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I haven't been able to find any of this info anywhere so I thought I would share...

I have been heavily involved with bringing a new front engine cover for the 5.7L Hemi to production. The main difference is this new cover has provisions for an automatic start/stop system set to be introduced on the Ram trucks in 2018. The supplier tasked with producing the cover has signed a contract for 390,000 parts per year with volume increases up to 500,000 through 2022. This conflicts with Allpar's prediction that the 5.7L will end production next year.
 

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I haven't been able to find any of this info anywhere so I thought I would share...

I have been heavily involved with bringing a new front engine cover for the 5.7L Hemi to production. The main difference is this new cover has provisions for an automatic start/stop system set to be introduced on the Ram trucks in 2018. The supplier tasked with producing the cover has signed a contract for 390,000 parts per year with volume increases up to 500,000 through 2022. This conflicts with Allpar's prediction that the 5.7L will end production next year.
Allpar simply hasn't updated their info, many sources have also confirmed this. Thanks for the info and confirmation but please be careful posting. We don't want your job affected by posting info.

Agreed 5.7 is here for a bit longer. Allpar News recently covered one of the potential replacements that is under development.

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OOOOH HEMI with Start/Stop..I like it! That could really help boost MPGs. Which is always icing on the cake and helps to keep V8s viable. That alone could possibly bump the HEMI's MPGs past EcoBust's....they basically get the same MPGs as it stands now in the real world.
LONG LIVE THE HEMI V8!
 
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Will it be getting another power boost soon? I'd like to see the 5.7 break the 400hp barrier.
I agree, Its been stagnant for a bit now. Going on five years. If I didnt like the whole truck as a package so much I probably would've moved on a few years ago for that reason alone. No Bueno RAM. They got to bump it up
 

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Will it be getting another power boost soon? I'd like to see the 5.7 break the 400hp barrier.
Might be finally soon.. For the trucks...
 
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I have heard that the 5.7 will break 400, and the 6.4 will also get a commensurate power boost. (They can't have both engines with output numbers starting with 4.). Both will get HP increases, along with torque increases. Nothing huge, just incremental, but enough to make a "real" difference.

These were from sources that would not commit absolutely. So, more than rumor, less than fact.
 

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Lots of false info on this site, you have to know the difference between what's real and what is speculation / click bait
Can you break it down for us? What's false and what's not?

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I have heard that the 5.7 will break 400, and the 6.4 will also get a commensurate power boost. (They can't have both engines with output numbers starting with 4.). Both will get HP increases, along with torque increases. Nothing huge, just incremental, but enough to make a "real" difference.

These were from sources that would not commit absolutely. So, more than rumor, less than fact.
Thanks for the info.
More than rumor, less than fact is not acceptable. FCA/RAM needs to crap or get off the pot. People are going to lose patience. The 4th gen RAM has had an awesome run and "Dodge" has a history of complaisance. But times are different and you just cant do that anymore. Its hard not to notice that they keep pushing things back and delaying projects. Hopefully when they do finally get these new products to market they are worth the wait.
As to the power numbers, after being stuck at 395 for five years, they really need more than an "incremental" bump in power. I hope it really is enough for a "real" difference. If not, its a swing and a miss.
 

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Some of the current trucks have factory mod's that would push the 5.7L over 400 horsepower even though they aren't marketed that way... example Ram 1500 night edition... gets Mopar cold air intake and Mopar cat back exhaust standard... so you are tell me with a cold air intake and cat back exhaust there isn't a horsepower gain? Especially at least 5 horsepower?

Ram 1500 Night - Special Edition Truck (at http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/limited-editions/ram-1500/night/ )

As for the 5.7L in the cars, all 5.7L HEMI "Eagle" engines this year come from the factory with an SRT electronic exhaust from the 392 and a standard Mopar cold air intake... yet the horsepower and torque number's are the same.

Just something to think about..
 

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Yes, what Mopar has always done, underrated performance. Pretty soon the insurance is gonna go up just based on hp numbers, so ya get to have a little more fun and a little cheaper cost.

Makes me wonder how much there is left open in the 6.4 in the Heavy duty. There was lots of power left over in the V10 because of the eras transmissions. But, unfortunately the cheap upgrades of the Cummins never let the V10 really breath
 

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What I'm wondering is....From a technical standpoint.....How much life is left in the 6.4 compared to the 5.7?

If at some point the 5.7 is phased out......what would be so awful about a 6.4 with 2 cylinders lopped off? For lack of a better name, call it "the 294 V6". In theory, this "294 V6" could serve as a replacement for the 5.7 (if turbo / supercharging is used). And....it might even be less expensive to turn out than the 3.6?

It never hurts to think a bit "outside-the-box".;)
 

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What I'm wondering is....From a technical standpoint.....How much life is left in the 6.4 compared to the 5.7?

If at some point the 5.7 is phased out......what would be so awful about a 6.4 with 2 cylinders lopped off? For lack of a better name, call it "the 294 V6". In theory, this "294 V6" could serve as a replacement for the 5.7 (if turbo / supercharging is used). And....it might even be less expensive to turn out than the 3.6?

It never hurts to think a bit "outside-the-box".;)
No need for a V6 when there is a good turbo 4 cylinder. Moving away from V6 engines is "outside of the box" actually.

As for V8, the Hemi will live on for specific applications, but more than likely only have one displacement instead of three.

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Is there any hope for a larger V8 in the Heavy trucks...or is my worst fear going to happen and the gasoline will be gone for good and Cummins will be the only option...I would be perfectly ok with a twin turbo straight six in the powerwagon, but the heavy haulers I would like to see mds further advanced and a big V8 or a return of the V10 with a supercharger to get the power and maybe...Ok I realize I have gone to dream world...better just get a 2017 powerwagon and call it done...my wife...are you listening we better get it...sigh
Sorry off topic but it started with the post of not having the 2 hemi engines in the 400 horse range meaning one should go to 500...sigh
 
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