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


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Old 11-18-2010, 07:48 PM
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So yeah i wanted a little more out of my hemi and felt it was safe to pull it since i have a 180 stat and i can set the temps on my stock e-fan. Just took it to a local repair shop and had them pull that sucker out of there. They only charged me 20 bucks. Afterwards i drove around for about an hour through the city and monitored the coolant temp it got up to around 177. I got home and let it set in the driveway for about an hour and it stayed at 177. I runs way smoother now and has more pickup saw a little more mpg's too. All in all if it starts to run more than 210 ill just put it back on.
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keep us updated...thanks for trying this out too.
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:12 PM
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Yeah im going back to Texas for thanksgiving tomorrow soo.... we will see. Also its chilly up here in omaha, it will be much warmer there so ill let you guys know how it holds up.
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so I take it you are taking the fan with you just in case? I'll be interested to hear what kind of mpg_s you get. On my x-county I found my mileage would start to drop off at 68 mph.

Driving 68 netted about 21 mpg.
Driving 75 netted about 18 mpg.
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Yeah i wish i had those numbers best i see nowadays on my 87 canned tune is like 15-16 with MDS. Heck when i run my 93 tune its like 8-10. O yeah u bet ur A$$ i am i aint getting stuck in bum F*** no-where going through kansas.
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So you are running with absolutely NO fan at all???? Ummmm, is that safe??

Or did you switch to an electric fan?
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These 4th gens already come with an electric fan as well as an engine fan. Since i can control at which temp the electric fan will kick on i removed the engine fan to see if i really need it or not. As for rep i believe Gabrieldy deserves some love for being one of the first guy with a 4th gen to upgrade his gears and diff. I would but can't figure out how to give people rep.
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How/ what are you using to control your elec fan?
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