What should I upgrade.

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  1. M.Yester

    M.Yester Junior Member

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    Hey what's up everyone. I just purchased a new 2017 ram sport single cab. I'm wanting to do some small performance upgrades first. Just not sure what to do. Im eventually going to put the 6.1 cam in etc. I guess I'm just itching to upgrade. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
     
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    Although some will argue it, bolt on's really do not add a lot of usable power. Back in the day it was called ricer math. A good butt dyno but doesn't add a lot of power is the pedal commander or a tuner. Both are mostly placebo, but it will make the truck feel like its a wild beast.

    The Cam will add a ton of HP with the right tune. Id save my money for either the cam or forced induction. Those will be where the real power comes from. Other than that you know what your are in for.
     
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    A couple of things that lots of guys do:
    Tuner w/custom tune
    CAI
    Exhaust
    Catch Can
    Pedal Commander
    I disagree with the above post. I believe that these items will give you a noticeable increase in street performance without spending your life's savings. You can always do heads, cam, headers, gears etc at a later date, and those mod's will give you a lot greater increase than the list above.
    Jay
     
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    I also disagree with the second post. You could do like I did to My 2015 RCSB - 3.92/8 Speed

    PCM Swap / Hemifever 93 Octane Tune
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    It's Beastly. Certainly no *placebo* effect here. :Big Laugh:
     
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    Me personally, I would save up and go the forced induction route. That is going to be more cost up front, but will give you the most amount of power. A tuner is usually included in the kit for the forced induction.
     
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    ^^^^^ Man, he went straight to the "big guns"!!!! No messing around with the small stuff---:naughty::naughty:
    Jay
     
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    Thanks guys I appreciate all your comments. I also feel that the bolt on products are kinda a ricer move. Even though the pedal Commander seems to be kinda cool. I think I will wait and just save for some real horse power upgrades. Thanks again
     
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    If nothing else a Carven Progressive exhaust system will make your truck sound like a hotrod.
     
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    my plan is to drive stock until the drive train is pretty much worn out. then transplant a hellcat drive train into the truck.
     
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