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Upgrading a Reman 5.7 Q's.

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:01 PM
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After reading the thread by, freestyledude - "Rebuilding the hemi - Budget power add ons?" I would like to have more HP in the Ram. I'm new ish to the Dodge Ram aftermarket and upgrades area. I no longer have a Jeep or car hauler to steal any extra funds that I might have.

I am wondering. Is going with new coil packs and shotrty wires worth it ?
MSD Blaster HVC-2 Ignition Coils 03-05 5.7L-6.1L HEMI and Taylor 8.2 ThunderVolts.
http://3rdstrikeperformance.com/inde...oduct_id=13606

Or. Do I go with the same info that was given to freestyledude, and go with
the 6.1 Spring and pushrod combo ?

Will I need a tuner after doing any of these upgrades ?

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:15 PM
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I don't just want to throw money into it for the sake of it. If going with the regular MSD wires is good enough, I'm fine with that. I do plan on getting rid of the factory air cleaner set-up, which will expose all the wires. I do other plans to go along with all of the stuff that will be looking at also. Just trying to get a good starting point.
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The coils aren't going to do anything for you.

I am not sure why someone would tell you to swap to 6.1 rods. They are only needed if you upgrade to an aftermarket cam ground on a 6.1 base circle.

With that said, there are tons of mods out there you can do. Personally the two best I have done are cam and converter.

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The coils aren't going to do anything for you.

I am not sure why someone would tell you to swap to 6.1 rods. They are only needed if you upgrade to an aftermarket cam ground on a 6.1 base circle.

With that said, there are tons of mods out there you can do. Personally the two best I have done are cam and converter.
However you are running a 4.7, not a Hemi
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However you are running a 4.7, not a Hemi
Not sure who told you that
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The coils aren't going to do anything for you.
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I am not sure why someone would tell you to swap to 6.1 rods. They are only needed if you upgrade to an aftermarket cam ground on a 6.1 base circle.
I was just referring to thread reply from "freestyledudes" post earlier.

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With that said, there are tons of mods out there you can do. Personally the two best I have done are cam and converter.
A Cam is also on the list.
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I'm going to have some leftover $$$$ after the New engine goes in. I'm trying to figure out where to put some of it into the Truck before I blow it all on Hookers and Coke ! or, the wife goes shopping.
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What year is your truck?
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what year is your truck?
'05 1500 4x4.
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QC or rc?
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Quad Cab.
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So an 05 QC 4wd is a heavy truck and you need good bottom to mid range. Cams for you off the top of my head would be sidewinder, 210, 210x, or 260 with 260 being the mildest of them. Nice thing about an 05 is you can use diablo and get a custom tune as well as control your trans shifting.
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So an 05 QC 4wd is a heavy truck and you need good bottom to mid range. Cams for you off the top of my head would be sidewinder, 210, 210x, or 260 with 260 being the mildest of them. Nice thing about an 05 is you can use diablo and get a custom tune as well as control your trans shifting.
Excellent. Those Cams have been mentioned before. I can't seem to find the 210 or 210X. I better get to searching then. Thanks.
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Excellent. Those Cams have been mentioned before. I can't seem to find the 210 or 210X. I better get to searching then. Thanks.
210 and 210x pop up from time to time. If you want a new one you can send the specs to comp and they will grind it for you.
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210 and 210x pop up from time to time. If you want a new one you can send the specs to comp and they will grind it for you.
All Engine upgrades are put on hold for a while. Any of the ones I was looking at will VOID the 3 year 100,000 mile Warranty. A Diablo will not. So that will be in the future after the "Break in Period."
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All Engine upgrades are put on hold for a while. Any of the ones I was looking at will VOID the 3 year 100,000 mile Warranty. A Diablo will not. So that will be in the future after the "Break in Period."
You sure about the diablo not voiding it. I would double check before loading any tunes bc it will leave a footprint on your computer once you load the tune.
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You sure about the diablo not voiding it. I would double check before loading any tunes bc it will leave a footprint on your computer once you load the tune.
I asked with the Mechanic about it. Said it would not, However, they called the place the engine came from, and now they're waiting for a confirmation on it. I should know sometime this week. I just dropped a nice chunk of money on the Hemi and do not want to do that again, Ever !
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I can tell you from first hand experience that the dealer can tell if the pcm has been flashed and how many times.
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Not doubting you on that.
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It just keeps getting better.
Still on the "Break in phase" with the Brand New 5.7 Hemi. While driving down I-70 in Frederick, Md. I saw a puff of smoke from the rear view mirror. Got off the exit and drifted down the hill back to Frederick. Pulled into a Trucking Company parking log. Oil was everywhere, except inside the engine. Oil pouring out of the bottom like there was no gasket on the oil pan. ZERO oil on the dipstick !
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