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    Default New Guy Alert!!!!

    I bought my black '09 Silverado LS 4x4 back in october its a regular cab, long bed with a 4.8l v8 and 3.42 in the rear heavy duty locking differential, tow package and traction control with stabilitrak, all pretty standard stuff for 09. I'd like to increase throttle response and torque as well as horsepower without doing an engine swap or anything crazy expensive. my first instinct is the stock intake isnt cutting it so I was thinking of starting there as well as custom exhaust in the near future. I've been researching some performance chips and I was wondering if any fellow daily chevy drivers with a bit of a heavy foot like me could make any suggestions on which way to go here or where to start anyway. I appreciate any suggestions and I'm proud to have a bowtie on my tailgate!!!!!

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    Master Mechanic Coolrado's Avatar
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    welcome aboard.

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    Welcome to the club!!
    If you find yourself slipping,.....tie a knot.....hold on tight

    2008 silverado
    1500 crew cab
    5.3 L 4x4
    Borla exhaust, rbp black tip
    tint, bed liner
    2.25 in ready lift leveling kit
    18x9 rbp 94r
    33x12.5x18 toyo mts

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    hey there new guy. welcome aboard.
    2K Bowtie Silverado xCab 5.3L
    7" Fabtech Suspension Lift + 3" Perf Acc. Body Lift
    K&N Air Intake + Edelbrock Shorty Ceramic Headers + Flowmaster Super 10 Series dumped after muffler!
    Bridgestone Dueler 285/75/16 on stock rims
    SSBC Slotted Rotors & Pads
    HID Driving & Fog Lights

    (AR Bajas + ProComp 305/70/16) <-- seasonal set

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    yo noob, welcome. We need pix before we give help

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    Research is a valuable part of any vehicle modifications.

    Wether you have a lot of cash or on a budget, you want to be sure to get the best bang for the buck.

    You have the right idea with the top three upgrades being Intake, Exhaust, and Chip tune.

    As long as you dot your eyes and cross your tease, you should be pretty happy with the perfomance increase.

    Good luck and keep us posted.
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:

    1994 K1500 4x4 Ext. Cab
    PCM chip and Xenon 8000k bulbs bored over .050"
    balanced Crank, 10:1 compression
    Flat top pistons,cam,ported heads
    Option Racing Cold Air Intake
    Holley Throttle Body Spacer
    Accell Igition, 45kv coil
    FloTech Headers, no CATs, dual exhuast
    Goodyear Silent Armor A/T 305/70-16
    Pioneer SupertunerIII CD USB Bluetooth
    Kicker ZX200.2 ZX Amp
    Kicker Audio COMP 10" Subwoofer

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    Welcom to the site. If you have money, slap a vortec supercharger on that baby. That will add ridiculous power.
    "If I were lie'n I'd be cry'n and I aint shed a tear"

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    welcome to the site
    ashes to ashes dust to dust:slap:

    chevy tahoe 08 LT with sunroof
    cd changer leather seat ,20"wheels
    chrome full set 5.3 V8 back sensores
    4x2 fog lamps and full tint

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    Welcome to the club!I would start with the exhaust.
    [/SIGPIC]2009 Chevy Silverado LT 1500 EXT CAB 4X4 Vortec 4.8L SFI,K&N air filter,Weathertech Floor Liners ,Weathertech Stone/Bug Deflector, Line X Spray On Bedliner, TruXport Rollup Tonneau Cover, Molded Mudguards, Viper 5701 LE 2 way Security Alarm/Remote Starter, Xm Satelite Radio,BILSTEIN 5100 rear shocks,BILSTEIN 5100 front levelling shocks,READYLIFT 2" rear lift blocks,Goodyear Wrangler Territorys -265/70R 17"

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    Long island New York


    welcome to the site check out bully dog for performance chips and tuners
    Burnin' hard, loose, n', clean

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