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Ram Tuner???

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by BigJoeC, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. BigJoeC

    BigJoeC Member
    Messages: 39

    So I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 HEMI (OH YA):nod: quadcab w/ a 8ft bed and factory 20"s. I already have a wide open exhaust (straight pipe, no mufflers, just cats) and a K&N cold air intake. My question is what do you guys think the best performance programer/chip is for the bank for my buck!
     
  2. JBMiller616

    JBMiller616 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Don't wast your money. Tuning a stock naturally aspirated gas engine isn't going to yield much in the way of HP/tq. gains unless you have internal engine work done. They do make "power programmers" for gas engines, but like I said....save your money. Most of the time when you hear of guys "tuning" their trucks, they either own a turbo diesel, which is VERY tunable, or a gas powered truck with some sort of aftermarket forced induction setup like a supercharger, turbo or some N2O setups.
     
  3. BigJoeC

    BigJoeC Member
    Messages: 39

    Ok thanks very much for the info!
     
  4. MrPLow2011

    MrPLow2011 Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 276

    Oh one other thing. Those 20's will be useless for plowing
     
  5. My07Brute

    My07Brute Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    With all due respect, your wrong about the gains.

    To BigJoeC:

    1st, go to Dodgetalk.com and sign up.

    2nd, get a Superchips 3865 and enjoy to added performance on the 93 tune, better MPG, and a transmission that works the way it should have from the factory!

    I had a Super chips on my 04' 1500 QCSB 4x4 and it made a HUGE difference!

    The superchips does not make that much of a difference on my PowerWagon though due to the Stick, I have since traded my Superchips for a Diablo (Don't get the Diablo, get the Superchips for the Auto Trans features)
     
  6. My07Brute

    My07Brute Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    With the stock Crapyear HP's yes, with a good set A/T's it will be just fine.
     
  7. BigJoeC

    BigJoeC Member
    Messages: 39

    Thanks guys. MrPlow..I dont plow with this truck. I have a 01 2500 2 dr 4x4 6ft bed with a 5.9 that I plow with. Brute, great info, thanks!
     
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I always start a tech tread by saying I am not an expert, which I am by no means not.

    First thing I would do is toss a nice muffler back on as I doubt the cat is creating enough back preasure. I also have a friend who did a programmer and intake on his 05 Hemi QCSB 4x4. He used the Hypertech I believe and claims all the stuff he did was a waste of time and money. Gains were little and now he has to run 91 octane.

    I should add that I am taking my intake and exhaust off my truck just because it doesnt do anything other than make noise. I suppose the exhuast lowers the EGT's when pulling a grade but it isn't worth it to me since the truck rarely pulls anything more than a 27' boat or small 24' camper.


    Just my .02
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  9. MrPLow2011

    MrPLow2011 Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 276

    BigJoes issue is after he did put on the open exhaust. He lost low end power and gained top end. This works ok in a lighter car not a truck weighing 5k. So now he is looking for tuners to help him with lost low end power. Put on a muffleer
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  10. BigJoeC

    BigJoeC Member
    Messages: 39

    Hummm....Cherry Bomb Glasspack!!!!
     
  11. My07Brute

    My07Brute Senior Member
    Messages: 100

    If all you want is noise....Flowmaster (they don't flow for **** though)

    I am happy with my Magnaflow, Dynomax was good to me too.