Although you wouldn't think that the current performance level of a Dodge V-10 engine could be improved much especially since it has two more cylinders than most full-size work trucks there are always owners who want more power. Since the V-10 is only available in the big 3/4- and I-ton pickups, and because many owners pull heavy trailers or boats, they claim more power is essential.

TTS Power Systems now manufactures an after market exhaust system that gives V-10 equipped trucks that little extra punch that owners are looking for. According to TTS, there are two versions of the Dodge V-10 truck: the California models, which utilize single catalytic converters and single exhausts, and all other models, which have dual-catalytic converter systems to increase the V-10's performance.

TTS has developed a tubular header and free-flow exhaust system for both models, which produces excellent results. On trucks with the California emissions package, 15 more peak horsepower and 10 additional lb/ft of torque was achieved. On dual cat systems, the TTS exhaust package delivered 35 more peak horsepower and an extra 30 Ib/ft of torque.

The package consists of tube headers, manufactured from heavy-gauge steel with a thick flange to prevent any warping. The exhaust system is made of three-inch diameter tubing that is mandrel bent and aluminized. The mufflers improve exhaust flow while eliminating excessive noise within the cab. The entire system can be easily installed and requires no welding.

Initial testing has shown that Dodge V-10s equipped with the TTS exhaust system can pick up a full gear when pulling heavy loads over steep hills and that includes a I-I/2 mile per gallon improvement over stock. With this kind of performance potential, the Dodge V-IO trucks have a real advantage over similarly equipped Chevrolet and Ford full-size trucks. TR


Exhaust system improvements; have shown an increase of up to 35 peak horsepower and 30./b/ftof torque on some models. Shown here are the TTS single cat exhaust system (left) and the stock Dodge V-l0 system. The TTS system not only flows better, it also weighs much less.

The exhaust system is easily bolted to the factory hangers and can be installed without welding.

Improved performance is gained with a set of TTS headers specifically designed for the Dodge V-10 trucks. The headers fit snugly into the truck's engine compartment and have thick flanges to avoid leaks or warping.



 

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