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  • kyhunter89
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    Re: Bought a new toy, first LS engine experience. Advice for first mods?

    Its got a flip kit on the rear if its a 4/6 like stated. Pinion angle is probably wrong. Invest in Cal-tracs. Clamps the springs... See if they removed the overload spring... it lowers it another inch and makes the leaf stack weak... the tru-trac and lower gears will keep it from spinning...

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  • Lon_H
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    Great looking truck! As for wheel hop how is the truck lowered? If it is a shackle and hanger setup, my experience is that the taller shackles create a lot of wheel hop.

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  • VTJUNK
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    Re: Bought a new toy, first LS engine experience. Advice for first mods?

    Originally posted by nosnerd
    diablosport and a cold air intake from volant


    nice truck andy!!! how have ya been??ever find the glass for your ford??
    Been doing great. Shop is so busy I havent much time for anything else. Made it to the Detroit Autorama for a few days. I need to post pics of the shop and work we've done and the show.

    Yeah, I found one through a friend that works at a glass shop. Brand new windshield for $100.

    Great info guys, I am reading through the links you have posted. The guy I bought it from has a tuner for it that he never used. He's giving it to me, brand unknown. Traction is very limited right now, massive amounts of wheel hop.

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  • kyhunter89
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    The speed daddy headers I referred to are stainless LT with no cats but restanotors in there place and cone with a Y pipe, No need for duals with a 5.3.

    Port and polish the throttle body and do the "bump-stop"mod, I have a spare tb for your truck if you need. Do the coolant by-pass while your at it.

    Almost any cold air intake is about the same

    the vette servo on the tranny is a cheap and easy upgrade, easy to install just make sure you get the snap ring all the way back seated...

    the stall is a huge inprovement in acceleration... The TB one wont affect drivability bad, but you know how that goes.

    The tune is where its all at with these trucks. the mpg, sound, drivability and longevity is all the tune... HPtuners is the popular choice if your going to do it yourself...

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  • Two Lane
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    Headers & max-flow Random Tech cats,

    followed by a Dr. Gas "X" pipe & 2 #17620 Ultraflow mufflers.

    Then, a Borg Warner Extended-Tip turbo.


    Parts cost: under 2K.


    Benefits: All are external mods. Each ups HP, & collectively A LOT! Same or BETTER miles-per-gallon. Driveability unaltered.

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  • TC
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    Cold air intake, long tube headers, high flow cats and a cat back system, and a DiabloSport Predator tuner and you should see an easy 30+hp gain........

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  • 1988montecarloss
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    Re: Bought a new toy, first LS engine experience. Advice for first mods?

    Originally posted by SpiderGearsMan
    melt down the dub wheels
    hahahahaha, yes! :D

    car craft put a cam (comp thumpr cam) in a stock (other than headers) 5.3 and gained 96hp, it brought the power up to 433hp with just a cam and header swap :o

    heres the article

    http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles..._manifold.html

    sweet truck btw ;)

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  • nosnerd
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    diablosport and a cold air intake from volant


    nice truck andy!!! how have ya been??ever find the glass for your ford??

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  • SpiderGearsMan
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    melt down the dub wheels

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  • kyhunter89
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    http://www.ls1truck.com/forums/front...in-budget.html

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  • milkovich
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    I'd do the z06 cam and springs first, then put a decent $900-$1200 turbo on it. Chinese turbos are about as reliable as the rythm method.

    Save your money on headers and gears with your eye on a rear mount turbo later on like this guy and his 4.8 (http://www.theturboforums.com/smf/in...topic=142130.0)

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  • kyhunter89
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    a trailblazer stall can be had at any dealer for around $250 and stalls around 2800, along with a tr220 cam (112 if staying na, 114lsa on spray or boost), some patriot gold springs, along with what I stated earlier be a great DD with good mpg. or step up to a TR224 and bigger circle d verter or some twin hairdryers, or pull the pan and put some arp rodbolts in and hit it with a 200 shot.

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  • BetterWithBoost
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    x2 on the aforementioned upgrades...

    An LS6 intake, cheap set of LT's and a tune
    got me almost 400whp through a T56, so a
    cam, intake and LT's should get you there or
    more through an auto. I wouldn't screw with
    the gear ratio, unless you plan on driving the
    thing on weekends only. These engine are so
    easy to get huge power and still get great MPG.
    Just my .02

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  • Tommygun
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    small comp cam. I have done installs that have gained 70rwhp

    headers/y pipe help
    cai helps
    tune for sure helps a great deal
    4.10s if you want to spin lots of tire
    ebay turbo kit

    lots of options for the little 5.3

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  • kyhunter89
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    Got to ls1truck.com and start reading... nice truck

    Speed daddy long tubes and y
    Nelson tune
    Ebay cai
    4.10 and a tru-trac
    Vette servo

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