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Old 01-02-2011, 10:16 PM
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Just curious if anyone has done or knows anything about the Hennessey Performance Upgrade kit? Supposed to increase to 450 HP @ 5400 RPM's & 465 Ft lbs of TQ @ 4100 RPM's.

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Just curious as to how much this costs? But, I believe the new RAMS come with an exhaust that's made by Corsa in OEM form. It's already stainless steel tubing. Just seems to me that you could buy the other things seperate and install most of it yourself and save some $$$.
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I have heard lots of horror stories about Hennessy personally. What I have heard is that they claim to make lots of power but when you send your vehicle to them it doesn't make what it is supposed to. Honestly go with the upgrades yourself and you will be happier.
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And whats that lovely upgrade cost $22,500.00 . His pricing is outrageous . You can do just about the same thing and save yourself many thousands of dollars .
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I have heard lots of horror stories about Hennessy personally. What I have heard is that they claim to make lots of power but when you send your vehicle to them it doesn't make what it is supposed to. Honestly go with the upgrades yourself and you will be happier.
Yea I have heard some bad things about Hennessey also, but was curious if anyone knew anything about this.
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Yea I heard a guy with a viper went to Hennessy and they were supposed to be putting out something like 1000hp but it was only like 600hp. It was only around 100hp added over stock haha. With that much power you really dont know how much you have until you dyno it yourself.

Another story is personal encounter with Hennessy. My shop was actually approached by Hennessy to go on the show Pinks. We made a Viper that had 1500hp and Hennessy couldn't make one with more then 1200hp. They didnt put the turbos in the right spot and didnt do the time consuming wiring that our shop did. We basically had the fastest Viper in the world. That really pissed Hennessy off since he is supposed to be the king of tuning. Meanwhile our shop which is not world known made something they couldn't

He wanted to put the cars head to head but our shop didn't want to loose the car since anything can happen on that show.
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Just curious if anyone has done or knows anything about the Hennessey Performance Upgrade kit? Supposed to increase to 450 HP @ 5400 RPM's & 465 Ft lbs of TQ @ 4100 RPM's.

Here is what's included:
The HPE450 Upgrade Includes:

Cold Air Induction System
Stainless Steel Long Tube Headers
High Flow Catalytic Converters
CORSA Stainless Steel Exhaust
Engine Management Computer Upgrade
180 Degree Thermostat
Hennessey & HPE450 Badging
Limited Edition Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
Professional Installation
Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
I can't remember which one but this was discussed once before in 09 or 10 section. The consensus was a huge waste of money for 60 hp. I can't remember but I think the kit was over $7k!

If you buy all this yourself...about $3k.

CAI- $300
L/Ts w/ cat - $1500
Corsa - $650
T-stat - $15
Dyno tune - $250-400 (for n/a setups)
labor - $???
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O.k. found the old thread with Google.

Looks like the kit was $5k plus shipping. Labor would be whatever you can do yourself or pick your shop.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=53600
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I think I'd rather just drop mine off with Mr Norm....

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I've run the track at Hennessey many times here with my Lightning, they do put out some fast cars and trucks. I do agree however they are very high priced for what they claim..
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