I plan on doing some engine work in the future when the tuners come out so I got the larger tb. It is bored to 84mm all the way thru and has a larger butterfly with the bar relocated to the back of the tb. I know I didn't need it now, but I had it and wanted it on. LOL.
8mm socket wrench
First off, I disconnect the battery on everything I do. I know you don't need to, but if I do it every time I don't forget it that one time I do. After that I disconnected the the intake sensor and pulled my CAI off the tb. I also removed the engine hat.
Disconnect the tb harness, and take out the 4 bolts holding it. They are 8mm heads. It's that simple! Pic of the old tb next to the new tb
New one bolted back in
Very simple mod! I don't know if I will tell a difference in the truck since I don't have a tuner. Dan said I may even lose some low end, but I should gain top end. I guess there is one way to find out. If I do I can always put my stock one back in untill the tuner...
BT Catch Can-
This is how lazy I've been since it's gotten hot. I have had this bolted in and ready to go and never hooked it up because it was late and I was hot and tired. I know. I know. Sad. I got it. One of the reasons I wanted Tim to come over and help me. I knew I couldn't back out of it then. ha ha. Anyway, there are better threads for this install and we were getting hot so forgot about the camera. Here is the finished product.
180 Degree Thermostat-
Again sorry for no pics. We kinda forgot about the camera at this point lol. It was 104 today and I wanted to play golf this morning so we didn't start until 2:30. Very, very simple. Disconnect the radiator hose off the engine block. Just follow the hose that runs across the top of the fan down to the motor. While it is off I would replace that stupid factory clamp. Those are a pain! I put down a drip pan but the coolant hits the crossmember and goes everywhere. You will spill some! Then remove the neck. It has two 13 mm nuts holding it on. Behind that you will see the thermostat. If your motor is warm at all be careful. That thing is hot! Remove it and take the gasket off the old one and put it on the new one and button everything back up. Poor the coolant back in and watch your baby run cooler. My is running 185 on the highway and 188-192 city streets which isn't bad considering how hot it is right now. Very easy mod and well worth it. Autozone part number 4128
Pic of the Rams
Thanks again Tim!!!