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Old 09-20-2011, 12:22 AM
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I am thinking about getting a intake, programmer, and exhaust done on my truck. I would like recommendations for each of these. I would like to be able to get a bit more power out of my truck while getting a little better gas mileage. What would you recommend?
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If you are stopping with those performance mods I would say get a Superchips Flashpaq. It's proven to do great things to the second gen 4.7L. There are lots of options for the intake and exhaust. You might want to do some research on how loud the various intakes are and, of course, the sound of the various exhausts. I would think any descent quality intake and exhaust that lets you move more air combined with the Superchips will probably do what you are looking to do.
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There are so many options and recommendations to make lol...what exactly are you looking for as far as use? Drag racing/acceleration, towing, mpg improvement, etc...?

Tuners: The superchips flashpaq for the second gen 4.7L really is incredible, it adds 50hp and 55ft lb max gain. In addition you get the transmission benefits and data logging benefits. Diablo sport makes a great tuner as well, but I prefer superchips and think they squeeze a few more hp out of their tunes. I would recommend diablo though if you plan on any other mods that require custom tuning as with diablo you can custom tune, superchips you can not. Diablo also does not have the transmission options I don't believe. The tuner is by far the best performance mod you can do for the money.

Intakes: whatever you get, I recommend a closed box, it will draw cooler air. So many options, but a cheap alternative is to do what I and some others did and get the airaid "jr kit" from the previous 4.7L trucks and a drop in filter. The only other thing you need to make it fit is a coupler that you can order online for about $10 max.

Exhaust: The stock exhaust on these trucks flows pretty well except for the muffler and y pipe and the manifolds. Magnaflow is what I like they are a straight through design and give best performance and great sound(opinion). 14" long muffler will be loudest, longer mufflers will be quieter. they also have a y pipe available. No headers available as of right now (working on that though...)
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Oh sorry you have a 2011, there are no tuners available for 2011 as of now....hopefully they will come out soon...
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My friend has a Volant/SuperChips Cortex/Flowmaster setup and it scoots for a 4.7!!!
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first gen or second gen 4.7L? I'd like to know how fast it is/what time it runs...I can't find many others like mine to compare to...
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id go with a magnaflow catback for the exhaust and as for the intake basically all the namebrand kinds are good and if diablo makes a programmer for your truck thats would be my choices
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