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Old 10-18-2008, 02:42 AM
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the bug has bitten - tons of ???????

I finally got around to modding / repairing all the little BS that I have been wanting to do to my truck, but wondering where I should go next.

I just ordered:

my window switch that has been broken forever
2 new air filters for my dirty @$$ DIY intake
Grand Rock single stack kit w/ 6" x 36" miter
TW chip w/ econo - daily - tow - street - extreme & smoke
4 gauge pillar pod w/ pyro - trans temp - boost & oil pressure
Pro Comp traction bars (I get a driveline vibe when taking off with my 6" lift)

do I need a boost fooler for the chip?

do I have to remove my 10K mod

I had the FPR shim, but kept blowing out fuel filter gaskets, so I removed it, should I put it back in?

I have a beebee in my wastegate line, should I unplug it all together?

I was thinking about a water / meth kit, but I'm not sure it would help me out much, as I don't tow real heavy loads (usually under 8,000#).

Then I got to thinking about some stage 2 single shot injectors? I like the idea of this - more smoke, more power, and the ability to do more mods later. My only concerns are:
will my factory turbo work w/ stage 2's?
will I be getting close to smoking my stock tranny?
should I do any mods to the tranny first?
now I have to send my chip back to Tony
Which ones should I go for, Beans has a sale on them right now, $1550 for remans with a 180 day warranty

Should I go for a turbo first?

What can I do to my stock tranny to prolong it with the inevitable future mods, or should I just start saving my pennies for a built tranny?

Whats up with th HP crossover lines I keep seeing, are they worth getting?

Anything else I should be looking at?
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:51 AM
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VB for the trans before you go any further!! Looks like you are spending some ching$$$$

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Old 10-18-2008, 04:34 AM
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I finally got around to modding / repairing all the little BS that I have been wanting to do to my truck, but wondering where I should go next.

I just ordered:

my window switch that has been broken forever
2 new air filters for my dirty @$$ DIY intake
Grand Rock single stack kit w/ 6" x 36" miter
TW chip w/ econo - daily - tow - street - extreme & smoke
4 gauge pillar pod w/ pyro - trans temp - boost & oil pressure
Pro Comp traction bars (I get a driveline vibe when taking off with my 6" lift)

do I need a boost fooler for the chip?

do I have to remove my 10K mod

I had the FPR shim, but kept blowing out fuel filter gaskets, so I removed it, should I put it back in?

I have a beebee in my wastegate line, should I unplug it all together?

I was thinking about a water / meth kit, but I'm not sure it would help me out much, as I don't tow real heavy loads (usually under 8,000#).

Then I got to thinking about some stage 2 single shot injectors? I like the idea of this - more smoke, more power, and the ability to do more mods later. My only concerns are:
will my factory turbo work w/ stage 2's?
will I be getting close to smoking my stock tranny?
should I do any mods to the tranny first?
now I have to send my chip back to Tony
Which ones should I go for, Beans has a sale on them right now, $1550 for remans with a 180 day warranty

Should I go for a turbo first?

What can I do to my stock tranny to prolong it with the inevitable future mods, or should I just start saving my pennies for a built tranny?

Whats up with th HP crossover lines I keep seeing, are they worth getting?

Anything else I should be looking at?
Definitely look into getting a boost fooler. The ITP Overboost Annihilator is only about $60. Take NCH's advice 1st, then check out the ITP.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:41 AM
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I want to get either a John Wood VB, or a Transgo Tugger HD 2 kit which I have been reading about. My question is alot of people say the the transgo kit is better due to the fact that it not only modifies the valve body, but also the front pump to accomidate the extra fluid that the modified VB requires. So which one will actually work better? The JW VB costs about twice as much as the Transgo kit, so I don't understand how the Transgo can be better?
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Because John woods VB is already set up to where he thinks it should be and the transgo kit you play with a little to get the shift firmnes where you want it.Also,you have to drill holes and stuff for the transgo kit.You can only do the transgo pumop mod if the tranny is out so that is something else to consider.
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:16 PM
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Also, the transgo directions sucked.It took me and my buddy a little while to figure a couple things out when doing it.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:43 AM
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So I should go with John Woods then? I definently do NOT plan on dropping the tranny until I have an aftermarket one to put in it!
I also ordered the ITP boost annihalator & HPX line yesterday - looks like I will be ordering the JW valve body today!
So whats next?
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:58 AM
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VB for the trans before you go any further!! Looks like you are spending some ching$$$$

NCH

My 2000 doesn't have a very firm shift but doesn't slip, sometimes the shift is firmer. Is this normal for a stock trans? Will the VB improve the shifts and lockup?
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:41 PM
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So I should go with John Woods then? I definently do NOT plan on dropping the tranny until I have an aftermarket one to put in it!
I also ordered the ITP boost annihalator & HPX line yesterday - looks like I will be ordering the JW valve body today!
So whats next?
If you have the money,and wanna save some time,I would get it.If money is a concern,get the trans go and do the work yourself.John woods actually uses the trans go kit in his valve bodies but also says he does a couple extra things to it not included in the kit
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:49 AM
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I'll order it today, can anyone help me out on any of my other questions?
Does the valve body require my TW chip to be reburned?
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