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    Default Recomended upgrades or mods

    So to be honest, I thought I was going to be getting a Dodge with a 5.9L Cummins. Well the chips landed were they did and I'm now the proud owner of the truck in my sig. I really love the truck, but to be honest I just don't know as much about a Chevy gaser as I do a Dodge Cummis. So with Cummins there were certain upgrades or changes that were suggested to be done to the truck. Almost must do's. Are there any most do's with the new body style Chevy's with the 5.3?

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    2007 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Z71, 5.3L,
    Blue Granite Metallic
    removed lower front air dam, de-badged, Line-X in bed and on step bars and rear fender wells, 2.5" Top Gunz Leveling kit, tinted windows
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    To the G.M Family.......The 5.3 Liter you have is a Great Engine, with that being said and Depending on your budget.......There are the 3 Bolt-On's that just about everyone does....CAI,Headers and Cat Back Exhaust......After that a Tune either Hand-Held or Custom.
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 02-07-2013 at 06:23 PM.

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    OK I did a search, but what does CAI stand for?

    Also, I know I want to do a leveling kit, but I figure it won't look good unless I do tires and maybe new wheels. Of course my truck cam with new tires, so I realy don't want to throw money and new tires since I don't need them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman1317 View Post
    OK I did a search, but what does CAI stand for?

    It stand for Cold Air Intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman1317 View Post
    OK I did a search, but what does CAI stand for?
    CAI is Cold Air Intake.

    07 NBS Crew cab SLT 4x4

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99'HEARTBEAT View Post
    It stand for Cold Air Intake.
    Ha Ha Priceless.

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    AHHH, Thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman1317 View Post
    OK I did a search, but what does CAI stand for?

    Also, I know I want to do a leveling kit, but I figure it won't look good unless I do tires and maybe new wheels. Of course my truck cam with new tires, so I realy don't want to throw money and new tires since I don't need them.
    On the leveling kit......The member's with 4x4's will give you some input on that.....What size Rims & Tires came with your Truck??

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    I'll have to check the tires for the size, but I know the wheels are 18"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmerdave View Post
    CAI is Cold Air Intake.
    Which is usually inaccurate. Most CAI don't pull all that much cold air, most are open chambers right into the engine compartment. I know they usually have a heat shield, but that doesn't stop any air from going right around it. Some truly pull "cold" air from outside. We really should start categorizing them as CAI and STR (Silencer Tube Removal) or ISR (Intake Silencer Removal).

    Anyhow most get their increase simply by higher airflow.
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