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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.9L

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Old 09-07-2007, 03:03 PM
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Hey I have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with the 5.9L in it, im in the military and currently over seas... Within the last week or so i have purchased many items that i believe will 1) increase power and 2) MPG's... Here is the list of items that i have recently purchased... Jet performance Chip stage 2, Flowmaster 40 series, K&N Cold Air intake, and a Jet Performance throttle body spacer.... I would like to know if any one has any good ideas for more easy upgrades... Also im looking in to headers and would like to know whats a good "bang for the buck" brand, so far the edelbrock shorty headers are in the lead for me..... Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:11 PM
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Fist off cancel your order for the Throttle body spacer. It will provide nothing but a sucking sound from your wallet as your money is wasted. On some motors they work well and have been proven. This forum's memebrs have done alot with them and found that in some cases they actually hurt the motors performance and mileage. Cancel your order and email Dan Arcand at Thefastman.com. Get yourself a new complete Throttle body from him. When I had my 97 5.9 gasser I got one of those and was very pleased. Secondly Thanks for serving. You will find alot of service members on this forum. I am currently Active duty AF, and have spent time in Iraq myself. Also check out the DIY for this section. Ther si a download for many many cheap or free things you can do with that motor to free up a few ponies. Good luck and when you get a chance let's see your rig.
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:13 PM
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Oh yeah, please drop your font size down too... thanks. Other guys would yell at yah for that.
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:20 PM
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Alright appreciate it i guess that i will go and cancel that order now i had a buddy tell me that he noticed some improvement on his ram so i thought it would be a easy bolt on...
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:29 PM
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I would ask him if he added that at the same time as another add on, or what motor he has. It has worked somewhat on the V-6, but the way the intake is designed on the 5.2 and 5.9 there is no way a throttle body spacer can perform. What spacers actually do, or in theory do, is as air goes through them it causes that air to spin. Now in other designs that can work, because as that spinning air leaves the spacer the spin can be held through the intake runners to the valves. The intake design of our motrs is such that the air leaving the throttle body or the spacer as it were enters a huge chamber full of seperate runners, but nonetheless a large empty chamber. There is no possible way the spinning effect can hold up under those conditions. A friend of mine has a v-6 Ranger and I can defintely tell the differance after he installed his spacer. It just scientifically does not work on that motor. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:13 PM
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1 word; pulley

compound word; Supercharger
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:22 PM
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Send your Jet chip back too. There's a member here named RM_Indy who has a page dedicated to Jet. It's called jet chip sucks.com or something like that.[sm=icon_rofl.gif] I will find it and post back.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:28 PM
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I agree with ^^^^^. Lose the jet chip
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:31 PM
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From a previous post by Rm_Indy:

Quote:
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http://www.rm-indy.com/Jet_Sucks.htm

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the PCM in the truck will actually learn istelf around the chip and after a while give you OEM performance instead of the chips performance...

ither hypertech, superchips, handheld programers are the way to go... or if you wanna get narly with the big bucks... a B&G flash,, but thats advised to do after your wished mods are completed to get the full effect of both working in harmony.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:36 PM
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I have a Superchips I am selling. Would rather it go to someone here than just whoever off of ebay.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:36 PM
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As others have said, thanks for serving. My boys in the Navy and I spent 10 years Army.

I agree with Tommygunz, the throttle body spacer does not help our trucks.

I run the edelbrock shorties and am very happy woth them. Had a set of summit/pacesetter shorties that burnt out. Waste of money for them, but others have had good luck with them so! A number of us have went with the less expensive 14 inch round air cleaner with a K&N round filter. I believe it allows my engine to get all of the air it needs where the K&N CAI was limiting it a little.

Definitely go with the Fastman 52mm throttle Body. I actually watched Dan machine mine and he even installed it for me in this driveway. It definitely makes a big difference. If you can swing it, some of us have seen noticeable engine improvement with the installation of an MSD ignition system with matching MSD Blaster coil and 8mm or 8.5 mm spark plug wires. Replace your cap and rotor also with copper connection cap and rotor.

If you're going into your exhaust, I also run the Flowmaster 40, purchase a Magnaflow High Flow catalytic converter. It will allow the rest of your exhaust mods to work better. Unless you're good with cutting and welding exhausts, I'd recommend having an exhaust shop fit it in. That's actually gonna be my next mod.

Another thing you can do is install Harlan Sharp 1.7 roller rockers. These will give your valves additional liftbetter than the factory cam does for you.I can't ermember the mans name in Florida, but others will remember his name. he designed therocker arms and will give you the best price available anywhere.

Some guys run a 180 thermostat cause a cooler engine gives more power, but some like me can't cause it cause the check engine light (CEL) to come on. Others have been lucky and have not had that problem.

Take care over there and keep in touch. There's a lot of good info on this forum and all of us will be very happy to give you whatever tips we can.

If you've an unlimited budget of course you can go into Superchargers, stroker motors and such, but it sounds like you are looking for bolt-on performance on somewhat of a budget.

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:39 PM
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Thanks for everything guys, now im kind of worried about what i bought tho.... But all is well i will be home in november!
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PM me your price for the superchips. I'm interested.
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