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View Poll Results: Easiest way to add HORSEPOWER
Power Programmer 60 42.55%
Cam 15 10.64%
Cold Air Intake 33 23.40%
Headers 13 9.22%
Cat-Back Exhaust 10 7.09%
Cops R Behind You... 10 7.09%
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:22 AM   #21
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You got pic's yet?
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:15 AM   #22
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My bad, the chitown area has been hit hard with snow the past few weeks. Its suppose to be almost 50 today so for sure i will get you the pics.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:18 PM   #23
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i bought a hypertech chip it gave me more rpms and opened up my limiter added a l itttle hp not much it was a cheal 200$ add on
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:32 PM   #24
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My bad, the chitown area has been hit hard with snow the past few weeks. Its suppose to be almost 50 today so for sure i will get you the pics.


Whats up neighbor?!... used to live in Round Lake, recently moved out to Mchenry.
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:29 AM   #25
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Default Easy power addition

About five years ago, I bolted a vortech supercharger kit on a stock 5.7 engine. It only took a few hours and made a very big difference in performance. It must have added about 100 HP.

It cost a few bucks to do it, but it was a lot cheaper than buying a new truck.

I ran that for about three years, enjoying every minute of it and then decided that twin turbo's would be even more fun. I'm sold on forced induction.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:56 PM   #26
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easiest way, nitrous?
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:01 AM   #27
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oh god one of these questions, jk, LOL

cold air won't add squat, that is significant anyway, neither will cat back exhaust, and by significant I mean dyno tested at the rear wheels gain of 10% or more

so we are left with software vs hardware, well a lumpy cam will give you crappy idle if real power is what you are after and it's a good weekend spent on the swap, but anyone who knows a wrench from a screw driver will tell you that a cam swap alone is as effective as sucking on a titty through a sweater, in order to do it right you need to marry the proper valve springs etc in the attic of the heads, then there is the chip, ah yes fooling the engine into running a certain way despite of what the sensors map may tell it, [ahem] or as the glossy marketing ads say "freeing up horsepower", that's it

tongue 'n cheek gentlemen, tongue 'n cheek
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:26 AM   #28
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I did a K&N drop in filter, did a Flowmaster exhaust then after the muffler I pointed to pipe down to reflect off ground for a little more beefy noise..

But anyways after I bought the truck I was looking up some different fuel additives etc.... I came across this stuff called Sea Foam....The local automotive store suggested that I go to another local automotive store and purchase this stuff....

So I went and bought this stuff:

http://www.seafoamsales.com/motor-treatment.html

Then I filled my tank up with 91 Octane.. That is the highest Oct that they sell locally in CA... I feel after doing this that I started to get better MPG and it also performed better.

Before I bought my Tahoe I had a SuperCharged 1998 Chevy Suburban... It had some pretty good pep or had some balls to it HA... But it also got horrible MPG
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #29
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I did a K&N drop in filter, did a Flowmaster exhaust then after the muffler I pointed to pipe down to reflect off ground for a little more beefy noise..

But anyways after I bought the truck I was looking up some different fuel additives etc.... I came across this stuff called Sea Foam....The local automotive store suggested that I go to another local automotive store and purchase this stuff....

So I went and bought this stuff:

http://www.seafoamsales.com/motor-treatment.html

Then I filled my tank up with 91 Octane.. That is the highest Oct that they sell locally in CA... I feel after doing this that I started to get better MPG and it also performed better.

Before I bought my Tahoe I had a SuperCharged 1998 Chevy Suburban... It had some pretty good pep or had some balls to it HA... But it also got horrible MPG
Heard of this stuff from alot of people say it's very good stuff how do you use it tho (used to using lucas but seafoam sound's better)
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:12 AM   #30
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Seafoam:
1. Run engine to temperature.
2. Idle engine in driveway (not in the garage even if the door is open - dont ask), find a decent sized vacume hose with vacume on it and slowly remove it without stalling the engine.
3. Slowly feed about 1/2 of the can into the vacume of the hose.
4. Increase speed of pouring to stall engine (or come as close as possible and shut engine off)
5. Let soak for 10-15 min.
6. Start engine back up and watch the white smoke.....
7. I have had to replace plugs on one vehicle (werent great to begin with) as they got pretty fouled and really needed replacement anyway.... so you might keep that in mind also.
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