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10-22-2013, 05:20 PM #1
New member i have a 2008 silverado and im trying to see what would be my next upgrade
10-22-2013, 05:24 PM #2
First off welcome to the club.
Second, the most common things are intake and exhaust followed by a tune. As far as tunes custom is better than run of the mill generic store bought one. @06MonteSS on here sells custom tunes (diablew tunes). There is also blackbear which is an ECU swap tune. Both are vendors on here.
Also if you repost the question in the performance section you will get more replies to it.David
2004 Silverado 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, AMSOIL EA air filter, Granatelli MAF sensor, Throttle body spacer, Magnaflow exhaust (true dual to 2 in 1 out muffler), 6" ProComp lift (add a leaf and 5" superlift rear block), Bilstein shocks, 35's (Cooper Disoverer ST) and 4.10 gears, Rhino Liner, EGRUSA fender Flares and widow visors, extended stainless steel brake lines, firestone airbags w/onboard air compressor, Pioneer Avic X940BT navigation, Accel backup camera.
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10-22-2013, 05:33 PM #3
what would be the best intake? i hear the k&N is really good?
10-22-2013, 05:37 PM #4
10-22-2013, 06:37 PM #5
I've had 3 NNBS Silverado trucks, the first having a 4.8 and the others with the 5.3 and I've used two different types with similar results from both.
In my 4.8 I had an Airaid CAI and got great results from it. It's a wet filter element, just like a K&N
In my 2009 I used the K&N kit and in my 2008 now I have the Airaid again.
The only difference I've found between the two kits was the price. Airaid was cheaper for basically the exact same thing you can get from K&N.
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"Truck Norris"- 2008 TX Edition Silverado
- McGaughy's 4/5 Drop Kit
- Apline Type R 10s & Amp
- Pioneer 6 Disc Touchscreen Deck
- Nightmare Breed Motorsports custom tune
- Custom 3" dual exhaust through x-pipe dumped at axle
- Airaid CAI
- Badges and molding removed, roll pan, Truxedo roll-up cover (compliments of GMTC!), 3pc billet grille, factory fogs upgrade
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10-24-2013, 11:35 AM #6
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10-28-2013, 08:36 PM #7
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Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD
SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
TIRES: BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals
10-28-2013, 08:43 PM #8
Without some engine modifications (exhaust, cam, headers, etc.) a tune only is not going to make your vehicle that much faster. A tune may gain you ~15HP at best, but I doubt you'll feel the difference.
A tune designed with 93 gas in mind will net you better HP gains than a tune with 87 octane.
2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab
Advent OGM1 Navigation
Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
EGR Rail Caps
K&N Air Filter
Flowsound 40 Muffler
Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors