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Performance and sound - suggestions wanted

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by chevy v8 kid, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. chevy v8 kid

    chevy v8 kid New Member

    i have a 2006 chevy silverado 1500 single cab with a 4.8L V8 and has 15000 miles and dual flowmasters and also a k and n cold air intake, can anyone tell me anything i can do to it not only to make it sound better but to make it faster and have more horsepower.:neutral:
  2. PROPST 5.3

    PROPST 5.3 New Member

    there are a # of things it all depends on how much TIME & MONEY u are willing 2 put in it try a good name brand chip or programer:rofl:
  3. finalday7

    finalday7 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    A programmer will deff give you more performance but not gonna help much in the sound department. Headers or a manual cutout would do that for ya. Headers will give you a a nice little increase in performance and a little more growl out the back. A manual cutout will only run you about 35 bucks and will deepen the tone of the flowmasters but don't expect much performance benifit.
  4. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    programer for more power... and new headers for sound
  5. TAHOE Z71

    TAHOE Z71 New Member

    when you guys say programmer do you mean taking the truck to a shop and have the guys download new settings into the computer and have them dyno it or re tune it?
  6. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    no no no... we mean a Superchips , Hypertech (for example) chip/programer (samething) and they are a plug and play thing you can do your self
  7. TAHOE Z71

    TAHOE Z71 New Member

    oh ok got it, and with somethinglike this it doesnt have to be retuned?
  8. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    no sir e bob... it simply plugs into that little port under the dash on driver side and press a few buttons on the programer and bang! instant power ( or fuel efficency, or which ever setting you choose)

  9. finalday7

    finalday7 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    basically it works like this. Buy programmer. Plug into port under your dash. run setting (87 octane fuel economy, 91 octance performance etc). You can then adjust for larger tires, different gears, your shift firmness your top speed limiter etc. when done it will download this new tune for you and save your original settings on the programmer. If you bring it to the dealer or want to sell the programmer plug it back in and select restore to factory settings. That's it. Easy to use and a great buy for any vehicle.
  10. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Headers, TBS, maybe a new cam shaft?

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