Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Central NJ
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You won't find anything for these trucks at a great price because we don't have the volume that, say, a Mustang gear head would. I see this complaint over and over, and the bottom line is that we are too small (in terms of unit opportunity) to generate any price synergies.
On something like the coolant filter system, if you have the time and access to a machine shop, you could buy the filter, fittings and valves and some nice braided lines and then machine yourself some nice brushed aluminum bracket(s). And probably come in under $100 if you use top notch materials.
Problem is that most of us don't have a day to spend on a project like that. Also, on many other parts for our trucks, the machine/fabrication work is well beyond what the average Joe can do. For example, fabricating a new intercooler, including new, larger mandrel-bent IC pipes.
Costs are related to volumes. Of course, there can be rip offs, but they usually don't last because someone who is willing to earn their money will come along and take that business away. That is why we live in America,
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