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Old 09-21-2013, 06:27 PM
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I've got an extra $600 to spend and wanted your guys opinion on what Mod would give me the best gains for my money. Long term I'll not be doing extensive Mods in the future in case someone mentions programmers.

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Old 09-21-2013, 07:23 PM
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LED taillights look really clean and you should be able to get this done for around 5-600..
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I've got an extra $600 to spend and wanted your guys opinion on what Mod would give me the best gains for my money. Long term I'll not be doing extensive Mods in the future in case someone mentions programmers.

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Oh yeah, just in case...'13 Ram Express, Reg. Cab, 4x2, 5.7L
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Performance, appearance....?
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Sorry, I'm looking for performance.
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For that sort of budget and by shopping around I've just added:

TonnoPro bed cover - $225
Step Bars - $130
Mudflaps - $45
AVS vent visors - $49
LED tailgate bar - $40
Low Beam Canbus HID's - $70 (installing tomorrow if the weather behaves)
Under bed LED lighting - $10 (still need to figure a switch and add this to the truck, probably going to use a door jamb switch for auto on/off, add another $10 for that)
Footwell LED lighting - $15

Haven't even looked at performance goodies yet, everything so far has been for utility/safety but it does go to show by shopping around, using discount codes/coupons and being prepared to some DIY work you can get a lot achieved with a relatively small budget.
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Been looking at the Bullydog programmer or a throttle body upgrade. Was wondering which one would be the best performance wise.
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Read the disclaimers all over the boards of late and AVOID Bully Dog tuners.
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I would go with a Bullydog tuner there is really no reason to avoid them do be aware that once you get it you cant use it on any other vehicle without paying $250 to unlock it. So unless you plan to get it just to sell it its the best bang for the buck since you don`t plan to do a tone of mods the Diablo would be a waste of money whenever it comes out plus the canned tunes are better for Bullydog
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or you could go with a vararam intake great looking mod and good preformence but I think you would still get more from a bullydog if your just getting one
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I would go with a Bullydog tuner there is really no reason to avoid them do be aware that once you get it you cant use it on any other vehicle without paying $250 to unlock it. So unless you plan to get it just to sell it its the best bang for the buck since you don`t plan to do a tone of mods the Diablo would be a waste of money whenever it comes out plus the canned tunes are better for Bullydog
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