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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 08-16-2011, 01:34 PM
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ok so i just bought my truck its an 05 1500 thunder road 2wd with the 5.7 hemi. All thats done to the truck is it has a single in duel out exaust....i have no idea what kinde of muffler is on it...its too rusted up to tell.....id like to stay reasonable on price...but im open for all ideas....thanks for any help.
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CAI, tuner like a Diablo Preditor, and maybe true dual exhaust system.
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i agree 100% with the above^^^^
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and if you wanna get a little more crazy... Underdrive balencer, ported TB and headers!!
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e-fan & 180 t-stat.
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Exhaust (and headers), intake, programming, gears. Then you can step up to a better cam, converter and custom tuning (05 is like the best year for custom tuning Rams).
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ok...thanks for all the advice......i think im gunna start with a cold air intake...then move to long tube headers and true duel exaust...i figure if i can get it breathing better befor i go and get a tunner i would see a bigger hp gain. i allso want to get rid of my mechanical fan and go with a electric fan.....is it worth it....and if soo....can i just go and get a fan from advanced auto parts.....or do i need a spacific one?
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do the cheap mods first, 180 tstat, cai, efan...you can go to a pick and pull yard and get a taurus efan for like $25-$30, then get a $30 fan controller (hayden)at an autoparts store. I've had a ford taurus efan for about 3-4 years and 125k+ miles and still runs strong. change the Y pipe as well.
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