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Old 09-29-2009, 12:25 AM
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Ok so right now all i have is dual flowmasters and a K&N Cold air intake.
I want to get a tuner (diablo) but I am also wondering what are ya'lls input on putting in a a turbo? What would be my results and what else would I have to do if I want a turbo?
Actually what is alls input period on what i should do next?
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With a turbo, I'd reccomend STS. The remote mount is really efficient and is less of a hassle to work with it seems. They even say you can run 4-5psi without a tune (granted with a tune you can up the boost a little and increase power accordingly) Also, they won't neccessairly break your bank. Relatively cheap in comparison to superchargers and such.

As far as the next modification, I reccomend a set of headers. Me and another guy (Tom's Blue Ram 1500) are running Long Tube headers, and they are great. Shorty is good aswell, just a new set in general will go a long way in improving the sound/flow/and performance of your vehicle. Hope this helps!
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open up the engine more so it can breathe better, get headers...and personally i would go with a SC instead of a turbo...with the weight of a truck, and turbo lag, i just dont see it being a good combo...The SC will put power straight to the wheels without the lag....and i would def get it tuned...
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If you want to go the turbo route, then STS would be my choice, but as chillz said, the turbo might not be the best choice. A SC would give you more instantaneous boost instead of the long spooling up lag. But before you go the boost route, you need to get better through-flow to really take advantage of the higher inflow. Oh, and def intercool either to prevent detonation.

A set of headers to channel the gasses out, long tubes for better low-end, shorty for better mid-high end. long tubes are great cuz with a heavy truck you need the low end to get it off the line faster. After that some ported/polished cylinder heads (possibly with big valves) and a camshaft to get more air into the engine. You can get the injectors scaled if you want, but you shouldn't have to if you get a proper tune. Also, depending on what camshaft you go for, you can boost your MDS efficiency (if you have it) by up to 5MPG with a proper tune.

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..are you gonna do any kind of towing at all? if so, I would look into other ways of modding instead of FI... not saying it won't work but then tuning becomes a big headache. If you start out little by little like what the others are saying, do headers, e-fan, 180 tstat, maybe gears depending on what you have now....then if you want more, look into cam and heads, tq verter.
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hey Gundog, where are you located? Iowa? Cali? we have a few guys in cali who love to work on our stuff to makem faster...
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Im from Iowa but I live in cali (for now) I'm stationed here in San Diego (Miramar)
Ya I intend to tow THat is the mail use i bought the truck for and haul my dirt bike.
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Turbo charging can turn into being a big headache . Works great when it works .
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i think sts style turbo kit would be pretty good you just cant have huge turbos. if you have a pair of small(not to small) turbos lag shouldnt be that much of a problem. also so you wont lag you can throw a little 75shot of nitrous to get spooled up faster. but then again depends what your gonna use it for.
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and a torque converter would definitly help alot like chefred sayed
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