Hey folks... after browsing this site for quite some time, knowing I would be purchasing a new 'stroke, I decided to become a member. This site is AWESOME, and gave LOTS of useful info... now to what I have done to this beast...
Purchased 2 weeks ago... '09 King Ranch 4x4... goal is to have a better, faster, more fuel efficient, more powerful, and better looking truck than my father-in-law's '06 GMC duramax. All he has is the edge w/ attitude deal.
When I got the truck, guy I purchased it from had only the Bully Dog Power Pup programmer. I swiftly took that thing off. I purchased a H&S Mini Maxx and DPF/Cat Delete (Thanks Nate at Performance Truck Products... AWESOME to deal with... Purchased last Monday night... H&S here Wednesday, exhaust here Friday). Installed Friday evening by myself... pulling off the dpf/cat was pretty easy except for dealing with the rubber hangers by myself... like wrestling a bear. But I did it in about an hour and a half for everything. More than burning off the tires and blowing smoke, I was trying to get better mileage. Trying to drive good (it's HARD with this awesome power), my lying-meter shows 22.1mpg in town... from what i've heard, this is probably in the 17 range? Previous in-town was like 11. I'll update when I calculate it by hand.
Next upgrade... Cold Air Intake... probably AFE (oil or no-oil? help!). Might eventually replace from downpipe-back. Also gonna need new tires pretty quick... what do yall think about the Terra Grapplers for long-lasting? (or maybe this should be put in another thread).
I also put on the KC lights... hooked up to Aux1 upfitter switch. Works great.
Anyways, always looking for suggestions for my duramax-eater. But, at this point, whether I can beat him in a drag race or not, I still think I have the better truck!