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Old 09-04-2007, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default So this truck I bought....

Well as many of you know my baby FXT is gone and I haven't slept good since. Yeah, brought that pain on myself but there is a lot of house projects this year that include landscaping the ever living crap out of my backyard etc so a truck was much needed this year. Anyway, so after scouring the internet looking for forums all I've found was a couple of sites and there seems to be such a lack of good info out there. Anybody know of a good reputable street truck site and any local shops that are good for trucks that don't sell spinnas and chrome grillz but have "real" performance in mind? Yes, I would most likely go to F.A.T no matter what but Robert prolly doesnt' have time to build a completely new exhaust etc for this thing. Anyone?
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Ford or Chebby or Dodge?


custom exhaust? - AZDynochip specializes in custom one off stuff
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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It's an 07' chevy 6.0 Vortec Max, just wish it were the new 6.2L instead. Yeah, maybe custom. Thinking of something side exit in front of the rear wheels.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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keith did my 05 silverado exhaust and nick tuned it on the dyno - gotz more p0w4r and better milage!
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:31 PM   #5
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he also did my FIL denali's exhaust

needs a tune badly though
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:33 PM   #6
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how big is ur beasty? - crew cab longbed dually?
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:35 PM   #7
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I know there is Drew Brothers Customs out by firebird. I know they do some really custom stuff, but i dont know about power/tuning etc..
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:35 PM   #8
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how big is ur beasty? - crew cab longbed dually?
I went crew cab due to the baby needing leg room in his car seat and it's just a 1500 short bed new body style but big enough for what we'll be needing. So Dyno chip tunes these things? Is there a programmer out there that will take a custom tune like an access port that can still have a base map for the visits to the dealership?
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:36 PM   #9
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I know there is Drew Brothers Customs out by firebird. I know they do some really custom stuff, but i dont know about power/tuning etc..
Thanks man, I'll look em up.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:38 PM   #10
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yesum AZDynoChip - they tune chebbys and fords V8's

its HP Tuners - stealership wont know the difference one way or the other

t3h handheld unit (hypertech) is ok - but has issues with the az tractor piss gas
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:41 PM   #11
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i did the following to get more p0w4r and better milage:

airaid jr kit
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:48 PM   #12
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red ford lightning.... like the one from fast and the furious.
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:49 PM   #13
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i did the following to get more p0w4r and better milage:

airaid jr kit
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hp tuners
Sweet, thanks for the good info man! What kind of gains do you think I'd see w/ this motor and those mods? It starts with 367hp so I'd like to be at the 6.2L numbers ya know?
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:56 PM   #14
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typically its 10-20% increase depending on the mods

there is a crap ton of mods for the 6.0 - think sts turbo kit
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:59 PM   #15
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there is a guy who put a single turbo and fmic on a z71 GMC with a 5.7 - retarded p0w4r


BEFORE - you buy anything - run down there and talk to keith about where you want to be HP wise and he can steer u in the correct direction




my route was based on gaining milage and towing power
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:04 PM   #16
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Sounds good, I'll give those guys a call. Yeah fuel mileage is nice right now and I'd like to keep it that way, but more oomph would be nice as well. It's pretty good on the highway for ripping past other trucks with ease but there is a few flat spots I can feel in the power curve that may either be tranny related or some other issue that a good tune may resolve. Plus it would be nice to have a truck in the 14's for the 1/4 without any warrenty issues if possible. Oh and a turbo kit would be nice but that's at least two years away if it happens...
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:08 PM   #17
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:09 PM   #18
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what ur feeling is the converter slip - tune flattens that all out and gives 110% better response - will drive more like a car
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:42 PM   #19
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pics?
Keep in mind I just got back from Pinetop yesterday so she's filthy but here's some JDM shots for ya.



Now, trunk monkey is happy cause he's no longer in the trunk however he may go in the bed if he doesn't help the handling of the rear end soon.


More fake wood from a genuine fake wood tree than you could shake a fake stick at!


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what ur feeling is the converter slip - tune flattens that all out and gives 110% better response - will drive more like a car
Yeah, kinda thought that was what was going on. Sounds like a tune FTW.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:46 PM   #20
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:47 PM   #21
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damn.. that thing is huge....

S10s and Rangers look sweet dumped with the frame scraping on the ground....
i'm wondering what a big beast like that would look like all slammed and shiet

photochop lowered big truck anybody???
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:49 PM   #22
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looks like a 4x4 especially with the z71 "off road" stickerz
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:55 PM   #23
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That paper has begged for it again, and again. Lame local newsletter crap filled with "what do we do about the coyotes th4y ar3 stealin our interwebz"!

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damn.. that thing is huge....

S10s and Rangers look sweet dumped with the frame scraping on the ground....
i'm wondering what a big beast like that would look like all slammed and shiet

photochop lowered big truck anybody???
I wanted to slam it on good springs etc. but the wife refuses to be seen in a slammed truck. Relates to my days of going to car shows with my GTI and she saw all the B-Boys(popped collaz) on bags with primer and crap and she is now traumatized. So, to me it looks good but I'll have to settle for a leveling kit and a better set of wheels and tires. Maybe later I can prove that springs and a good handling truck are FTW.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:57 PM   #24
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looks like a 4x4 especially with the z71 "off road" stickerz
That's what everyone says and the Z71 decal will have to go. Everyone asks about that and when I tell them it's RWD they say "oh " like I'm a total cheap skate for not getting the 4x4 I'll never use.
I do like the Z71 package though, it's got way thicker sway bars and better shocks so if I do slam it, the shocks may be able to stay.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:05 PM   #25
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I wanted to slam it on good springs etc. but the wife refuses to be seen in a slammed truck. Relates to my days of going to car shows with my GTI and she saw all the B-Boys(popped collaz) on bags with primer and crap and she is now traumatized. So, to me it looks good but I'll have to settle for a leveling kit and a better set of wheels and tires. Maybe later I can prove that springs and a good handling truck are FTW.

hahaha...
i always laugh when i see huge lifted ass trucks..... unless they're all pre-runnered out and are actually off-road worthy

should explain to the wifey that the whole point to a truck is to haul stuff in the bed.... making it as low as possible would make moving stuff a lot easier
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