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Old 05-27-2011, 07:33 PM
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Ok, so this is my first post. I've had my truck (1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L V8 4x2, completely stock) for about 7 months now and it's time to start doing some work on her. Ultimately i want to make it a show truck but for now it's my daily driver. My first goal is to perfect the performance of the truck but i just have a few questions such as: what is the biggest V8 engine I can squeeze under the hood? What is the best type of exhaust system? general things like that. I want to go fast before I start modding the appearance to much because a few of my friends and i go down to the local race track and play around on weekends doing 1/4 miles and short oval races and my truck holds it's own just not enough to give it that extra edge. any suggestions? all feed back is good feed back. This is a learning opportunity for me and i'm willing to take advice.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:55 PM
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Ya know...about the engine...You could go with a big block but what I'd suggest is a 408 stroker based on the 360 Magnum engine.

For now try a cold air intake to improve your throttle response. Add an exhaust when you can. Those will improve your power a little bit.
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Hello and welcome to the forum great to have you here. Like Michael said the stroker will give you a real edge, the kick you are looking for.
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No real mods yet. just cheap stuff (ie: mossy oak seat covers, steering wheel cover, and floor mats, stainless steel exhaust tip, a few chrome accents, and an old brushed aluminum brush guard). like I said little things and nothing to make it stand out. Ultimately ,besides the performance, I want to do 2.5in spacers in the front, 33in tires, aftermarket chrome front and back bumpers, chrome grille, chrome brush guard, after market Euro head and tail lights, chrome tail light covers, 18in chrome wheels, chrome "roll-bar", stainless steel bed guards, tailgate handle relocation, and completely white and chrome/stainless steel out the interior. Like i said these are my plans for after i'm out of high school. I want to make it a full time show truck, but for now i just need to get from point A to B.
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