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Old 07-22-2008, 03:41 PM
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Question Easy ways to to get horse power gains

I have a 2003 HD supercharged i put a new cold air intake (C&L)in, inlet pipe(C&L) , throttle body(big oval) , and upper intake (C&L)in with a diablo preditor tuner. i would like to put a lightening pulley and belt in to give me the extra 40hp and 25torque because i was told that was the only engine power difference between the trucks. im looking for any suggestions for power upgrades nothing like nos but things like exhausts, fuel injectors, etc. also if anyone knows of any good shops around st. louis that would be helpful.
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Skip fuel injectors, you only need them if the truck has a ton of boost requiring more fuel flow than the stock injectors can provide.

The first question I have before going further is: what is your budget?
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Budget im unsure on but not looking to exceed $2000 as of right now i just bought a new pulley which is next to go on i do need to replace the spark plugs and carrier barring.
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The first question I have before going further is: what is your budget?
ROTFLMAO! Ignore Ken, he's such a comedian!

We all know we're NEVER stop modifying our trucks, so no budget can contain the continual modding brought about by that pesky bug!



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...i do need to replace the spark plugs and carrier barring.
Drop the carrier bearing...go with a one piece driveshaft!

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i would look at rpmoutlet or lightning force performance. you can get a package deal for a good price and most of the stuff you can do yourself. what size pulley do you have?
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Do a web search on rpmoutlet and problems first, also one on rpmoutlet and the better business bureau before you make any purchasing decisions...
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ya i heard about that on rpmoutlet but i have order some stuff threw them and i didnt have any problems
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ya i heard about that on rpmoutlet but i have order some stuff threw them and i didnt have any problems
Yep, there are a few of you kind of people around. But like a solar eclipse, they are rare.

RPM outlet has way, way, WAY too many complaints about their business practice, their ripping people off practice, their unethical behavoir practice, to even consider telling someone to check them out.

Heck, LightningRodder forum has an announcment at the top of the Gen 2 forum page WARNING people not to do business with RPM Outlet. Mainly for the newbs who don't know better, but it's still a big warning none-the-less.

SVT Performance made a public posting that RPM Outlet was being dropped as a Supporting Vendor because of their BS way of doing business and ripping people off.

DO NOT USE RPM OUTLET!


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if you live in st louis find stegmeier they do porting and polishing of the intake sys and your superchager they also dyno tune lightings which is the best way to tune your truck. buying a ready made tune is not the way to go. you need a sct hand held tuner most of the dyno speed shops use theur soft ware.
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i should also mention that i still have a diablo sport but i am getting a sct xl as i am moving to the portland area an d it is easer to find a dyno tuner with sct soft ware.as far as hp goes i have 422 hp at the rear wheels done with all bolt mods and a dyno tuner.
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What bolt on mods have you done to get 422HP at the wheels?
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installed the following onmy lighting.
1. air raide cold intake.
2. changed mass air sensor
3. c&l plunim
4. accufB throttle body.
5. matco idler kit
6. matco 6# lower pulley.
7. entire intake sys sent to stegmier in st louis for porting and polishing,including the sc.
8. bassani cat back exaust sys w/two cqts only.
9 t 6 cold plugs.
10. transmiison valve body from chickenears.com
11. dyno tuned at a ford speed shop with a in floor dyno using a act excal 2 hand held and act software on the computer they use which includes fuel/air readings.
all of this is bolt on end result my 02 lighting has 422hp at the rear wheels.
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Which speed shop?
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atlanta chassis and dyno in conyers georgia
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