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Old 05-15-2011, 11:25 PM
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Hello, I just recently switched from ford to dodge.
LOVING the switch. my ram is excellent ( except for that damn hemi tick )


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where should i start on mods?
im looking for more power
and possibly more MPG

my Hemi is bone stock except for a K&n intake.

where do i start on mods?
give me a list of things i should check out and your recommendations on brands and products.
help me out please

any advice on the truck as well would be great.
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Since you already have a CAI I would suggest doing the other two of the big three, which would be a programmer and exhaust. For a programmer, hands down, go with the Diablosport Predator (u7137 for your truck I believe) As for exhaust a lot of people here are getting maganaflows. You have some different styles and models to choose from and it just all depends on what you are looking for.
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Well if you already have an intake i would say a chip and exhaust. As for brands its hit or miss. its more about personal opinion and what options you want. just let us know what your looking for and im sure someone around here already has it and can help you out.
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with the exhaust, should i go full cat back? or should i do headers as well?

also. anyone know of how easy it is to install the magnaflow? and whats the best one in your opinion? cause thats the brand im leaning towards
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with the exhaust, should i go full cat back? or should i do headers as well?

also. anyone know of how easy it is to install the magnaflow? and whats the best one in your opinion? cause thats the brand im leaning towards
Hi and a warm Carolina welcome to the best RAM ForumZ on the web. How about posting a few photos of your truck so we can give you ideas besides the big three?

Also, how much $$ you got to spend? If you have enough the full exhaust system including headers would give better gains than just the cat back system.

Seeing this is your first post how about using the link in my SIG to jump to the Newbie Checkin to introduce yourself.
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with a tuner i would say full exhaust. if you look in the vendor section american racing headers is a good brand that a lot of members have used. I have changed many exhaust systems in my day and they are pretty easy. if worse comes to worse and everything is rusted i use my trusty saws-all or a cutting torch.
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Hi and a warm Carolina welcome to the best RAM ForumZ on the web. How about posting a few photos of your truck so we can give you ideas besides the big three?

Also, how much $$ you got to spend? If you have enough the full exhaust system including headers would give better gains than just the cat back system.

Seeing this is your first post how about using the link in my SIG to jump to the Newbie Checkin to introduce yourself.
ill get some pictures up tomorrow as of now i have one right now on my phone but its not the greatest picture
so ill take some pictures of inside and outside tomorrow when its bright again

money wise im pretty tight. but if the full headers and exhaust is worth the money i will be spending i can save up a few paychecks and get it.

also how will this thing tow? im looking at towing 4 jetskies in the summer to laughlin. its about 250 miles from home.
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jet skis are fairly light. i wouldnt hesitate for a second in towing 4 of them with your truck. as long as you keep up with your basic maintenance (oil changes, filters, etc....) youll be fine.
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full exhaust should help with towing if you setup your exhaust right (correct tube dia)

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full exhaust should help with towing if you setup your exhaust right (correct tube dia)

what do you recommend? what is your exhaust set up?
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