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Old 10-27-2007, 12:04 PM
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Default 06 3.7L performance

Hey everyone. First time posting, but been reading for a long time. I have an 06 ram 1500 SXT auto,loaded except for the wonderfully underpowered v6. After towing a trailer fromVA to MO, and witnessing the poor performance,I decided to look into trading up for a v8 or buying some performance parts. I need some advise. Does anyone have a line on a list of performance parts and makers to increase hp and torque? I have done some research already and come up with the below list:

ASPunderdrive pulley
Liberty intake
Fastman throttle body
throttle body spacer
k&n drop in

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Old 10-27-2007, 02:26 PM
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Default RE: 06 3.7L performance

youd probably be better trading up, and then gettin the performance parts. there isnt a huge aftermarket for the v6, but if you really wanted to upgrade it you could start with intake and exhaust. after that, you could try a chip, or computer flash. but theres really not whole much more. except for the TBspacer or maybe an electric fan or something.
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tb spacers from what ive heard are an expansive paper weight and not worth much more and i tend to agree. Chip, exhaust, intake, fans, pullys may work. Maybe a nos system. not sure if a supercharger is an option, i havent look honestly. Hope you can find what works for you, but you may be better off trading for atleast an 08 4.7L m8.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:51 PM
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Trade it in I looked in to hopping up the moter dont bother it will be cheeper and less of a nightmare just to trade it in.

I waiting to pay my off before I get rid of mine I also have a 06 3.7 I dont wait to bury my upside down payments what I owe on this truck on a New one I just wait besides with any luck by the time I am ready to trade it in they will have the big discounts once again and life time warrenety Plus they should of figured out how to get better MPG out of the Hemi and they will have the new body style out by then.

It sad when the 4.7 and the Hemi get the same or better HWY MPG than our under powered V-6 If I knew this when I got this truck I would of gotten a Hemi instead.

I been looking at the 2500 megacab 4X4 but it cost $10.000 more than the 1500 Mega I mite stay with the 1500 I dont haul real heavy stuff any more besides we still have our 2001 Super cab 2500 V-10 Dodge 4X2 sitting in the back yard if I need to haul anythingheavy But this truck Sucks the gas.

Oh yea they stop making the SRT 10 Trucks dont know why but I guess I lost out of that truck.
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:08 PM
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Hey everyone. First time posting, but been reading for a long time. I have an 06 ram 1500 SXT auto,loaded except for the wonderfully underpowered v6. After towing a trailer fromVA to MO, and witnessing the poor performance,I decided to look into trading up for a v8 or buying some performance parts. I need some advise. Does anyone have a line on a list of performance parts and makers to increase hp and torque? I have done some research already and come up with the below list:

ASPunderdrive pulley
Liberty intake
Fastman throttle body
throttle body spacer
k&n drop in

Thanks!
I think those parts are a step in the right direction (nix the spacer), if you choose to keep the truck. Any engine regardless of size, is still an airpump. I'd suggest getting an electric radiator fan (Dodge Nitros have one factory). I also suggest looking at the Nitro, Dakota forums for tips.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:06 PM
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Performance parts will help some but probably not a lot. However the resell value with our v6's isn't very good so I would go with adding the performance parts. I thought about trading up too but I would get killed on trade in and basically lose the 4 grand I put down on the truck.So instead of losing 4 grandI might as well put 500-700intoit and drive it for awhile.Has anyone tried to trade your v6 recently? If so what did they offer you?
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:42 PM
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Has anyone tried to trade your v6 recently? If so what did they offer you?
I did probably about 2 months ago and got offered $8500. Not bad, except that I owed $9000 on it at the time Decided to have patience and not get rid of it till it decides to break itself or start acting stupid. So far, no problems.

The best thing you can do is know what your truck is worth via KBB and NADA.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:00 PM
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Yeah thats not too bad. I thinkt he problem is that since dodge had such good rebates you could get a 07 v6 for 12k. I paid 14 for my 06 and only have 8k miles on it. There not going to give me what they were selling new ones for so they would try 10k probably. I sold cars for awhile and we would use NADA to trade and KBB to sell since KBB has higher values. They would basically look up the price NADA if it was worth 11k then the managerswould say start them at 9k. If the people were stupid which often they weretheywould just agree to the 9k, we would make good money.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:19 PM
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Yeah, the dealership that I work at uses KBB on both ends, trading and selling, so I know the ins and outs. And I get treated well when it comes to buying vehicles here. I got my 2003 a little over a year ago for just over $9k and no money down (and 34k miles on it) and they had $12k on the tag on the lot. The more you know, and the more that you demonstrate that you know, the better they should treat you, and if they don't....take it somewhere else
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:34 AM
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i'd agree. just trade it in....the v6 is really only meant to be the "work truck", meant pretty much to do everyday things....not really much towing. Still, I like my v6.
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