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Old 07-04-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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I gotta say, I'm really impressed with this truck's low end torque. But anywhere else....I'm not really happy with it. My very very mild 5.0 in my Flareside could spank this truck and send it to the appropriate corner for timeout. I have always been impressed with the single cab hemi trucks but the CC's just never seem to match up with mine and this one is the same. I realize I'm talking about a stock truck other than a drop in filter but.... Something else, when you're cruising at anything above 45 and lay the skinny pedal down, it seems like it downshifts twice. It also seems like it's being held back. No doubt because of the factory exhaust. But the downshifting thing bothers me a bit. Tell me I'm not crazy guys.

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quote:No doubt because of the factory exhaust.
Yep. The factory y-pipe is atrociously restrictive.
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Try a CAI, aftermarket cat-back exhaust, and a programmer... you might be very impressed
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:27 PM   #5
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What gears do you have flareside?

Swapping to 456 gears was one of the best mods that I've done to my truck. They helped towing power, acceleration, gas mileage around town and at the track. A torque type camshaft and headers will help too. Just remember, you do have a heavy truck. Gears will make the biggest difference.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:22 PM   #7
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What's holding the truck back is tuning with an excess amount of torque management.(same with the tranny)Put a tuner on it to start with and you will see a big differance.If you still want more these guy's will tell you what you need to know.
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What's holding the truck back is tuning with an excess amount of torque management.(same with the tranny)Put a tuner on it to start with and you will see a big differance.If you still want more these guy's will tell you what you need to know.
I'm in the process of finding one now. Am I going to run into any issues with buying a used tuner? My Ford is OBD1 so no goodies available for me. This tuner stuff is all new territory.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #9
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A used tuner will be fine.Just make sure that it is unmarried from the previous vehicle (returned to stock) before you purchase it.Try to get one with the power cord and usb cord so you can hook it up to the computer.You will need these to update the tool to get the latest tune's.The top 2 tuner's for the hemi are Diablo and Superchips.Depending what you plan on doing with your truck.(how far you are going to mod it)Do a little research to make sure you get the one that's best for your need's.If you have any question's just post up.Most of us use one or the other and will be happy to answer any question you might have.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:23 PM   #10
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Whoops, I forgot...It's got 4.10's. I saw a U7137 in the classifieds here, awaiting a response to that. I don't plan on going too far with it. Just enough to enhance it's fuel economy and towing abilities with it...not building a race truck...just making something good a little better.
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