Which mod should I do first?

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  1. HEMike

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    In this video I'm debating between 3 modifications I would like to do to, but which one should I do first and why guys? Thanks

     
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    To answer you question, I would probably get the wheels first. With that said, before all the mods mentioned I would get a catch can. Keep in mind a new PCM and tune could present warranty issues if FCA can prove the warranty issue was directly related to the new PCM and tune. Good luck.
     
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    Couldn't get your video to work but I'm assuming your options are wheels, tune, and exhaust?

    My vote is:
    1.) Wheels/sticky tires
    2.) Tune
    3.) Skip the exhaust, save money for other stuff

    I'd also add in getting a catch can. This will prevent oil from going back through your intake and will allow you to run more timing without detonation.

    A tune is useless if all you do is spin. My stock Goodyear 245 tires are a joke. They sucked when the car was stock, but now with the tune they're even more useless. You need a nice wide sticky tire on the back to plant the power to the ground.

    Now that youv'e taken care of that, you can add more power. Go with a tune from Hemifever. I've had great luck with his tunes. You can tweak it more yourself later if you feel like, but it's a solid tune as is.

    There is little to gain from doing exhaust work in terms of performance anyway. Better off keeping it cheap if you want more sound, go with some Dynomax mini race bullet mufflers. Lots of guys on here use those with the active exhaust system and it still sounds the same just louder. Only $150 or so as well. The stock exhaust is already awesome, adding a little sound is always cool though.

    Good luck!
     
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    All good mods IMO, exhaust really helps the 5.7. The PCM as everyone has stated is a leap of faith as you dance around possible warranty issues. That leaves you with the wheels. I guess my question is around what are you looking for in the wheels? Looks alone or the option of going to much larger rubber? The stock 8" wheels will support 255's which will give a wide range of max performance summer tire's.
     
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    I'm looking at Hellcat wheels, 20x9.5 front and 20x11 rears..
     

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