Everything posted by Mike Borowski
What the F are you taking about??? They upgraded the block and crank so they could juice more power out of it. And they got quite a bit! WHAT about this implies that the current gen can’t handle the power it has stock? Or even a little more boost? Please explain that and stop talking in circles.
I find this hard to believe. I swapped just my rear at around 5,000 miles and the difference is definitely noticeable. My bed is almost always close to empty and that thing hopped around like mad. Now it doesn’t.
From day one it drove me nuts that the passenger seat doesn’t go up and down in my truck. When I set my perfect seat adjustments, my wife or whoever generally felt really low to me. It really bugged my OCD. So I picked up these blocks from Amazon and did 1 inch in the rear and .5 in the front. Brought the seat even with me. Couldn’t be an easier mod! The kit doesn’t come with an adapter for the side trim like some so the track is higher than the trim so I just ticked it under. I don’t think it looks too bad and I don’t have to see it hardly ever! Ohio Diesel Parts Front Driver Seat
Glad to hear someone say they dismissed the 2.7 then drove it and changed their mind! They are hard to come by right now due to manufacturing but when you can, replace the rear shocks with Bilsteins. It makes a huge difference in ride. That combined with the light engine, my RST handles pretty darn good for a truck!
I drove both back to back. They felt equal in the power department. The 5.3 sounds better obviously. I have no transmission lag and I think there’s plenty of passing power. Either way it sounds like you’ll be happy.
I tried making a video. Not great using my iPhone. Windows up because of traffic. Stock exhaust and just an intake. Depends on what you listen to it on, it doesn’t do it justice. It isn’t as bassy as it sounds with speakers and not as raspy as it sounds on a phone. It sounds pretty good! You can’t really hear the sucking sound in the video. But the turbo and intake are a little louder especially with windows down. Afe Intake 2.7
I have the AFE intake on my 2.7. It’s smoothed out acceleration from a stop and definitely added some sound. The turbo and (surprisingly) the little engine sound pretty decent under throttle now. From a stop… power is pretty much instant and there’s more response across the RPM band. I definitely think it’s worth it for the $350 or so.
Yeah it's a 2.7L engine trying to get a full size pickup going. I love my 2.7L but yeah it sounds a little taxed from a stop. I don't think you have anything wrong. With a CAI I've recorded 6.8 second 0-60 not too shabby.
It would be a better idea to do something custom. I would use an amp like the Kicker Key 200.4 and some good speakers. I have the Bose and it's pretty good but this route would sound better and be cheaper.
I can send a text via steering wheel SIRI wirelessly? The Ram has some really nice things going for it and yes GM has some catching up to do. But 2 things that I think GM has that RAM doesn't is the 2.7L Base engine and looks. I think the Silverado looks better than the RAM.
So I put about 20 miles on with the aFe... throttle response is definitely better, no question. The transmission seems to have smoothed out, I have no idea why. The engine sounds great! Seriously when you get on it, the engine roars... but when light on the pedal the sound is exactly the same. You can hear the intake and turbo more with the windows down but with windows up, not much difference, engine just sounds more aggressive. There feels like a small gain at the low end and a little more pull at the top. All in all, I think its worth it. The overall smoother drivetrain, t
Installed the AFE INTAKE today. I got it off eBay new with a coupon for about $100 off AFE’s price. Pretty straightforward install. I started and revved it a bit. No lights (knock on wood). I’ll post a review after I do some driving today.
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