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Old 10-16-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Before I sign up on a Durango forum, I'll ask here as there are a few 4.7 owners. Next spring, my Dad is wanting to mod his Durango to make it a little quicker. Here are a few questions he wants me to ask -

#1 - Is there a PCM available for these, and can the shifts be tightened up? They are too soft. This has the 545RFE trans mated to a 3.55 rear end.
#2 - Are there any headers available for the 4.7? If so, what is the best choice?
And #3 - Is the Cam/intake upgrade from the Dodge dealer worth ripping the engine apart?

As for the shifts, here is the stock shifts, as you can see, they are pretty soft -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y78n4XaA_Q0

EDIT - It'* a 2003 SXT 4x4.
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A guy in town has a supercharger Durango. So I know that much is possible. If you want I can see if he'* still around.
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Kenne Bell makes a supercharger for the 4.7... I know they market it for the WJ'*, probably do for the durangos, too. It'* steep, though, $4000+

KRC Performance has a poopload of parts and performance upgrades for the 4.7. I'm contemplating the larger throttle body for mine. Cams, Heads, Headers, Rods, Intake, Exhaust... It'* all available.

Here'* what I recommend...

Transmission: Shift Kit: http://www.transgoperformance.com/chrysler45rfe.htm
Intake: Whatever rice pipe, cold air, or whatever you wanna put on. I do know the plastic K&N kits have a bigger HP gain than the aluminum ones, says so on their site.
Exhaust: I'm running a 2.5", with 2/3 of my cats intact. Dynomax Thrush Muffler. Maybe look for a 3" exhaust, i know Kolak has one for the WJ'*.
Computer: I have the Jet Stage II with the 180 degree stat. Performance gain? Maybe. Though I don't really notice a difference between 87 and 93 octane, so my gut feeling is that the module sucks. Get a programmer. It'll probably do a better job. Superchips makes one for the 4.7'*. KRC also has a flash they can do, and, word has it, that you can get a Mopar performance flash which may give you 15-30HP.
Iginition: NGK Platinums seem to run well, so will most other plugs, except Bosch +4'* and +2'*.
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