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Intake and downpipe make a BIG difference

While my truck was torn down I installed a 3" downpipe, cut the cat out and did a DIY intake. I also went from 265s to 315s and did a 2" lift. Even with the larger tires and pulling a 1K heavier trailer I was able to cruise 10mph faster up a local grade. Totally worth the hassle.
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Glad you're happy with your mods. The intake and exhaust (especially ditching the cat) do make a huge difference. They really allow the motor to make it's power, without having to fight against restrictive OEM systems.

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I've never had simple mods like these make much of a difference on gas vehicles that I've had so I was hesitant to even bother doing it.
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JUST CUT OFF MUFFLER YESTERDAY, IT MADE A LITTLE DIFFERENCE. I WILL BE GETTING RID OF THE CAT TOMORROW. ALSO DID THE FPR SHIM YESTERDAY, IT MADE A SMOOTHER IDLE AND A LITTLE BETTER RESPONSE. CHEAP AND EASY CHECK IT OUT.

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Stage 1's (Baby Swamps)
PHP TUNES(STOCK,80,100,120,140,ANTI-THEFT)
DIY INTAKE
FPR SHIM
3" DOWNPIPE
MUFFLER AND CAT DELETED
RANCH HAND FRONT & REAR
WARN HUBS
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I left my muffler in, there's more times that I want a quiet truck than a loud one. I'll have to try the FPR shim.
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COOL ON WANTING A QUIET TRUCK. AS FAR AS THE FPR SHIM IT IS BY NO MEANS A MAJOR MOD, BUT IS VERY EASY AND VERY CHEAP ALL YOU NEED IS A BB FROM A BB GUN AND A 19MM WRENCH. I NOTICED A SMOOTHER IDLE AND BETTER RESPONSE. GOOD LUCK.

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FPR SHIM
3" DOWNPIPE
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RANCH HAND FRONT & REAR
WARN HUBS
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Congrats on the mods. There is nothing better than workin on your own truck

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just st8 pipe the whole thing !!!

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COOL ON WANTING A QUIET TRUCK. AS FAR AS THE FPR SHIM IT IS BY NO MEANS A MAJOR MOD, BUT IS VERY EASY AND VERY CHEAP ALL YOU NEED IS A BB FROM A BB GUN AND A 19MM WRENCH. I NOTICED A SMOOTHER IDLE AND BETTER RESPONSE. GOOD LUCK.
whats the fpr mod? an how do u do it?
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OBS FPR Shim and Gauge Install

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