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Old 05-23-2017, 07:37 AM   #1
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To charge or not to charge

I have been giving some serious thought to charging my 04 so it's time to put in the research to help me make up my mind. I finally made a decision on camming it after 2 years of thinking about it and gathering info along the way and I feel comfortable enough to go ahead and pull the trigger on it. I'm pretty set on a Greene Racing custom grind cam after looking into them, following there FB page and seeing what they're putting out and feed back from the guys using the parts themselves. As far as valve terrain and rods I'm not so sure what to do there yet. And now with the possibility of going further what should I look at as far as the cam goes? Do I need to just plan for a charger and then if things go haywire, as they so often do in life, just keep it as it is or will getting a cam that will benefit from the charger hurt me without it? Several factors to look at in the planning stages but that's why I come here for feedback. What do you recommend and what brands should I look into? What speed bumps should I expect, when you watch the installs on tv or youtube they go so smoothly and that's not real life My biggest concerns are with the transmission being that it's my 4x4 automatic. Other threads I've read I see that it's been suggestion to shift it manually or is that just in the racing aspect? This is my daily driver truck and it may see a track a time or two but not regularly. I guess there's a good possibility that the throttle could get stepped on at a green light when I see a stang or camero. Do I need to research stalls and torque converters as well? How deep should I go into this? What should I look to spend with this whole project, money isn't really a concern I'll just buy everything over time and make it a 5 year project or longer if need be. I've learned nothing happens over night unless you have deep pockets. Should I look at getting used or brand new. UGH so many questions and thing to look into. Then again I could probably buy a motor and stroke it for the same price. Decisions Decisions. Sorry for the long thread and probably a bit of rambling, I've got the hemi fever and once you catch it it's hard to stop. Thanks in advance for reading and your feedback. Your wisdom is much appreciated! Have a good day yall

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Old 05-23-2017, 09:30 AM   #2
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My 2 cents is with being 4x4 don't boost it. It would diminish your off road capabilities. I would say build a stroker with some compression and enjoy the brute power it makes over a broad rpm range.
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Being that it's your daily driver, I'd stay away from the super charger, play toy I'd say go for it...but if you need to have this truck Monday morning so you can go to work. I wouldn't do it...but that's my opinion.
A good stroker motor will cost about the same as a supercharger, at least in my eyes it will. 50-60 extra Cubic inch makes a big impression from light to light. less tuning issues(correct me if I'm wrong here)
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If it's the daily a built engine and a cam with a stall converter will make it fast enough. The supercharger or turbo for that matter have there own quirks you have to adapt to when driving. The boosted trucks of leaned on even without going WOT you get WOT if that makes any sense. Then comes the driving side of it NA is a ton less aggressive than boosted on the trans.

Like stated if it's the daily not the play toy on the street go NA if you want boost concert to 2wd or get another truck.
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Thanks for the feedback guy's! Last year i thought about stroking but i wasn't sure if id like that as much as a supercharger but you guys are right probably wont br the best on the day to day truck. Would you guys suggest pickin up an extra motor, building and then installing or use the existing motor? I've even looked into buying a used 3rd gen in a stick that way I could have spare parts incase something breaks down on my daily. I'd have to travel to get the truck but I'd be fine with that. Plus then I'd finally have a truck in a stick like I've wanted. Just wasn't sure I wanted to add buying an extra vehicle on to the price of doing a supercharger since I've noticed they arent exactly giving them away haha
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Mmmmmmmmm stick shift.
It's always a good to have a spare motor(engine for those purist) build the spare, this way you have back up if it's needed.
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Mmmmmmmmm stick shift.
It's always a good to have a spare motor(engine for those purist) build the spare, this way you have back up if it's needed.
I also like having spares.. IMO it makes for quicker swaps when you have a motor that's ready to drop in. Also, being a daily it would get you running over a weekend.
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Mmmmmmmmm stick shift.
It's always a good to have a spare motor(engine for those purist) build the spare, this way you have back up if it's needed.
Thanks
Ah yes a stroker motor, wonder how much copper, magnets and number of batteries I will need to aquire to build such a thing haha. I've never bought a engine from the junkyard before. After the floods of 08 there was a surge of inventory but of course most of them are out of water damaged vehicles. Definitely something I'd have to have my step dad walk me through. Good thing foe me he's also in the market for an hemi to put in his 73 cuda
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Ahhh, retro rods are very cool... what transmission is he going to use?
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Good question. We haven't talked about it for awhile. I just know he's been keeping his eye out for a good deal on a motor. He's been planning on doing this for quite some time now but hasn't hopped too yet lol. I thought my moms naggin would've got him going but no dice. Maybe if I just show up someday with ans engine that will put some pep in his step
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