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    Default Simple and Cheap performance gains?

    Is there anyone out there who knows some simple and cheaper performance add on's i already have a programmer and im looking to start delving into the motor. thinking cold air intake and maybe a TBS any other ideas to add a few horses without busting the bank?
    thanks in advance :D
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    no such thing as a simple and cheap power add. TB spacers are junk, dont bother. intakes help with wide open throttle, but dont do much otherwise. I see you already have a tuner and exhaust. to get more your going into the engine. I.E. new cam and so on.

    cheap power adds? reduce weight.

    Alex


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    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

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    Headers would be my next step if I were you. And like said above, a tbs will not do much for your truck. Those are useful to the older engines.
    Adam
    2004.5 CCSB Duramax
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    ^^^^^ Agreed with Alex, I also recommend headers

    Edit: looks like ChevyHD beat me too it
    2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco

    02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
    95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
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    Get a custom tune to go with that programmer. Hopefully you bought one that allows you to data log and lay in custom tunes from a custom tuner so that the handheld is a stepping stone to a custom tune rather than becoming vestigial. Custom tunes run as cheap as $135 bucks if you have a Diablosport programmer...

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    yeah.. what programmer do you already have???
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    If you have a diablosport... ^^^^Lew is your man!!!!
    Adam
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    Max Effort Tuning by Idaho Rob - Goerend Transmission - PCV ReRoute - EGR Blocked - Plugged Resonator - 5" Diamond Eye Turbo Back - Tie Rod Sleeves - All On Mod - Edge Insight CTS - Recon Taillights, Cab Lights, & 3rd Brake Light

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    And if you don't have a Diablorsport ... ask yourself why not.

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    There are a few cheap mods you can do PM me if your interested
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    Hey guys, please keep the discussion in the public forum so that it may be of benefit to everyone. If we resort to sending pm messages to each other for answers to the questions that are asked, then it sort of defeats the purpose of the open forum.
    Last edited by moogvo; 06-08-2012 at 01:20 AM.

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