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Was thinking about either getting a stage 1 MTW turbo or a water meth injection. Do you guys have any other ideas or suggestions? I use the truck for performance and towing so I usually look for a balance between performance and tow ability.

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I vote ported intake manifold. Lubeowner/dieseldr has a competitively priced unit.

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I vote ported intake manifold. Lubeowner/dieseldr has a competitively priced unit.
How much would the install for something like this be and would you say the performance gains are relative to a turbo upgrade?

I plan to install an aftermarket turbo but would I be able to install an intake manifold?

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My thoughts on this would be that the aftermarket charger would reap benefits from a ported intake manifold and vice versa. From a performance stand point they are both good choices. It seems the performance benefits of the ported manifold isn't really seen till higher horsepower applications with aftermarket chargers. Just my 2 cents. I'm sure others will chime in.

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My thoughts on this would be that the aftermarket charger would reap benefits from a ported intake manifold and vice versa. From a performance stand point they are both good choices. It seems the performance benefits of the ported manifold isn't really seen till higher horsepower applications with aftermarket chargers. Just my 2 cents. I'm sure others will chime in.
Yeah after reading the details on the ported intake that Quick Tricks sells, I was thinking the same thing. That a ported intake would really shine if you had the mods to take use of the extra air flow capacity. They also wan ted $1200 for that, I was looking in the $600-$800 range.

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A little north of your price range, but only slightly. You could look at putting a better torque converter in it, which in turn helps the trans live longer. Look at patc and precision industries, or Brian's truck shop. Bts uses a PI converter built to their specs.



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That's another good idea or even lockers in the rear end not sure what they run. Been tossing that around for a while.

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A Detroit will set you back about 5-600, plus an install kit if you want to do it right...and while you're in there there's no better time to swap ring and pinion for a different ration for bigger tires...of course then you have to do the front too...ring and pinion sets are 2-300 but you'll need two. Oh and an install kit for the front...and a Detroit if you're brave enough for the front, or a trutrac which is what i will probably do, or a air locker. But what goes from being a 500 dollar part for a rear Detroit becomes much much more expensive really quick. Plus if you're not sure exactly where the truck will end up as far as lift and tires and all go then you probably don't want to do something like gears yet as they're rather dependant on the rest of what you'll be running. Most shops will charge 3-500 bucks to set up each axle.



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A Detroit will set you back about 5-600, plus an install kit if you want to do it right...and while you're in there there's no better time to swap ring and pinion for a different ration for bigger tires...of course then you have to do the front too...ring and pinion sets are 2-300 but you'll need two. Oh and an install kit for the front...and a Detroit if you're brave enough for the front, or a trutrac which is what i will probably do, or a air locker. But what goes from being a 500 dollar part for a rear Detroit becomes much much more expensive really quick. Plus if you're not sure exactly where the truck will end up as far as lift and tires and all go then you probably don't want to do something like gears yet as they're rather dependant on the rest of what you'll be running. Most shops will charge 3-500 bucks to set up each axle.
Since you dont go serious off roading with the truck there is no real need for a front locker
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Yeah I guess ill be holding off on a locker :roll:

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