As Ram TRX enthusiasts look to boost their trucks' performance, the array of available parts can be overwhelming, leaving them unsure of the best setups to choose from. If you're wondering about the most reliable and effective packages for your needs, both on the dyno and the track, this blog post is here to help. We'll provide insights and tips on established setups to help you make an informed decision.
1. Entry-Level: The entry-level packages consist of cold air intake, cat-back exhaust, and lower pulley sleeve. Popular and widely sold items include S&B, AWE OFG, and Incognito. These upgrades can typically add 20-50HP (at the wheels) to your truck without requiring tuning. Perfect for enhancing your truck's sound and performance without delving into calibrations and tuning, these packages support growth. However, if you're aiming for over 1000HP, consult a trusted shop for guidance as these options may not be ideal.
2. Mid-Level: Mid-level setups involve upper and lower pulley combos, headers, cold air intake, thermostat, plugs, catch can, injectors, and engine and transmission tuning. Popular options include Griptec, Clutched pulleys, NGK, American Racing Headers, Kooks, Stainless Works, Gates, Mighty Mouse, JLT, Injector Dynamics, and Fuel Injector Clinics. These packages can typically add 100-150HP (At the wheels) while maintaining reliability and safety.
3. Max Effort: For maximum performance, consider ported blowers, headers, cold air intake, nitrous E85, aggressive upper and lower pulley options, injectors, turbos, and larger superchargers. Top brands include Whipple, Kong or Jokerz, Ripatuned TT, Nitrous Express, and ATI. Max effort packages can increase horsepower by 175HP-300HP+ (At The Wheels) but be sure to consult a TRX specialty shop to determine the best option for you. Keep in mind that the Ram TRX is heavier than other Hellcat platforms, and towing requirements may limit your choices.
In conclusion, upgrading your Ram TRX can be an exciting and rewarding process when you choose the right setup for your specific needs and goals. Considering the costs, limitations, and tradeoffs, it's best to determine your end goal and work backward. This approach ensures that the parts you invest in now can continue to serve your needs as your horsepower desires grow. By understanding the differences between entry-level, mid-level, and max effort packages, you can make informed decisions that will improve your truck's performance, reliability, and overall satisfaction.
If you're looking for a dedicated group of TRX Racing Enthusiasts, make sure to check out the Ram TRX Racing Facebook group linked below. This community is an excellent resource for sharing experiences, tips, and support as you upgrade and maintain your Ram TRX:
Happy racing, and may your Ram TRX continue to impress both on and off the track!