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Old 08-13-2013, 07:14 AM
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I'm sure the humidity wasn't helping. It had been raining all week and the air was nice and sticky. It had been in the 70's and low humidity the past week which would have been better. I'm more disappointed about the lack of prep on this backwoods track than the weather. No matter what I did I couldn't get the big truck moving off the line worth a damn. I found some 17x9" rims I'm going to save up for and then put some 275/50 M&H drag radials on them and some Nitto's up front. That should cut weight, increase traction, and lower my effective gear ratio up around 4.30:1 for faster acceleration.

I also want to put a tuner on it but I'm holding out for Diablosport to release a 2013 tuner as I have a friend who can write me a tune. I've heard the bully dog isn't really that great and people have had a hell of a time getting the right tune files on it.

I want to do an intake and a throttle body upgrade, I'm thinking Vararam might be the best one out there. I looked at nitrous systems and found one that has an 85mm throttle spacer plate with the nozzles in the plate so I could match that with an 85mm ported throttle body, then hide the soleniods somewhere low on the firewall and put a rubber hose over the nitrous lines to make them look like vacuum hoses.

I really want to do 4.10 gears and a 3200 rpm converter but those mods are expensive due to the installation costs added and I would have to pay someone to do it. I could do the converter myself but I don't have a big garage at my apartment and have no idea how to set up and shim gears so I'd be stuck paying labor. I will probably buy the parts this winter though and put them on the shelf and get them installed before next summer.
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