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02-23-2009, 05:13 PM #1
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Okay, I am new to the forum just joined.
I am going to be getting a Chevy silverado 2003 ext cab 4x4 with the 5.3l v8, I will be doing performance and exterior mods, I am in high school so money is pretty tight, what should i do first headers, exhuast, cai, performance chip, lift, wheels& tires. Possibly a supercharger after graduation. What exhaust and header combo do you suggest, i was thinking borla headers and cat back exhaust, i want a good deep throughty sound at idle, and when you floor it i want it to sound good not annoying, As for cold air intakes what do you think of banks, performance chips i have no clue what to get. I like rancho lifts i am thinking 4" suspinsion lift. What wheels and tires do you like i want a 18" wheel with a aggresive tire. The truck will be red or white with black window tint. With a chrome billet grill.
Your oppinions are appriciated.
02-23-2009, 05:19 PM #2
i have a flowmaster 50 series delta and i love the way it sounds. but i also have high flow cats. umm make sure its a true cold air intake and not just an air intake. i dont know about chips or suspension.Casey Clark
1996 CHEVY K1500 Z71
Front end collision
145000 miles about
02-23-2009, 08:01 PM #399 Silverado Z71 4.8
2" Suspension lift (Add-a-leafs and leveling keys)
Long tube headers with 3" offroad Y-Pipe
Volant Cold Air Intake with Ram Air Intake Tube
Jet Mass Air Flow Sensor
Diablosport Predator Tuner
97 Suburban K1500
3" Body lift
2" Suspension Lift (Add-a-leafs and cranked up torsion bars)
35" Yokohama M/T's
Airraid Throttle Body Spacer
02-23-2009, 08:27 PM #4
02-23-2009, 08:40 PM #5
Yeah really.....I had no money in high school and had to ride the "loser cruiser" til the end....
I'm glad your getn the truck. I say pick one project at a time. Just start with what's in your budget, (unless someone else is paying for it, then go full boar)"You underestimate my willingness to resort to violence to resolve this conflict" :fighting0037:
2006 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD LT
(8" Fabtech Suspension Lift, 3" Performance Accessories Body Lift, 37x13.50 Toyo MT's, 20" KMC Rockstar, K&N FIPK, Edelbrock Headers, Edelbrock Extreme Travel Shocks with Reservoir, MagnaFlow Dual Exhaust, Black Bear Performance Tune)
02-23-2009, 09:05 PM #6
yay christmas! yay birthday! k&n cold air intake, with a throttle body spacer, do some homework on your exhaust system, i would go with longtube headers for performance and sound, flowmaster 40 series mufflers, true duals, high flow cats2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
extended cab 160k miles, truxedo low profile bed cover, diablo sport predator tuner.
reman tranny @ 130k miles
02-23-2009, 09:12 PM #7
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Well i started saving in the sixth grade from everything i could do for money, and finally by the end of this summer i will be able to purchase 1 and i will be doing it in steps, i want to do exhaust first, so when you say true duals do you mean when they come out behind the rear wheels? I was hoping for a complete exhaust kit as i am going to try and do the install myself.
02-24-2009, 12:03 AM #8
ok all u people that say go long tube header u cant those alter the emissions control devices. its a federal offence. long tube headers are strip only. and the 50 series sounds better then the 40s. everybody compliments my truck.
02-24-2009, 06:01 AM #9
02-24-2009, 05:34 PM #10
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What do you think of these setups? It is about half the price of the borla exhaust system.
What about this CAI?
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