Major tune-up

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  1. Skypilot68

    Skypilot68 Full Access Member

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    Been putting off a major tune-up as catching up on some bills and our two major purchases last October. Which actually I had scheduled a tune-up with my friendly Dodge dealership but went test riding two days before and ended cancelling that appt.

    But at 97K miles it was past due plus I already had the parts on hand. Champion RC plugs, MSD plug wires, screamin' demon coil packs, lower billet pulley/belt and All-Pro manifold gaskets..most of which I got from JTSVP. Plus I added on an oil change and tire rotation since as it was already in the shop.

    With a 10% off discount coupon..it all came to $585.00 with tax..I can live with that plus added a few more HP in the process.
     
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    Sigma-Wildcat Active Member Supporting Member

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    I can't help you there. I have only 17,342 miles on my 2006, RAM SRT-10. Keep us in you loop as the project progress. It would be good to know the hp and torque before and after the tune-up.
     
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  3. rottenronnie

    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Don't forget to have a look at the bottom of your air filter.

    Now that it's out, it would be a great time to install a drop-in K&N filter. :)
     
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    96indyshaker New Member

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    So is there a big difference between the regular K&N drop on filter and the K&N cone style? Looking to change mine come spring.
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    No, if you have one or the other, either on will work.

    On some back to back to back testing we did a number of years ago, the nod went to the cone-style drop in for one horsepower or so but that is a tiny amount to measure on a chassis dyno.
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I still don't know how to edit a post and I forgot to emphasize we are comparing DROP IN Filters here and not the K&N under-hood kit that uses a cone-style filter.
     
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    96indyshaker New Member

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    Thanks. I'm wanting to keep the factory air box. I read that you have to do a little trimming on the factory air box to run the cone filter?
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know but if you do, it will be minor.
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I know lots of guys seem to like their K&N filter KITS and it was my very first mod after buying my truck new in 2005.

    Mine measurably lost power (A-B-A dyno pulls) and had a weird sound like valve float at wide open throttle so I took it off and sold it.
     
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    Not a bad deal at all. At least you didn't have to cuss like a sailor, the mechanic probably did though, LOL.
     
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    About a month ago, I took off the aftermarket K&N and got the stock airbox from X2 Builders. I bought the drop in cone style as well. You will have to trim the upscoop that's in the airbox, or else the filter won't fit. Trim a bit at a time until it fits properly, don't go hog wild with it. I had to trim my down to where there was about an inch of the scoop left. I used a dremel tool with cutting wheel to do mine. But then again, it wasn't in the truck at that time. Took about 5 minutes to trim, and remove all the shavings.

    P/N is K & N cone, E0776
     
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    brye stanton New Member

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    You can do for less but it requires some creativity to remove plenum. I did the same and I also replaced the coil packs with screaming demon packs from summit. Please note the plug on coil has to be modified mildly to fit.
     
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    Isn't that what the filter is for...???:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes it does
     
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    What has to be modified? I've been thinking about getting those coils as well.
     
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    The plugs that go onto the coils. 1 of them has the ribs in the wrong place, so some careful trimming needs to be done.
     
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    Kiwi SRT10 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Also you must open up the spark plug gap otherwise it is a complete waste of money. The whole point of more power is to jump a bigger gap to burn more of the fuel mix....
    It sounds good to me and worked very well on my old Riviera but that was on points and condenser with a 28 thou gap. Opened that to 50thou. Had to slow the idle down twice while timing her up. I didn't notice anything on the truck as it is all done by computer and o2 sensor. At speed I am too busy hanging on. It can be down right scary on NZ roads Ya get messed up real quick!
     
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    What did the parts cost at JTSVP? I know the dealer would be way up in the roof.
     
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