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Old 01-11-2011, 12:10 AM
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I've got a 2003 Dodge Ram w/ the 5.7L HEMI, and I would love to be able to boost my HP and torque. Unfortunately I have a Champagne taste on a beer budget. I've seen the electronic supercharger for the '03 but I don't like the $5000 price tag. If anyone has an tips on what I could do to seriously unlocking the true potential of this HEMI with out going broke. Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:12 AM
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:18 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

HP & Torque are not cheap. But, without spending huge amounts of money you can do some basic mods to unlock a bit more on a budget.

Go for an open filter intake and open up the exhaust. Next, get a programmer.

Beyond that you are talking about getting into the engine, doing a cam, head work, headers, freer flowing cats, forced induction, custom program, etc...

So have you done anything yet to your truck?
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Welcome to the Z! There is tons of good info around here if you take the time to look for it.

One word of advice, something that my Dad passed onto me many years ago isthat there is three components to every vehicle. Speed, reliability and cost. You can have two out of the three but never all three. So if you want a fast truck that is reliable, it's gonna cost you some coin. If you try going fast and are not willing to fork over the money, you'll spend more time and money at the mechanic than you would like.

Hope this helps OP and good luck with your Ram. Can't wait to see pics!
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Welcome to the forum. The 3 items Maddog mentioned will wake your truck up. Air in, air out, and tuned in the middle - LOL. Best bang for the buck to start.
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Hello and welcome aboard the ForumZ. Great to have you! I think Maddog hit the nail on the head, just be sure to keep us updated!
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Yep I would agree with what MADDOG said
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Any pics of your truck? Lots of cool mod ideas here and great people and info, too, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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