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Old 02-15-2011, 04:44 PM
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New Member. Just bought a 97' CC SB. A couple questions.

First diesel. Just bought a 97' with 160K miles, Edge tuner, mostly stock from what I can tell. Wheel bearings, upper and lower ball joints, and water pump were all replaced withing the last 6 months. Tranny rebuilt 1 yr ago with another 2 yrs on transferrable warranty. Tranny cooler added with temp gauge. Checked blades on turbo and they look clean. Metal bolts on air filter, not plastic. Block heater, 4.10 gears. 2 yr old tall cap on bed with 2 yr old Meyers quick release plow. (Only used for his driveway and parking lot of his office. Looks brand new.) I really love this truck so far. I have read about the last 10 pages of posts and researched the Egde tuner a bit.

Questions:I have heard the Edge tuner is not good for your tranny. Should I take it off and put on a DP tuner or leave it since it is already there? I see down pipes are a very popular mod as well as eliminating the cat and muffler. Does this make a noticeable difference? I am not interested in making this a "performance" truck or making it louder. Just want to keep it reliable and set up in the best way to tow my 12,000lb boat.

Great site and I hope to be able to contribute once I learn more about this rig.

Mac
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Edge is a less preferred device. it is not friendly with the tranny, but with a cooler and gauge its better. Some edges can take new programming from tuners, so you may look into that. i usually hear the DP and other custom tunes yeild better performance and better towing, but i ahve no expirience with them myself, so i cant say what kind of difference you would see.

yes, upgrade your intake an exhaust. most say they feel a difference. espicailly of you can that cobra shaped DP.
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Matt,
Thanks for the reply. I will check with Edge on re-programming it. What would be a recommended site for the exhaust and intake modification parts?

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Mac
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I like using XDP for my stuff, they never did me wrong. Look them up on here they have a vendor forum. you can ask a few places about prices and whatnot. if your looking to buy both at once maybe a package deal
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There are couple vendors here that have package deals, witha tuner i would reccomnd a Pyro gauge minimum. CT Performance has stuff. He may chime in soon anyway.

for intake, hit fleetfilters - i think. they have the 6637 DIY filter for about $35. they are about $60 local (here anyway). you will need a 4" pvc pipe and some clamps. if oyu have the tools wour looking at about $40 or so for the intake upgrade. beans or someplaces has the full kit for about $70 i think.

on the cheap, get the DP about $90 or so, then find the local muffler shop and straight pipe the truck, some places will do it fro $60 or so. it all depends on the shop.
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