By Patrick Rall
So I understand that the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab shown in the video below is nowhere near as fast as the vast majority of the trucks that we feature on Truckin Fast Wednesday. However, based on the results of the dyno numbers of this Hemi Ram, I believe that this truck is likely tuned with few other mods. You can tell by the fact that the dyno rollers are louder than the exhaust that the pipes are stock and the results don’t seem to me to be high enough for a truck with heads or a cam swap. In other words, I believe that this 3rd gen Ram 1500 is pretty much stock other than a tune and maybe an intake and considering how many 3rd gen Hemi Ram owners we have here on DF (like myself), I thought that this would be of great interested to many of our members.
For those who are too lazy to watch the video of the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi on the dyno, the final numbers are 292.5 horsepower at 4,850rpm and 364.5lb-ft of torque at 4,100rpm. According to a chart from JBA Performance Exhaust, a stock 5.7L 3rd gen Hemi should make around 273.3hp and 294lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels so regardless of what mods we cannot see – this Ram is more powerful than stock without sounding or looking far beyond stock.