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Thread: Advice on Modifications
01-30-2010, 06:43 PM #1
Advice on Modifications
Leveling Kit- I have a simple 3" torsion keys/U-Bolt suspension lift kit and have been thinking about a leveling kit for the front so I don't have that traditional raised rear-end look but have heard that a leveling kit makes the ride/steering stiffer, is that true? Any recommendations on brands for a 3" lift?
Shocks- I haven't had the chance to install new shocks after the suspension lift but have been looking at SkyJacker Hydro 7000 ($80 a pair) and also Tuff Country SX8000 ($80 a pair) and Tuff Country SX6000 ($76 a pair). The problem is every site I have looked at says for front-end with lifts of 0"-1" and rear-end with lifts of 3"-6", none say for a 3" front lift, so the rear shocks would be no problem but I am not completely sure if the shocks would fit the front. Any advice would be appreciated.
Throttle Body/Throttle Body Spacer- I have lined up a BBK Throttle Body (already have BBK Headers) for $450 but not sure if the 7-10HP increase equates that price tag. Has anyone seen real gain from the throttle body spacer? I found one for $45 and don't mind paying that price even for say a 5-10HP gain but if the potential gain is negligible then that's $45 I could contribute towards a programmer instead.
Programmer- Quadzilla Stealth 2 Power programmer ($290.17), DiabloSport Predator Tuner ($287), or Superchips Flashpaq Tuner ($200). All of them receive 4 out of 5 stars or higher by customers. Seems to be a lot of favor towards the Diablo on this forum, has anyone tried one of the others I listed?
If any knows of other performance modifications that I might have left out, feel free to mention them to me.2003 Silverado 2500HD 6.0L Vortec V8
2" Body Lift
3" Suspension Lift
Skyjacker Hydro 7000 Shocks
Skyjacker Steering Stabilizer
35" Tires with 20" American Racing Rims
Velocity Cold Air Intake
Billet Throttle Body Spacer
BBK Performance Headers
MBRP Cat-Back Exhaust System
DiabloSport Predator- Soon to be tuned by Diablew
"Soon to be leveling-kit"
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