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Advice on performance upgrades

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by stanger, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Aug 28, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    stanger

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    OKay guys i've done lots of research and now I would like to know what your thoughts are for a cat back, CAI and headers for my truck(2003 3.4L V6)
    I enjoy quality and would like to spend my money on products that will give me good performance gains as well as last a lifetime. What would you guys suggest? Thanks!!!
     
  2. Aug 28, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    get a jardine catback, doug thorley headers, and a pro dry s oil free filter and get rid of your secondary filter.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2008 at 2:58 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    he has the 3.4 v6!!!;)

    stanger....best bang for the buck....and dyno proven.....skip the intake and do the deck plate mod, and replace the filter with an afe pro dry s drop in filter. it will be the best say $15 for the deck plate, and $50 for the filter that you have ever spent. you can do headers if you want....the doug thorleys are great, trd also has some decent ones. as for a catback.....do do it. they cost way too much. some mufflers have a little performance over others, but not much....they are more for sound. just get the muffler of your choice welded in in place of the stock muffler, and you are set. mufflers for performance would be magnaflow or dynomax super turbo......for sound......go with a flowmaster 40.....sounds great!!

    by the way...welcome to tw!!
     
  4. Aug 28, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    oh whoops. thats for a 4 banger. my bad. other than that do what Will said he knows his stuff.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    thanks alot will, now I was wondering with the headers would you recommend longtubes or shortys? performance wise.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    Go long,lose your cats. w/the short you re-weld cats on. A pair of a second gen 4.0 cats. Better flow,keeps noise down,(not 100% on this one)pass smog? Food for thought. :)
     
  7. Aug 28, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    im gonna say go for long tubes if you can find them to fit the 3.4 v6.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    I did find them on urdusa.com and would you recommend geting the urd y-pipe with the DTLT aswell?
     
  10. Aug 28, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    i would recommend it if money is no issue...........anything to free up the exhaust and make the motor breathe easier man.
     
  11. Aug 28, 2008 at 5:59 PM
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    thanks alot for the help much appreciated!!
     
  12. Aug 28, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    no problem man......its what we are here for!!!:)
     
  13. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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    After your suggestions and more research i am planning to go with an AFE CAI, DT longtubes and a magnaflow catback Good setup?
     
  14. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:27 AM
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    Sounds like a great set up. Along with the deck plate mod, you could get about 20 h.p. from those add ons. :)
     
  15. Aug 30, 2008 at 9:39 AM
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    Chris.....he is getting the complete cai.........so he wont be doing the deck plate mod.

    stanger....sounds good to me man....just make sure you get the afe intake with the pro dry s filter......that way you wont have to worry about oiling the filter any.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Thanks, Will. I missed that. :eek:
     
  17. Aug 30, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    i think i'd rather do the deck plate mod with proven results than an expensive cai, but to each his own. he's still gonna have a good setup though!!:)
     
  18. Aug 30, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    100% agreement!
     
  19. Aug 31, 2008 at 10:41 AM
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    so guys i'm gonna go ahead and do the deck plate mod today any tips or tricks I need to know? also I'm going to order the AFE filter.. is it okay to just use my OEM filter till I get the AFE performance filter?
     
  20. Aug 31, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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    in addtion will I still pass emissions with the DT longtubes?
     
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