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2008 ram 1500: with 5.7 hemi..boost horsepower and torque..specs

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I have a 2008 ram 1500 with 5.7 hemi. What can I do to boost horsepower and torque to later model hemi specs?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.

Brad :


Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer, My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be assisting you.. Here are the specs:

Dodge trucks equipped with the first generation (2001-2008) 5.7 liter HEMI generate 345 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 375 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm with a compression ratio of 9.6:1. Second generation HEMI truck engines (2009-present) topped out at 390 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 407 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm with a compression ratio of 10.5:1

The difference in your Hemi(Gen 1) to the (Gen2) is 45 HP and 32 Ft-lb of torque.. In order to get your's to the Gen 2 Spec's you could add a programmer, cold air induction, and Cat-back exhaust.. This will put you at or above the Gen 2 Spec's..

I hope that my info has helped you and gave you some insight to your question..

If you need anything else, feel free to ask

Thanks,
Brad


Expert:  -Brad- replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Which programmer? There are so many to choose from.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  Jim replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am another tech here at just answers, the other tech has given you the correct information to increase the horsepower of the vehicle. If you are looking for a programmer, I think the one that gives you the most options and easy to use is the predator.
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