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Old 04-16-2011, 06:44 PM
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I suggest window tint for something that makes the truck look clean and isn't too expensive. It will look really good on black too!
Other than that, I think these trucks look good leveled, but that is just my opinion.
Leveling sounds interesting... how much of a change is it to make it level?
Any before/after pics?
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It's about 2 to 2.5" and folks here like the Hell Bent kit. Apparently the Daystar kit doesn't get you what they claim it will.

There's a lot of pics in the lifting section here of trucks with a front level kit on them. Check 'em out! I think a level kit really improves a truck's looks and you can go to 33" tires with most of them.
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It's about 2 to 2.5" and folks here like the Hell Bent kit. Apparently the Daystar kit doesn't get you what they claim it will.

There's a lot of pics in the lifting section here of trucks with a front level kit on them. Check 'em out! I think a level kit really improves a truck's looks and you can go to 33" tires with most of them.
Would you do it on a 2wd or just recommend it for 4x4?
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I've seen lifted and leveled 2WD's before. If ya want the look, I don't see why you wouldn't lift the front end of a 2WD. A lot of pre-runner trucks are 2WD with a front lift. Sometimes they are lifted all the way around!
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Maddog,

What did you mean by upgrade the amp? See my question a few posts back.. last one on page one I think...
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True CAI and DSP here I come!!!!!
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Glad to hear you're happy with your mods. These are the exact same mods I'm looking into for my first stage of modification, and it looks like you picked up about 3-3.5 mpgs in the deal. Pretty sweet.
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True CAI and DSP here I come!!!!!
I wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend it... the butt dyno definitely feels the difference. It's looking like I'm saving a little at the pump on top of it too which is a bonus.

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Glad to hear you're happy with your mods. These are the exact same mods I'm looking into for my first stage of modification, and it looks like you picked up about 3-3.5 mpgs in the deal. Pretty sweet.
I couldn't be happier... I've been driving a lot more aggressively this last tank of gas and STILL ended up 19.2mpg according to the truck and 18.9 according to the calculator. Very good either way. I've been taking off pretty hard from stop lights... tapping the shifter over where it just shows '5' (disabling MDS) and randomly taking off (the CAI sound coupled with the exhaust is addicting). I really like MDS disabled... I don't have much if any of an exhaust drone with it on but the "tick" or "clicking" sounds is much more noticeable now that I have a cai installed. I have noticed that the truck is much more responsive with mds off but I think it costs you some fuel economy. I want to disable MDS with the predator and run a full tank with it disabled and see what sort of fuel economy I get with it off vs on. That'll take me a few weeks but once I get results I'll be sure to post them on a new thread. I've seen very mixed reviews about disabling MDS... most agree you lose some mpgs but I've seen a post or two claiming the opposite.. who knows... I plan on finding out though...

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Sounds very promising!! I'd be extremely pleased to see 18mpg. Been waiting on my Airaid for going on two weeks now. Should see it early this week
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Man, if I could get 18.9 in my truck, I'd lose my mind. I'm hoping to get to 17 mpgs...
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