to use with the 09+ hemi or at this point any of them out there will work? thank you.
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Any year for the 6.1 manifold should match 09+ ports just fine.
Comes down to getting a good deal.
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yeah...plenty of good deals >$400...lol
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400 is not bad if it includes the injectors and fuel rails. Cost me about 1,500 to do the conversion but would of cost a lot more if i brought new. Little pieces add up but most of it is due to being a pre 09.
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