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02-10-2010, 02:32 AM #1
first off id like to introduce myself.
im peter, just joined. i have a '08 chevy 2500 6.0L.
now for the question...
i currently have the superchip cortex programmer installed, tuned for performance. deffiantly can tell the differance in power but im looking for a bit more. im getting ready for an intake and exhaust. but is there anything really beyond thet besides getting into the motor? everyhting i look up is has to do with diesel and its quite annoying considering i couldnt afford one.
if you guys have any suggestions, itd be great!
and nice to meet you all!
02-10-2010, 03:07 AM #2
Well it sounds like you have the big three accounted for (Intake, exhaust, tune)... The next this to squeeze out a little more power is to switch all your fluids to synthetic...
After that, it's all more in-depth and expensive... Things such as turbo's and super chargers...
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02-10-2010, 08:19 AM #3
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02-10-2010, 10:22 AM #4
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If you have the money, I would run a carbon fiber venting or intake hood, and then fiberglass fenders too. Anything you can do to take off weight will add performance, and unlike a blower, you will take stress off of the components. heck, you can even run bigger tires if you get flared fenders. either way, let us know
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02-10-2010, 01:48 PM #5
Weight reduction really is only going to shave off time at the track and cause some more rattles. If you are looking at streetable performance, I wouldn't go that route.
02-10-2010, 01:56 PM #6
You could go the cheep rout and put a dyno tune nitrous system on there nock a second off that time.08 silverado
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02-11-2010, 09:45 PM #7
well those are some damn good ideas.
triton-ive gotten the intake. i went k&n. as for exhuast, im not sure about the previous body style, but on the lmm body styles, the exhaust is dual after the cats and last bank O2 sensers(thank god) and then y to single right before the flange for the rest of the exhaust back. i may cut about 3 or 4 inches before the y and do true duals back. but idk if i should straight pipe or get like flowmaster 70 series or something of the sort.
and i use mobil 1 syn motor oil( i get it for free at work ) i hear theres syn tranny and diff fluid and royal purple makes some crazy coolant thing, i havent done research on it yet though. but it makes a signficant differance?
stealth- ive actually looked at a cowel hood, reduced weight blah blah, not carbon fiber though. and for a fair price (250-350 or so) then i lost the sight. fml. if you have a good source, please share! i REALLY hate the look of the new lmm hoods and those stupid plastic louvers. plus idk if you noticed but during rain, the middle of the hood holds water and thats mad annoying to.
as for all the motor work, thats down the line abit. i do have one question. i know the cortex is really sensetive, but is it possible that i could chip the pcm and run the performance tune on the programmer?'08 chevy 2500-6.0L
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02-11-2010, 10:08 PM #9
what sites would i find them? and superchips wont give me problems on returning?
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