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Hey all,

I made different phases for my OBS of what needs to be done to it. If anyone has any suggestions on brands or good parts for what I am doing I welcome all opinions.

Number one is fixing this coolant/radiator problem I have It eats coolant like nobody's business!



Phase 1: Reliability & Safety
-Radiator (already ordered Spectra premium from rockauto)
-New radiator fan blades (ordered the ones that go in the 6.0 because lighter)
-2 Optima Batteries
-Door Locks (came with 2 diff locks that don't match w/ the key I have lol)
-Rear diff seal and fluid
-Brakes
-Back window motor
-Downpipe
-Replace back window to 1 solid piece
-Tint

Phase 2: Looking Fresh
-Repaint & body work
-Headlights
-Taillights
-Marker lights
-HIDs
-Weather stripping around windows

Phase 3: Get Bigger
-6" suspension lift
-3" body lift
-Tires (40s)
-Wheels
-rear & front gears

Phase 4: Power + Roll Coal
-Bigger turbo
-Rebuild Tranny
-Programmer/chip
-Bigger injectors
-Various Gauges

Phase 5: Extras
-Total interior revamp (currently the old man blue)
-New speakers (only 1 works)
-Headliner
-Bed liner
-Train horns
-PA/CB




Not sure if I should switch places of Phase 3 and 4?

Also, I was told that I should change my fuel pump to an electric fuel pump?
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Does the tyranny currently need a rebuild? If so I would put that in the Phase 1 due to reliability.

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i would bump the gauges up to phase 1 also. you will be able to get baselines which will allow you to see the changes and monitor them through your phases.

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ditch the Optima Batteries, they are junk! The batteries to get are the sears diehard P4's


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Thank you all for the info!

The transmission does not need to be rebuilt yet, from what I can tell. I know later when I want more power though it will need to be.

Which gauges do you suggest I get? The interior is so ugly... I don't even know where to begin lol!
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ditch the Optima Batteries, they are junk! The batteries to get are the sears diehard P4's
Okay. Everyone was yelling at me to get Optima lol. Are t he sears diehards less expensive?
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Ill buy the seats if you wanna put new ones in it. My CC has a screwed up driver seat.


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Ill buy the seats if you wanna put new ones in it. My CC has a screwed up driver seat.


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Okay I may do that. I was thinking of just re doing the cloth to something else. Ill let you know.


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Hey all,

I made different phases for my OBS of what needs to be done to it. If anyone has any suggestions on brands or good parts for what I am doing I welcome all opinions.

Number one is fixing this coolant/radiator problem I have It eats coolant like nobody's business!



Phase 1: Reliability & Safety
-Radiator (already ordered Spectra premium from rockauto)
-New radiator fan blades (ordered the ones that go in the 6.0 because lighter)
-2 Optima Batteries
-Door Locks (came with 2 diff locks that don't match w/ the key I have lol)
-Rear diff seal and fluid
-Brakes
-Back window motor
-Downpipe
-Replace back window to 1 solid piece
-Tint

Phase 2: Looking Fresh
-Repaint & body work
-Headlights
-Taillights
-Marker lights
-HIDs
-Weather stripping around windows

Phase 3: Get Bigger
-6" suspension lift
-3" body lift
-Tires (40s)
-Wheels
-rear & front gears

Phase 4: Power + Roll Coal
-Bigger turbo
-Rebuild Tranny
-Programmer/chip
-Bigger injectors
-Various Gauges

Phase 5: Extras
-Total interior revamp (currently the old man blue)
-New speakers (only 1 works)
-Headliner
-Bed liner
-Train horns
-PA/CB




Not sure if I should switch places of Phase 3 and 4?

Also, I was told that I should change my fuel pump to an electric fuel pump?
Post some pics of the before, during and after!?
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Okay. Everyone was yelling at me to get Optima lol. Are t he sears diehards less expensive?
IMO look into the Costco brand, Kirkland "Signature". They have an excellent warranty and perform darn near as good the name brands. They are made by the same manufacturer as Interstate. I may get hammered for my opinion but Costco will replace them free for the first 3 years and after that pro rated for next 100 months. And their cost is one of the lowest around.

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