Ecodiesel Mods?

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  1. Kapt

    Kapt Senior Member

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    Since it's been around for a while now I'm sure some of you have made some modifications to your Eco. What have you done to it?
     
  2. RAMBUNCTIOUS

    RAMBUNCTIOUS Junior Member

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    Hey @Kapt - I have had my EcoDiesel for almost a year now (2015 bought it used with only 16k miles on it for a steal). In terms of mods, see below:

    aFe Magnum FORCE Pro 5R Stage-2 Intake System - 2014-2016 Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
    https://www.thoroughbreddiesel.com/...MIpoeOlLvt3wIVD47ICh3ViwbDEAQYAiABEgKLv_D_BwE

    Reason: It was a cost effective way to allow the engine to breath more efficiently and produce a louder 'whistle' sound ;) I also noticed about 2-3MPG improvement as well as 10+ horsepower. I like the sound it produces and highly recommend it!

    Ram Bull Bar - Lund

    https://www.cjponyparts.com/lund-bu...MI0Ymw6Lvt3wIV0sDICh2oZAc6EAQYBCABEgI9RPD_BwE

    Reason: Aggressive look and not expensive to add - if anyone decides to slam on there breaks this will protect my trucks nose - light bar is extremely bright and great for off-roading or snowy conditions (I am looking to invest in this in the future: https://www.carid.com/throttle-down...-rhf.html?filter=1&view=085897&year_id=123546

    Step Up Tailgate

    https://www.americantrucks.com/best...VgR6GCh22_A2nEAQYAiABEgJEgfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Reason: Easier for the wife to climb haha

    Front & Rear Lights

    Reason: Stock one's were not as effective - especially in the front - wanted to get a bulb that was brighter and provided a wider range for night driving - excellent upgrade and took about 2 hours to swap the stock with the new lights. Back lights make it look awesome.

    https://www.amazon.com/Xtune-2010-2...ocphy=9007767&hvtargid=pla-569124223919&psc=1

    Tailgate Bar Light

    https://www.cjponyparts.com/putco-s...ight-bar-60-inch-dodge-ram-2009-2018/p/TLL68/

    Reason: The look and for added light appearance - this light bar is great - changes when backing up and blinks left/right turn signal - was interesting to get it installed (I had to remove my tailgate) but that made it a lot easier!

    Bridgestone Dueler M/T Tires

    http://www.offroaders.com/tech/AT-MT-Tires/Bridgestone-Dueler-MT.htm

    Reason: Someone slashed my original stock tires - but I wanted something a bit more aggressive and that could handle basic off road operations (Snow/Mud) - took it out in the snow the other day - standard traction - better for rocks or mud - Fantastic if you do not any road noise that typical massive off road tires would give you - In the future, I will probably get much larger tires and new rims - but things take time and money ;) - they look great when they are cleaned up and polished


    Future Purchases:

    - New Rims
    - New Speaker System
    - New Nerf Bars (black and two step vs three)
    - aFE Exhaust Tip (for look)
    - New Tonneau Cover (slide vs fold up)


    Best Advice: Shop around - sites will have promotional deals all the time - you don't have to buy everything from one site - construct a build list and piece it together - if you have the budget you can do it all at once or over a few months (which is what I did). Build your dream rig!

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. crash68

    crash68 Senior Member

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    @Kapt If your looking for better fuel economy, more HP/Torque and the engine to run a lot cleaner: http://www.greendieselengineering.c...m/GDE/Ram-1500-EcoDiesel-Hot-Tune/2_37.action
    There are other tuners out there but none of them have the amount of R&D and actual user miles on them like GDE. On the Ram1500Diesel forum there is enough members running the tune with an accumulated milage into the millions.


    I give you the louder whistle part but the fuel economy and horse power gains are BS. Just like with all the other CAI the HP gains don't have anything to back them up other than a "butt dyno". The stock air filter and intake can supply more air than the turbo(and how it's programmed) can cram into the engine. Unfortunately you don't gain much by minute lowering intake resistance with forced induction engines.
     
  4. Firebird

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    GDE tune is top notch!
     
  5. Jwithing

    Jwithing Senior Member Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't mod your eco quite yet. I just read that Chrysler settled a lawsuit for diesel emissions cheating and there will be a large payout to owners. A requirement is that they have modifications done at a dealership. Odds are you will get denied if you are modded.
     
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