Upgrade ??? - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
Thread Details Posted by LJ73, this thread has received 5 replies and been viewed 663 times.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-22-2007, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 20
Points: 10,741
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Upgrade ???

I was just wondering if an AFE stage II and a MBRP 4" straight pipe exhaust would work well together on my truck until I can get an Edge box or something? Will it give me good exhaust tone and maybe help out a little with mpg? Eventually I want to upgrade the tranny as well. Any advice?

LJ73 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 20
Points: 10,741
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Also, which is better w/ just an air intake, 4" or 5"?
LJ73 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 03:51 PM
Official TDG Doctor
hccumminssmoke's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Diesel Tech Talk.com
Posts: 5,281
Points: 60,608
Thanks: 357
Thanked 411 Times in 299 Posts
It doesnt matter...you can be bone stock w/ exhaust and intake and it wont matter...4" and 5" more or less depends on how high your egts are gonna be and how fast you need to get rid of them...does that help any?


Kickin' It At The Passing Lane
hccumminssmoke is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 04:37 PM
Senior Member
sstockton's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,514
Points: 69,084
Thanks: 3
Thanked 64 Times in 60 Posts
If you aren't running a lot of fuel, I've heard that 5inch will actually decrease power a little bit. I don't think that you will really be able to notice it that much though. I also think that the 5inch sounds way better, and I wish I had gone that route.

With that said, I have the AFE and a 4inch w/muffler and with the Drag comp, and Rv275's I can't break 1400, and its really easy to keep it under 1200.

As for the transmission. What are you looking to do with the truck? I would definitely recommend doing a full rebuild on the trans, and throw in a TC, VB and billet input at the very least. That way you have room to grow if you want it. But it really depends on what you are doing with the truck and what you are using it for.

2000 2500 reg. cab 4x4 auto 577hp
09 6.7L QC LB stick, 4x4.

sstockton is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 20
Points: 10,741
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the replies guys! I was looking at the 5" for the better sound but I probably won't have a box or programmer for a while. I really don't want to sacrifice any power though.
In the future, I want to do the tranny (w/ TC, VB, and input) mostly for adding longevity and durability. I would love to sled pull but I can't really afford to get into all that.
LJ73 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2007, 02:06 PM
2nd Gen Guru
Mopar1973Man's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New Meadows, Idaho
Posts: 2,641
Points: 54,787
Thanks: 9
Thanked 140 Times in 131 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Mopar1973Man
You might want to take a peer through my BOMBs and MODs... I'm not doing to bad for little work...:Thumbup:

http://mopar.mopar1973man.com/2002%2...2002%20CTD.htm (Or go to my signature)

Michael Nelson - 2002 Dodge Cummins & 1996 Dodge Ram 5.9L Gasser
116K Miles On My VP44 - 4 Years of 2 Cycle Oil Diet! - Mixed at 128:1 Ratio - 25.3 MPG maxed out!
Mopar1973Man is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome