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    Default chevy 5.3 modifications

    Ok so i am lucky/fortunate enough to have gotten a 2011 silverado Z71 as my first ride. So i have already orderded a dual cat-back exhaust with a cherrybomb extreme muffler. I am now in the market for a high flow intake when i get the money along with a programer. I was thinking about a banks ram air intake and a bully dog GT programer. What do you guys think???

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    i got the xtreme muffler but with a custom y pipe back exhaust, with a diablo trinity, k&n cold air closed box, with a air aid tb spacer.

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    the bully dog gt does a really good job but idk about how the banks does on gas trucks but my cuzs duramax had the banks and it was bad to the bone

    -2011 silverado 1500-
    -diablo trinity
    -k&n cold air
    -air aid tb spacer
    -full 3 inch y pipe back no resanotor
    -cherry bomb xtreme dumped
    -ready lift sst 4 inch lift
    -305/55/20 nitto trial graps
    -20x10 fuel hostages
    -2012 jeep wrangler-
    -smittybilt stinger src bumper
    -smittybilt src rock sliders
    -smitty bilt xrc 8000comp whinch
    -285/70/17 cooper discovery stt
    -1.5 wheel spacers
    -delta xenon cross bar head lights
    -2007 silverado 1500 sold-
    -warn 7 in hid fog ligths

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    im swapping my k&N cold air for a banks and im also running the hypertech max power programmer and its alot better. I should have my corsa db exhaust soon
    Last edited by Burden33; 09-06-2011 at 05:51 AM.

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    I'm running the Banks CAI in my '05. You can see it on my photo album. Get the Diablo Trinity instead of the BullyDog. The Trinity has better tunes and you can get a custom tune via e-mail from a tuner like DiabLew .com.

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

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    is there a programmer out for trucks pre 2001? I've looked and haven't been able to find 1 for my 99
    Taylor M
    Adams , Ma (berkshires)
    1999 Chevy Silverado
    Z71 1500 4X4 5.3 v8

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    Could always get the LSxRT Manifold. It says it fits 4.8/5.3/6.0L engines.

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    taylor84, Diablo Preditor part # U7198 is for your truck.

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