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Old 05-14-2007, 03:55 PM
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Ok folks...

The bitbucket (99.5 PSD) is not even in the driveway yet (going to pick it up on Saturday) and I already I have questions about mods. My focus is on keeping the tranny alive (Truck's got 70K on it and the transmission has been serviced regularly per the manual) and improving mileage. If the beast gets faster along the way well then...great.

First on the block is the zoodad because it's essentially free and from what I've read helps in the mileage dept. I'm definately going to add a trannie temp gauge soon although I won't really be pulling anything too big off the bat. Mainly I want to be able to keep a close eye on trannie temp. After that, I was wondering what else there is? The truck's got the towing package and the camper package. I think the camper package has bigger springs and a bar in the rear end, but does it also include upgraded transmission cooling?

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Cletus - looking for mods to increase mileage and keep the trannie healthy.
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Old 05-14-2007, 04:11 PM
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as far as the zoo dad mod i don't think you can do it to a 99 cause the air intake in coming from teh fender and not the front end so it would do no good. i would suggest in 3 gauges. tranny,boost,egt. and get a good programmer or tuner to help improve mpg. that actually not bad miliage for a 99. i have a 99 to and i just turned 190k. your truck ain't even broken in yet. that thing is a baby. post some pics when you get her and let that beauty shine. WELCOME TO THE ORG
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:25 AM
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where to start - zoodad..

for some reason I thought they changed up the location for the air pull on the 99.5's

Guessing I gotta find the 99/99.5/2000 diffrerences again. The one I'm buying was built in the summer of 99. I've got an oasis report around here somewhere but I believe it was built in June/July of 99 and put in service in August.

The thing I'm not so sure about is the Turbo, thinking I may have to add the wicked wheel if it surges. At least I've got the forged rods.

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Old 05-15-2007, 06:31 AM
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At 70k with good service that tranny should be just fine. Congrats on the new truck. I echo the three gauge, boost, pyro and tranny. Before getting a chip I would say get an intake and exhaust too just to help the truck breath a little better.
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you can put a zoodad on a 99.5 truck i have one. you need to get the 3 guages even if your not pullin heavy loads. instead of the wicked wheel i would suggest the ats shroud its a lot better if you have the extra money. you can get a custom burnt chip for some economy and performance. exhaust and intake and you got some decent power increases
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:23 AM
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oh and as for the tranny i have 120000 miles on my all stock tranny with the ts chip and had no problems but i am fixin to put in a shift kit and extra cooler to help out
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:19 AM
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Get some gauges, Pyro, tranny and boost. Isspro is the best match for stock and the most accurate. Get a Valve body in the tranny, BTS or Dieselsite both sell a nice one for about $250. The ATS housing is a nice thing, about the only thing ATS has thats not JUNK.

Ya got the Zoodad, you can also do th AIH delete, CCV mod, Shim the Fuel pressure regulator... Lots of cheap/free mods.
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i wasn't for sure on teh 99.5. but i thought they changed it in 2000. for the zoodad mod. anyway if not go for it. i do know that for the 99.5 you will need teh wicked wheel but won't stop teh surge. the early 99 has it.

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Ya dont need the Wicked Wheel... It might help with surge but it wont stop it...
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thanks fella's

Thanks Guys.

Think I'm more worried about the tranny problems more than anything else.
This truck has never really been worked and it still appears to be like new. Going to try the DIY intake...gotta keep reading so I can learn about the free/cheap mods!

thanks again -

Cletus
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