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post #1 of 9 Old 06-23-2011, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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cheap/free 360 mods

I know its been posted time and time again and yes I have searched and searched and couldnt find much of anything so Im gonna ask it here. What cheap or free mods should I be looking at doing to the 360 magnum in my Ram to get a lil more power out of it.

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Well, what all is currently done?

You could make a cheap cold air intake, cut the cats off,

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Home ported TB, mod the intake manifold, home made CAI(although the stock ram one isn't that bad compared to what they shoved in ther Dakotas). 180 t-stat. Slot the crank position sensor and advance your timing. Relocate the IAT sensor to the intake tube and not in the manifold. Tune up with NGK spark plugs and a brass contact cap/rotor set. TPS sensor mod(Hog out the screw holes and set it at .7VDC in the idle position when measured on the center contact)

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All I have done is whats in my sig I still have the cat, but its burned out so Im not gonna pull it out. Ill take all that to mind though and start with the easiest mods and work my way up from those. Then after I have all the free/cheap mods done Ill start on more exspensive ones to go with or replace cheap mods. =P

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moving the intake air temp sensor does nothing but waste fuel. you need more air, not more fuel, to make more power. once the engine gets more air, the O2 sensors will give you more fuel to keep your AFRs on target.


you could open up your intake manifold runners for higher RPM power, but all these "cheap free mods" aren't going to get you very much power.

best thing you can do is to get a tuner, bump the timing the right way, raise your shift points/redline rpm, to get more hp, and then match that with an intake and headers, and you'll pick up an easy 30-40 hp for probably $600.
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moving the intake air temp sensor does nothing but waste fuel. you need more air, not more fuel, to make more power. once the engine gets more air, the O2 sensors will give you more fuel to keep your AFRs on target.


you could open up your intake manifold runners for higher RPM power, but all these "cheap free mods" aren't going to get you very much power.

best thing you can do is to get a tuner, bump the timing the right way, raise your shift points/redline rpm, to get more hp, and then match that with an intake and headers, and you'll pick up an easy 30-40 hp for probably $600.
very well said^^

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moving the intake air temp sensor does nothing but waste fuel. you need more air, not more fuel, to make more power. once the engine gets more air, the O2 sensors will give you more fuel to keep your AFRs on target.
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A cooler intake temp reading will also make the PCM give slightly more timing because the PCM retards timing as temps increase to try and keep detonation nfrom happening. And the PCM will always adjust the fuel based on input from the O2s once it goes into closed loop operation so you won't use more fuel unless you are WOT.

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Thanks guys tons of stuff to experiment with in those threads! =)

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