Originally Posted by gdstock
Then it would be helpful to state that it is your opinion. I only know of one person on the forum (there may be more that I am unaware of) that has any experience in the automotive industry. And his experience counters your opinion.
Would be cool if its either Pete Hagenbuch or William Weertman, those guys are extremely smart engineers
Guys involved with the greatest engines ever...426 Hemi,LA Small Blocks,2.2 Chrysler,slant 6 & so on.
Anyone who wants to say the 180 degree thermostat sucks and that the 3923s suck can line their Ram up against mine and we'll compare stats of miles per gallon and performance and real world driving. The dyno information is there on Mopar Spead Tweaks, Mopar Action,Hot Rod Magazine and various websites dedicated to it and my odometer doesn't lie 12,000 miles without a code tripped and I have performance that can hang with a Hemi truck.
There are ways of mechanically fooling the computers or just the fact the computer doesn't care about certain parameters that run within its range. I ran 17psi of boost on my Neon for a year and a half by installing a check valve on the map sensor called a missing link, don't ya think if our PCM's were so freaking smart they would try to adjust for 17psi of pressure in a situation where vacuum is always supposed to be present? Why don't I run the turbo anymore? 17psi and 16 valves driving a Mitsubishi TE04h Turbo small turbo basically kills the turbo bearings and keeping the girl happy = money, so I sold the turbo kit I homemade!.
I agree with others that the cold air intakes and throttle body spacers are mental voodoo that doesn't work but looks great when you pop the hood, its dyno proven that its bs. I only promote things that I know others have dyno proven and I've tested to an extent. I find it offensive that people would go to the extent to say they would not trust somebody to work on their vehicle because they disagree with their opinion without having solid proof to back their own opinion up while holding others to a gold standard.
Plus if somebody knows an engineer who says certain things, you gotta remember not everything you hear is completely true even from them, sometimes they put out disinformation on purpose so that people do not bypass emissions or kill themselves racing. Lets not forget Chrysler Corp employees are the same ones who lied to us and the insurance companies and said the 426 Hemi put out only 425hp...yeah at 4400 Rpm
6000 Rpm was a different story! lol Its like that episode of mythbusters where they supposedly confirmed that the blood hounds that catch escaped convicts cannot be beat and that they will find their objective inmate each time, not true, that show on Discovery Channel (I almost Got Away With It) shows real stories of people who break out of jail fooling the blood hounds all the time and escaping to freedom.Point is they're not going to encourage you to beat a blood hound they want you to think you'd have no hope. There was a guy at a car show who said he worked for Chrysler and that the 426 Hemi only makes 350hp by todays net standards but theres countless videos of stock 426 Hemi cars on chassis dynos saying something very different....430hp to the wheels with a torqueflite trans! and net ratings measure Engine power with full engine accessories and NO trans. So the 430hp to the wheels kind of dismisses that supposed Chrysler workers opinion that I talked to years ago. For the record I still think Gross is a better way to measure power. But anyway thats another topic!