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Old 01-08-2010, 03:59 PM
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As I sit around the house for another long boring day I've gone thru my main list of the mods I want to do to my truck before Gatty 2010. I'll list them below in alphabetical order with an A-B-C designation beside each. If you get some time go down the list and number them off 1-2-3 by letter in the order you would make them. Just curious how everyone thinks.

A: Airaid Intake
B: Bully Bar
C: Diablo Predator
D: Rear Step / Bumper Guard
E: Tonneau
F: Vent Shades

I'm planning on one a month with the less expensive items off setting the more expensive ones in my overall monthly budget.

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I would move the Vent Shades up a bit sooner but that's just me.

1 - F
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I'm gonna take a little bit of a different approach here.

Performance mods, in this order:
Intake
Exhaust
Predator

Exterior performance mods in this order:

Bull Bar
Rear tube bumper (vs. the old step type bumper)
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Vent Shades
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I agree with maddog. but I would put tonneau first on my exterior list
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I would also go with the tonneau first...
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^^ x2 Tonneau First for exterior
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^^^x3 on the tonneau.
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I'd do it in the following order:

Intake/Predator- the order on these probably isn't too important, but I'd definitely make them #1 and #2. If you plan on upgrading the exhaust, I'd either do that next or after the tonneau cover, this way when you get the exhaust, you already have the predator and are ready to tweak your tune to get the most out of the intake and exhaust combo

Tonneau Cover
Bully Bar
Rear Step

I'd throw the vent shades in there anywhere since they shouldn't cost you much more than a tank of gas
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I'll hijack my own thread but this seems a good time and place as any to ask. I've got the factory duals out the bumper cutouts, is an aftermarket exhaust going to be THAT much better?
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I'm not sure how restrictive the factory exhaust is, but a different muffler setup will let it breathe a little easier and give it a really mean sound.

Back to your list I would do it this way, with my reasoning:
1. F - Ventshades - very cheap and a subtle styling cue, mostly because they are cheap.
2. A - Intake - Good performance start.
2a. - Exhaust - It wasn't in your original list, but if you dont' have it, I'd do it now (before you get a tuner).
3. - C - Tuner - After you get you intake and exhaust, your tuner would be the most beneficial.
4. - E - Tonneau - I like the looks of the tonneua covers, it is also said to help with your mileage just slightly. Plus it sets your truck apart.
5. - D
6. - B - I'm just not a big fan of the bull bars. sorry.
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