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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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View Poll Results: Are you happy with your 4.7L V8?
Love my 4.7 175 44.19%
Kind of wish I went with the 5.7 111 28.03%
REALLY wish I went with the 5.7 81 20.45%
I'm not picky.. 29 7.32%
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:03 AM
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Since my first post I have done a few things to my 05 4.7 QC 4x4 that has really helped my fuel mileage.
I did purchase it used a few weeks ago and wasnt sure how well the PO took care of it, never know for certain, so to be sure I went through the typical maintenance schedule and changed out my front and rear diff fluids with synthetic fluid, tranny flush and new filters, oil and filter changes with synthetic, new cai, and new plugs tuneup. Wow, it has made a noticeable improvement in my fuel mileage!

The first week I drove it I had calculated around 14-15 mixed and 16-17 mpg hwy, and now its 16-17city and over 20 hwy! Now I dont typically drive with a heavy foot but my hwy commute is over 70 miles to Denver each way and I do average 70-75mph. This makes me very happy and is better than I had hoped. My previous truck was a 93 GMC sierra 1500 with the 350, 2wd, and it did pretty good around town but on the hwy it did use more fuel, so my dodge 4x4 is doing better than the 2wd!
I'm sure most of you already know this but If any of you guys out there are having fuel mileage problems be sure that your truck has been maintained with all of these standard scheduled items.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:01 PM
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I just kinda wish i could a little more power out of it. I give up on the fuel economy so i just need the power.
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The only time I miss my HEMI is when I'm driving back and forth on 95 between Creech AFB and Vegas. Those windy days really kill the power. But I like my little go getter. It's alot better the the last gen 4.7L.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:54 PM
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I just recently purchased the RAM outdoorsman Quad cab with a six ft bed. I am currently getting around 12.5-13.5 in town and around 16-18 on the hwy. Is there anyway to improve that ? Is it because of the 4.7L and the 392 gears? Also what Chip/Tuner is recommended for this truck? I am a first time Dodge owner and so far this truck is blowing my 05 ford f-150 away, but would like a little more power out of it and a little better mileage.

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I just recently purchased the RAM outdoorsman Quad cab with a six ft bed. I am currently getting around 12.5-13.5 in town and around 16-18 on the hwy. Is there anyway to improve that ? Is it because of the 4.7L and the 392 gears? Also what Chip/Tuner is recommended for this truck? I am a first time Dodge owner and so far this truck is blowing my 05 ford f-150 away, but would like a little more power out of it and a little better mileage.

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My 4.7L gets more like 18mpg avg (mostly city) and i have the superchips with 93 tune. Diablo or SCT are other good choices.
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im happy with mine its gets me to and from with plenty of power for me. i dont do any towing as of now. Dont have hills in my area so dont have to worry about that.
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Bought my first new truck 18 years ago. 11 years later, I bought a used truck. I never had much money, I was never spoiled, and having lived in a 3rd world country and deployed to other 3rd world countries, I really appreciate the little things. So, I bought my first new truck after 18 years and I LOVE THE 4.7. It works just fine for me. Oh, did I mention my other trucks were V6's? That'll give ya a whole new out look on engines after almost 20 years of what some of you all are referring to as "underpowered..." lol
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I bought a 2008 4.7L 4x4 Big Horn in 2010 with 33,000 on it. I couldn't pass on the truck because of the incredible condition and the price. The 4.7L was ok but I did start to get a little disappointed with it. I knew this motor could run better. That said I put a K&N CAI kit on it. Had my muffler guy drop the stock muffler and put a huge Magnaflow in. Then I installed the Hypertech Max Energy Tuning in (Only changed engine tune, do not mess with the tranny settings per Hypertech). This thing now comes off the bottom the way it should. Less throttle required under normal operating conditions. You will be impressed. Now I love my 4.7.
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I am now on the fence. While i know that the 5.7 eats more i have had 2 dodge trucks and the engines have been 4.7l and i have not had an issue but i now have an 08 4.7l flex in and of it self not a bad thing but couple that with living in Calif. I have been researching here and with local shops i at this time have NO CAI options that are carb legal so i cant pass emissions with out having to repeatedly take the stock gear off and on. I enjoy wrenching as much as the next guy but some parts i just want to keep on my car and not have to take them on and off for inspection purposes. The hardest part is it appears that the 08 4.7 is the orphan here none of the 5.7s that i have seen in the 20xx realm have any of these limitations and the 2002 -2007 all seem to have something that is certified for Cali as well the 2009-2012 i think. To that end i'm contemplating trading in my 08 and getting a slightly newer model with a 5.7 since changing out the motor would be more annoying than its worth.

am open to suggestions or if any one knows a CAI that works and is Carb certified cause i'm not finding one.

ok sorry rant off.
Bump to a fellow cali member. I feel your pain as well with the CAI's. The only thing i have found is the K&N intakes....they're pricey though....can't wait to move away from this state....
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^FYI to you two, any intake that fits the pre 2008 4.7L should fit the 2008 and newer 4.7L. The orientation/placement of everything is identical. I have a 2010 4.7L, and the intake I bought is for a pre 2008 4.7L, it fits perfect, I just had to buy an extra coupler to connect to the TB as the newer intake resonator has a built in coupler and is not reusable like on the old style.
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