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Best Shocks for 5.7 Hemi 1500 2004???

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Old 05-04-2004, 07:58 PM
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Default Best Shocks for 5.7 Hemi 1500 2004???

I just bought a 2004 5.7 hemi and love it however I want to upgrade the factory shocks. They allow for too much bounce in the front end. This is strictly a grocery getter. No offroad use here. Any suggestions???

Also, what do you think about the flow pro as an upgrade to the factory muffler?

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Old 05-04-2004, 10:21 PM
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Default RE: Best Shocks for 5.7 Hemi 1500 2004???

I installed a set of Bilsteins shortly after buying my '04. I've had Ranchos on other trucks, and they are good also. However, the Bilsteins provide a much improved ride over what I ever experienced with Ranchos.

As far as the flow pro question - never heard of it. All I can suggest there is do your homework and do a lot of reading on this and other forums. A lot of people have gone with one muffler/exhaust system or another and ended up not liking the results, while others have had good luck. Much of it depends on what you want out of the system.
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Old 05-05-2004, 05:10 PM
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Default RE: Best Shocks for 5.7 Hemi 1500 2004???

Thanks for the response - This really helps narrow the selection for shocks. Exhaust mod is still up in the air. The "flow pro" I referenced is from a local muffler shop and they recommend flow pro over "Flow Master" to help keep kind-of-a-stock sound but with better exhaust flow.

Any word on "Super Chip" for the Hemi.

Thanks again for all responses.
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:29 PM
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:55 PM
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Default RE: Best Shocks for 5.7 Hemi 1500 2004???

If it keeps a kind of stock sound then it is a replacement muffler. If you are going to upgrade and dont want it to be loud, go with a 70 series muffler. It gives great sound but is not extremely loud like the 40 series. I wanted something inbetween the two so I got a 50 series delta flow single 3" in and Dual 2.5"out and had it custom made. It was only 240 to get it all done and it sounds awesome.
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Old 05-07-2004, 01:03 AM
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yeah mine is real bouncy too...lol..when im on the freeway certain times i sound like a goat when i talk its so bouncy...i thought that maybe it was cuz the shocks were new and i needed to brake em in but now its at 6300 miles and still feels the same so i 2 appreciate your question cuz it helps me narrow out the selections...
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Old 05-07-2004, 02:02 PM
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Default RE: Best Shocks for 5.7 Hemi 1500 2004???

I am ordering Bilstein's front BE5-6927HO, rear BE5-2550-H1.
I contacted Bilstein technical and for 2-wheel drive these are the one's.

(shocks from ProAm Parts & Accessories http://www.proamauto.com)

Thanks for all the great info.
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Old 05-11-2004, 06:37 PM
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update as of 5/11

Super Chip for the Hemi should be available some time in June '04. ProAm Parts & Accessories is contacting me when they have the actual release/availability date. I will post the data.

thanks, mike
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Old 05-26-2004, 07:04 PM
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The Bilsteins are great. They make the freeway seem a lot better. I added a 'flow pro' about 2 weeks ago and it all went like this. First installation was a short flow pro. After a quick drive around the block, off it came, and changed for a much larger flow pro. After driving for about a week and living with rattling windows and floor that one was removed and now I have almost a stock muffler. Very little sound and I believe back with the restrictions like the original.

Here is the question, what will give a deep sound, something like the old 'glass-packs' but will not vibrate the cab? I don't mind a louder exhaust at acceleration. I have spent about $210 for a chrome tailpipe extension at this point.
Thanks for your response, Mike
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