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Hey guys. This is my first post on the forum. I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L QC (pics coming). I just recently installed a K&N Replacement Air Filter, Single Magnaflow Exhaust, a Ranch Fiberglass Lid, and a 2" Front-End Leveling Kit. I am looking for any modifications that will increase my fuel economy. I do mostly city driving, mixed in with a little highway driving. I was thinking of adding a Superchips Cortex Programmer 3950, but I am open to any of your preferences.
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A tuner would definitely help get that economy up. Problem is when adding more power, it's sometimes difficult to keep that right foot out of the go pedal.
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Welcome to the Z!!! I agree, a tuner will help, but its hard now to keep trying out that new power. Glad to have ya aboard!
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Thanks for the quick response. I guess my next question is which one to buy. I've read about people who have the Superchip Cortex for their 4.7 and are seeing gains in MPG (numbers being mixed), but any gain is fine by me!
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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . I don't think a Predator is available for that motor . If it were thats what I would tell you to go with . I would have to say go with the Superchips then . Maybe an electric cooloing fan (do away with the mechanical one), headers and catback will help . Any pictures of your truck ? Any mods done or plans for future mods ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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Don't forget synthetic fluids. Sounds like you have the basics pretty well covered though.
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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . I don't think a Predator is available for that motor . If it were thats what I would tell you to go with . I would have to say go with the Superchips then . Maybe an electric cooloing fan (do away with the mechanical one), headers and catback will help . Any pictures of your truck ? Any mods done or plans for future mods ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
Once it stops raining I am going to try and get some new pictures up, I attached a picture before the leveling kit. I just got a Single Magnaflow Exhaust and decided to get a K&N Replacement Air Filter instead of the Cold Air Intake. Can you explain more about the electric cooling fan?

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I wouldn't waste the money on the K&N replacement filter . I bought one and didn't notice a bit of improvement . I bought a K&N FIPK kit and could tell a difference . Electric fan is used in place (secured to radiator) of the regular mechanical fan that bolts to the front of the motor . The regular fan robs the motor of quite a bit of power to turn it . The electric fan can be wired in to turn on at a certain temp . Heres a link to Flex A Lite . Their a top notch electric fan company . Their kits pretty much come with everything you'll need . http://www.flex-a-lite.com/
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Thanks for all who have posted so far. This weekend I am going to replace my K&N Replacement Filter with an AEM Brute Force Intake, install a body throttle spacer, and install a Superchips Cortex Programmer. All of this to go along with my exhaust is going sound and perform excellent.
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