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post #11 of 17 Old 11-20-2017, 02:45 PM
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A shift kit and trans cooler would be the first mods.

Quicker, firmer shifts.
Which help with heat.

Then a better cooler.

A kc turbo billet wheel would be good -200$

Riffraff is 180 for their billet wheel.

And dieselsite is 230 for a ww2.

You donít need more power, but itís nice.
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I see billet type wicked wheels and what must be cast or powdered metal. 150-250 for the billet and a lot less for cast or powder metal.
What material is the original wheel? Anyone have experience with the cheaper wheels self destructing?
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a few people are running the $170ish wheel from xdp diesel, some from riffraff and some from wicked wheel 2 and no issues reported. I got my riffraff billet wheel the other day and wow! it only weighed 3.5oz lol... hoping to install it this weekend or next for sure!

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I wouldn’t run a cheap eBay wheel. Stock is cast. Billet is better.
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I wouldnít run a cheap eBay wheel. Stock is cast. Billet is better.
Thanks- I agree- Probably not a place to cheap out here. I see one in my future with the bellowed up pipes and EBV delete. Nice Saturday project-
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@Mike Gs

KC Turbo billet wheel is a nice upgrade. The other wheels are decent, but we are a bit biased towards KC even though we carry the Wicked Wheels also. The 6/6 wheel design seems to do slightly better than other wheels. Not a seat of the pants feel, but noticeable.

https://cncfab.us/shop/kc-turbo-gtp3...gtptp38-sbw-2/

Intake and exhaust will help your truck breath though. The Hydra chip will give you a very nice bump in power for daily driving and does not hurt a thing.

As for towing heavy, it all depends on where you are traveling with grade. Sometimes you may have to kick it out of OD to go top a big pass.

I would also recommend the Mishimoto cooler and we have them in stock. There are 2 versions and both fit, but this one is in stock and only needs a couple of hose barb adapters.

https://cncfab.us/shop/mishimoto-03-...mmtc-f2d-03sl/

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Part numbers will help alot too if they are not on our site.
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Thanks guys. I forgot to mention that I installed a John Wood valve body when I serviced the transmission. Shifts nice and firm now plus will help extend the life of the transmission. I'll be doing some other lite mods before the next camping season. Maybe Santa will bring me a WW2 for Christmas........
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