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Got Torque?

God knows I don't.

Any way to get a little more low end Oomf outa my 3.5 R/T?
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Changing the gear ratio from 3.66 to 3.89 (or even 4.11) will give you more off the line performance. Intake and exhaust may net you a couple of extra foot-pounds. You could always adjust the computer (and if you figure out how, let us know ).
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1. install 3.89 gears. Cost of about $300
2. Kenne Belle Optimizer II. Cost of about $400- $450

I'm going to do both over the holidays. I agree with you that the R/T is a little disappointing off the line. There's lots of power in the top end, but how often do we really use it? After 2 yrs, I'm ready to do something about it.

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Changing the gear ratio from 3.66 to 3.89 (or even 4.11) will give you more off the line performance. Intake and exhaust may net you a couple of extra foot-pounds. You could always adjust the computer (and if you figure out how, let us know ).
Who makes a 4.11s for the Intrepid?

The only other gear set I know of is the Prowler Pro, but those should be much higher than 4.11.

Anyway, the cheapest way I can think of is 3.89 gears + small diameter tires, say 225/50 r16, or 225/40 r17. Don't know if KB Optimizer is optimized for the top end or low end.

I guess high stall converter is another option, but once you get to the extreme stuff like Prowler Pro, high stall, tranny sway, you might as well as just get a Mustang or SRT-4.
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Changing the gear ratio from 3.66 to 3.89 (or even 4.11) will give you more off the line performance. Intake and exhaust may net you a couple of extra foot-pounds. You could always adjust the computer (and if you figure out how, let us know ).
I've wondered that myself. Even something as simple as an Apex'i piggyback or an eManage could help tune the A/F and timing. If I knew what kind of air sensor the 'trep used I could offer more on this, but I can't recall it. I know on my car the eManage tunes for a Karman MAF just fine.

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I guess high stall converter is another option, but once you get to the extreme stuff like Prowler Pro, high stall, tranny sway, you might as well as just get a Mustang or SRT-4.
But how much fun is that?
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Who makes a 4.11s for the Intrepid?

The only other gear set I know of is the Prowler Pro, but those should be much higher than 4.11.
I thought the Prowler Pro (and the other one for which I forget the name of it) were 4.11 gears. I could be wrong though. Now I'm curious.
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I thought the Prowler Pro (and the other one for which I forget the name of it) were 4.11 gears. I could be wrong though. Now I'm curious.
No, the Pro gears have the equivlent ratio of 4.96, or 27% higher than 3.89 gears. I feel those are a bit too aggressive for everyday driving.
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to get more tourqe hm, drive that charger
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No, the Pro gears have the equivlent ratio of 4.96, or 27% higher than 3.89 gears. I feel those are a bit too aggressive for everyday driving.
Woah! I didn't know they were that high. Thanks for the info. Looking at the other info at Prowler Pro (shift points, cruising speed RPM), that ratio really doesn't look too bad. But since they cost about $1200, that makes the choise easy not to get those.
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1200 for gears is a pricey mod for sure. and 27% seems quite high - gas milleage wouldnt be good, but if you have that much to drop on gears im sure your not worried about it.
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