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10-18-2013, 01:36 PM #11
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Welcome to the site! As for your first mod, I think everybody else pretty much summed it up with it's up to the owner. With that in mind, figured I'd share MY first mods, and while. Keep in mind it'll be slightly different since I have a pick up!
For me, HAD to get side steps installed first because I have vertically challenged folks in my family. Now this is when I had stock ride height for my vehicle, but it was enough to still need the steps for my challenged family! I did get a tonneau cover and bed liner done since I did a lot of drivin for the Navy, but those points are kinda moot with the suburban! I enjoy more of a growl from my vehicles, so I did install a Magnaflow exhaust and Volant CAI (With Ram scoop). If I had the money, I'd upgrade to Gibson or Borla system.
That pretty much ended my "need-it-now" upgrades! Definitely added more over the years though! Good luck with the mods and don't hesitate to ask yer questions! We're here ta help!
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Extended Cab Z71 4X4 5.3L Flex Fuel
MagnaFlow single in duel out system
Volant CAI & Ram Air Scoop with Power Core Filter
Rhino Tuff Grip Spray in Bed liner
Undercover Classic Tonneau
Trail FX Bug "deflector"
AVS Window Deflectors
Black Powder Coated Nerf Bars
RECON L.E.D. Interior, 3rd Cab light, Projector headlights, and Taillights
ATX Crawl Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain tires
CalTrend Neoprene seat covers
2" leveling kit from Max Trac
Diablo Trinity with Diablew Tune
10-19-2013, 03:06 PM #12
10-19-2013, 06:57 PM #13
air turning corners in a tube can become turbulent. Basically turning the corner, hitting another surface, and bouncing around. The baffles can create a smooth flow by making sure that the air takes the corner at the right entry angle so when it comes around the corner it hits the next wall at the proper angle and remains smooth. As far as the dyno tests, the only positive ones I have seen are from the guys trying to sell them. Every independent test I have seen comes back with no change.
This video does not explain much, but it looks cool!!
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge
2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
10-19-2013, 08:13 PM #14
Holy crap on a cracker, that was cool.
10-19-2013, 09:19 PM #15
I found that video last year when I took a fluid dynamics and a thermal properties class. Fluid and gas flow the same, so it is valid for both.
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I was trying to find a diagram or drawing of what I was trying to describe. This is and one other site is all that I could find. If you can actually see the diagram, you can see the dead spots, represented by circular outlines, next to baffles that are not the correct height. Basically, the one on the top right is the best flow. I actually found one with a flow chart next to the diagram, but I don't want to post the link to the site and I can not get the pic to load.
10-20-2013, 12:05 PM #16
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