Simple and Cheap performance gains?

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by CJ2012, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. CJ2012

    CJ2012 New Member

    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
  2. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    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
  3. ChevyHD

    ChevyHD New Member

    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.
  4. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 New Member

    ^^^^^ Agreed with Alex, I also recommend headers

    Edit: looks like ChevyHD beat me too it
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    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...
  6. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS New Member

    yeah.. what programmer do you already have???
  7. ChevyHD

    ChevyHD New Member

    If you have a diablosport... ^^^^Lew is your man!!!!
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    And if you don't have a Diablorsport ... ask yourself why not. :)
  9. darnie1987

    darnie1987 New Member

    There are a few cheap mods you can do PM me if your interested :)
  10. moogvo

    moogvo Moderator

    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: Jun 8, 2012
  11. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    cheap and performance gains do not belong together custom from black bear, Lew from diable or wheatly will be your best bet other then that your into cam headers turbos nitries oxide systems
  12. darnie1987

    darnie1987 New Member

    well as far as cheap and or free mods here ya go....

    coolant bypass... helps cool the throttle body temp, keeping incomming air cooler IE more dense
    http://www.ls1howto.com/index.php?article=13

    Cheap CAI { cold air intake}
    the ebay ones are just as good as the $300 ones, if you dont wanto go that route get a drop in k&n or something like that and cut a hole in the bottom of your stock air box... 30-60 bucks. it wont be a full CAI but will flow better and cooler than stock.

    Ported TB { throttle body} a ported throttle body will help with throttle response, and yes HP it wont be a huge gain but everything adds up

    Elc fans, now as most of you know a good set will run u $400-$550 but you can do the same thing if you go to your junk yard and get a ls1 or ford windstar fans then go to autozone and get a harness, its around $100 depending on your junk yard and harness..

    Vette servos.... there like $30 bucks easy to install help the tranny shift firmer and are saposto help with the longevity of the transmission


    Id say with all that maybe $200 tops in parts you'd see a noticable difference in your tuck....
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012

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