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4/04/2001
21:57:42

Subject: 97' V6 - NOW WHAT?
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I've got a 97' 4x4 with a K&N intake and a Gibson cat back dual exhaust, and I can't beleive that this motor can't give me more juice. I may have gone a little too far with the 2.5" dual exhaust but I hoped for better than I'm getting. I've also got a Durango with the 4.7 v-8, maybe I shouldn't compare the two...Any help would be appreciated.



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4/04/2001
23:15:14

RE: 97' V6 - NOW WHAT?
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What are you expecting with a V6 and a 4000+ lb. truck? With just intake and nothing else a dual 2.5" exhaust does sound a bit much. Gotta inhale before you exhale. OK Bernd, yell at me! ;-)

Maybe a nice F&B 48mm TB would do it wonders.

You can't compare the V6 to your 4.7. Not only is that a V8, it's a totally different style engine.

Ron
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Bernd
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4/05/2001
00:25:07

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Dual 2.5 exits is a little bit much for the V6...you'll loose some bottom end power with the gains at the top end though.

Ron is correct on the throttle body though. The V6's could use some more "breathing" room. You can either swap out to a stock V8 throttle body (if you're on a budget) or the 48mm Billet (provides more TQ than a V8 TB).

Heheheheh....hey Ron: AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! (There, I yelled at you) ;)



Bernd D. Ratsch
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4/05/2001
17:43:37

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I wasn't looking for a dragster and I know you can't replace additional cylinders (v6 vs. v8) but you would think that the cubic inches to seat of pants ratio would be a little in my favor.

I'll check out the billet throttle body-the inhale to exhale rationale makes sense.

Thanks.



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