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    Default new guy from bay area, ca

    i have a 07 chevy silverado 5.3L 2wd extended cab.....brought new and been a work truck since day one.... camper shell with ladders.....

    had tranny rebuild under warranty around 30k....always feel like the tranny is the weak point of this truck.... now with the od getting closer to 60k....have to itch to do a few mod here and there to help improve fuel/power....

    any advise or recommendation for a newbie on truck.....

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    Hi, and welcome to the site! Glad to have you here! I think you are in the right place to scratch that itch! There are a bunch of members here with some great advice on mods to help you!
    Eddie , 2000 Chevy Tahoe Z71 (old style)

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    Welcome to the site!

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
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    There are a couple of Mods you could do to help improve Fuel Mileage & H.P.......the most common Mods would be a CAI,Header's and Cat Back Exhaust.Beyond these mods and Depending on your Budget you could look at doing a tune,either Hand-held or Custom.Regular maintenance,Changing your Air Filter,Having the Throttle body & Injector's Cleaned and keeping your tires Correctly Inflated ,will all so help.
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 02-25-2010 at 01:06 PM.

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    The mods depend on whether you want to change the looks or the performance. For 2 WD you probably don't want to do the lifts but 99'Heartbeat was right on with the performance mods.
    Morgan
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    Welcome to the site. I have found this to be a great place to find ideas for your truck.

    1987 Chevy Suburban
    5.7 350 with Edelbrock Cam and Intake
    32x11.5x15 tires
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    Welcome to the site!!
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

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    2008 silverado
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    i have seen many suggested headers.....r they california friendly?

    i have my eye on S & B intake kit....good/bad?

    not sure which exhaust system yet.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by udontknowjack View Post
    i have seen many suggested headers.....r they california friendly?

    i have my eye on S & B intake kit....good/bad?

    not sure which exhaust system yet.....
    Yes,most headers are Calif. Friendly,if you do go with header's go with Long tube as they will give you better Gains than short tube headers.On Exhaust[Mufflers]There are many to choose from,some of the ones to look at would be Flowmaster,Magnaflow to name a few.
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 02-24-2010 at 12:27 PM.

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    coo....

    super newbie question.....recommended maintenance service....in the past on my other cars i do 30k, 60k etc....same with my truck?

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