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Just registered and thought I would say Hi and introduce myself.

I have a silver 2005 Magnum RT and was considering putting a CAI but cant decide on K&N or Volant. Please can ANYONE put me out of my misery and reccomend the better one?

Also, I want to put the chip module in. Any recommendations welcome.

Also I want to put that Tornado thingymabobby in too. Any experiences?

I bought my RT 3 weeks ago and Love it!! However, when it warms up it just doesnt feel as pokey at times. Sometimes it ok sometimes it feels flat. Other times HOLY SH*T. Whats going on, someone said in a thread to turn of the traction control???? Not sure, its 2.30am and my brain isnt working. Any advice welcome.

BTW I did it. Yes I went the full 220km/hr Just to see what it feels like. It handles well. Do you know if speed is capped by the computer? Cos I still had more to push on the pedal? I just didnt want to risk it.

My Escort Solo 2 radar detector arrived yesterday and thats soo cool as its wireless. Emmm I think its essential for me. I drive to enjoy BUT ONLY when its safe conditions and wont endanger anyone.

If anyone has ANY advice on making this baby accellerate faster /better performance etc, I would be humbled.

OH here's another.... I painted the lettering on my 18" stock wheels and that looks great. I used the paint pen made for that sort of thing but am dissapointed with it as it started cracking after about a week even though the instructions say it wont crack, is there anyone that can advise on a better product?

Sorry for such a long post!

Thanks.
 

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The tornado "things" are useless, they serve absolutely no purpose and are just a waste of money. If something that simple could improve performance as much as they say (even if only 1 or 2%) then don't you think that for the $1 it costs them to make Dodge would have included one already?
There are way too many other things that create turbulance after the "tornado" (like the throttle butterfly) for this to actually help. Save your money for a better mod, like a CAI, exhaust, or programmer (when available).
 

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nice choice of color (same as mine) the tornado is a waste of money . as for a chip i haven't heard of one yet . except the jet chip .(still waiting to hear opinions on that ) i am going to make my own c.i.a. i got the pic of the k&n and i can make that for about $40.00 .money saved =more money to spend on other mods .
 

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Matrix said:
was considering putting a CAI but cant decide on K&N or Volant.

Also, I want to put the chip module in. Any recommendations welcome.

Also I want to put that Tornado thingymabobby in too. Any experiences?

Not sure, its 2.30am and my brain isnt working. Any advice welcome (Matrix, refer to following advice)

Yes I went the full 220km/hr Just to see what it feels like.

My Escort Solo 2 radar detector arrived yesterday and thats soo cool as its wireless.

OH here's another.... I painted the lettering on my 18" stock wheels and that looks great. I used the paint pen made for that sort of thing but am dissapointed with it as it started cracking after about a week even though the instructions say it wont crack,......................

Matrix,

Slowwwwwwwwwwwwwww down bud! Not just the driving!
KK

FYI - You'll see the MPH next to the km/hr. I know 220 seems faster but actually, you're doing the same speed.

PS: Love the enthusiasm though!!!
 

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I haven't put my R/T on a dyno nor do I have time slips BUT I can say that I gained 2mpg and the seat of the pants is better throttle response WITH the Tornado. Maybe my R/T is the exception.
 

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Canada Speed Clock???

Hey qzking,

I do understand the km/h vs Mph thingy. I am from England so we only use Mph. When I came to Canada (4years ago) they ONLY use Kmh here hence the 220Kmh. I thought that all N.America did too.

Also, I noticed that my Canadian Speedo only shows MAX 220Km/h where as US shows higher. Well PISSED!!! Why the difference, just dont get it!! I'll post a pic of it soon.

I know when I when to the limit (220kmh) I still had plenty throttle to give so I knew it would do more, but why why why make a different speedo face plate for Canada?

Any thoughts?
 

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Why the difference? Cause yall are Canucks. lol

The Tornado... not worth it. The "seat of pants" thing is likely a "in the head thing" just telling yourself it worked so you'll sleep better at night.

Chips or Prgorammers... I haven't heard of anyhting, but then again I'm not up on all the Mag goodies.

As for the speed... well I can't say anything as I'm jsut as bad. :)
 

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I know when I when to the limit (220kmh) I still had plenty throttle to give so I knew it would do more, but why why why make a different speedo face plate for Canada?

Matrix,
You seemed to be moving at warp speed when you made that post and I was just delivering a little zinger.

Are you saying that the computer limited your top end to 220 Kph or 137 MPH or that that is the maximum speed shown on the face plate? I believe the US Magnum RTs have a 160 MPH or 257 Kph top end on the speedo but I'm not sure if the computer limits them to a lower top end speed than that. Can an RT owner help me out here?

I am impatiently waiting for the delivery of my black Magnum SRT8. I know it has 180 MPH on the speedo. That's 290 Kph. I doubt I'll ever be able to find out if there is any peddle left @ 180 MPH unless they let me take it on California Motor Speedway.

I would like that!
KK
 

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Welcome to the site! You'll enjoy these boards second only to driving your car!
I've been on several boards for several years and I'd say the Tornado poll runs about 100 to 1 against. I'm not saying it doesn't work, but think about this, if any car manufacturer could get more HP and better fuel economy by adding a piece of steel in the intake, I'd bet they'd do it in a heart beat.
 

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Brad if your statement is true then why doesn't the manufacturer install higher flowing heads, intakes, exhausts, program the ECU better? Why do you think Jetchip, Superchip, Hyper Programmer do such a great business? They take over where the manufacturer either couldn't or didn't want to. I had a 2001 Corvette when that generation first came out (1997) it had 300hp in two years it was upped to 350hp just by changing the flow characteristics of the intake and exhaust. Something tuners have done for years. I added the tornado to my Vette and saw an increase of 3 yes I said 3 mpg!! That was verified by the trip computer and my own calculations.

The manufacturer often adds products from aftermarket companies after they see the results of years and many installs.

How many vehicles have come out only within a year or two of that model cycle to have the HP upped just by the manufacturer reprogramming the ECU?

The manufacturer does NOT always have the BEST answers and they don't always put all their eggs/horsepower out at the beginning. And of course the manufacturer doesn't want you to know about a 30 dollar product that will improve their product!
 

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It's not that they couldn't or really didn't want to... it's the cost it'd take to do it. Why do you think they got rid of the small options like a lights package on the Rams? It all adds up.
 

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Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! Now I cant freakin post a reply just wrote cos it says I have a URL in it. I DONT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GRRR this is freaking me out. Where's the stupid URL??
I think these guys need a new techie!!!

Dont tell me, cos I'm in Canada I cant post!! LOL!!!
 

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Hey Bubba Hemi

Cost falls UNDER they DIDN'T want to. I'm merely making a point that after market products DO work. Of course not all the time for everyone and every vehicle but they do work. I have seen many people use programmers, chips etc.. with no results at all then others have seen great results.

I have seen people add exhaust and say it made no SOTP difference. I have also seen dyno's and strip runs to prove some chips and programmers work and sitting right next to the person that showed a difference on the dyno is another person with the same year make and model car with the same mod and no difference on a dyno.
 

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You're right, there are many aftermarket parts the do work and some that don't... however my point was that even for ones that do work, it's not cost effective to really include it. That's why I threw that in about the lights package because they're looking to cut the cost. So even if it only cost 10 cents to make the Tornado, when you put it in every vehicle, it adds up quickly.
 

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Ron wandered into the Magnum forums! Watch out Ron these things are addicting..... :D
 

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LOL...I've been eying one up...the jury is still out :)
 

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I'm thinking our leader here needs a SRT-8, it's only fitting!
 

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Thanks Guys!!

Thank you to EVERYONE for their input.

Qzking.... I am so going green with envy!!! If ONLY my "greedy" dealer told me about the SRT8 I would have held back for one for sure. Still I love my Magnum no end!!! I cant get enough of it!!!!

Regarding the top end speed, yes the face plate says 220km max on the Canadian speedo, but I know I could have gone even faster as I still had more left on the throttle and I was also feeling it was accellerating but only showed 220.

Still dont know if it is capped at say 260khm/160mph by the computer chip.

Vegaslightz you convinced me about the Tornado, but diamondrmp convinced me back!! AHHHRGHH I dont know what to do!!!! Maybe I should just order one and try it, then post and then you guys can take my word if it works or not LOL!!

Also, has anyone tried 5 star car wash??? Does it really work? And why why why can I not buy it in Canada. Come on guys, you guys complain about the economy but no-one does anything about exporting to other countries.

Just take Volant CAI, can I get it in Canada, No Freaking way. "Sorry never heard of it or sorry cant get it here" is everyone's reply.

Anyone want to go business with me in Canada. We would make a killing LOL!!
 
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