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Cheap performance mods wanted!!

I'm going to buy a freightliner with a 12v 5.9 and I'd like to do all the cheap mods I can to make this thing ugly fast and and neck snapping! then later on dump some money into it. I know of the fuel plate going FF and exhaust mod, intake mod, etc. what else can you do to add power?

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Before I would even change the oil in the engine I would Tab the Killer Dowel Pin.
Now with that out of the way start a plan on how you are going to use this truck. You can start with the build up basics and not waste money but it won't be long before you need to make choises.

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Maybe a rack plug (it depends on the type of injection pump it has)
That should be a good place to start and build from.
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Later pretty much has it covered. Only things I would add are that you will be needing a clutch to hold anything more than the stock fuel plate slid forward, at least my pickup did. Then add a boost elbow so you can get about 30-35 psi of boost, and drill the divider in the exhaust housing on the turbo so it will vent both sides evenly.

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Only things I would add are that you will be needing a clutch to hold anything more than the stock fuel plate slid forward, at least my pickup did. Then add a boost elbow so you can get about 30-35 psi of boost, and drill the divider in the exhaust housing on the turbo so it will vent both sides evenly.
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