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I have chosen a cam that I'm going to install along with my airgap. The whiplash cam for the 5.9. I contacted hughes and asked about the combination of the SCT, whiplash, and the airgap. The representative said he couldn't think of a better combination. I'll have to upgrade my valve springs and retainers but hey, I can keep my stock heads. Not bad! Whiplash cams give very aggressive low end torque (hence the name 'whiplash'), which is perfect for the air gap (which gives more high end). Everything is finally going to come together!
I originally bought one of the barrel kegger intake plates from hughes. It worked great! After saving some more money I bought one of their F1 Air-gap intakes a few months back. The truck definitely feels more responsive, after the computer learned it. It was a nicely put together kit. Only thing I didn't like was the cheap vacuum plugs. But thats easily fixed. I've been pretty happy with Hughes Engines so far.

I would like to see if your combo works. Right now I don't have the cash for new heads but have been looking at buying their SCT tuner and whiplash cam. You'll have to let everyone know how that works out. :smileup:
 

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I finally have positive news. I was hanging out with a few friends today and was talking about being bummed that I couldn't do what i wanted to initially. They said why don't you have such-n-such's dad do it. The guy builds race engines... I'm an idiot. So i'm in contact with him. I sent him the link to all the parts from hughes, he has relations with comp cams and is going to look for a comparable cam for much cheaper. I'm pumped. It's game on now.

My dad also seemed interested in the build... he wanted me to gather some prices together. I think he's going to help me out. It felt like a part of me died when I was denied by some shops (colleges, Lol) to do the install. Game on guys.
Sorry to hear your heater core went bust. Dodge put them in a very convenient spot. Been there, not a fun job at all. Luckily, mine just got plugged and wasn't leaking. My dad helped me fix it. Its definitely a 2 man job (moving the dash).

I did have the chance this week to pull my dad's utility trailer on the highway with my truck. His ranger is currently broke, parked in the garage (power steering pump failed). Rather funny watching him try to pull it with a 4-cyl ranger that has 480k miles on it ( t..t..t..today junior!!).

Its only a 16 foot trailer, but its usually fully loaded. My truck pulled it fine before the intake swap, but now I notice that getting up to speed on the ramps or passing someones a lot easier. I have to agree with augiedoggy, I noticed more power toward the higher RPM range.

Just my 2 cents.


Still looking forward to seeing you pairing up a cam with this intake and tuning it. :smileup:
 
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