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Old 10-26-2010, 12:23 PM
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The 360 likes back pressure to keep low end torque, which is what's needed to move the heavy truck. If you do an exhaust a cat back would do you fine, even high flow cats if you want to go that far but if you open up the y-pipe from the headers to the cats then you will lose back pressure and low end torque.

Gears would help you plant the power better and give you better mileage in town and less on the freeway if you drive really fast. The bigger the tires you have over stock, the more this is a necessity, especially to keep from lugging the engine which robs power and hurts mileage.

The tranny is the weak link in these trucks. You can greatly improve longevity by making sure you have, or adding a trans cooler. Heat is the enemy to a tranny.
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