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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-30-2009, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Low buck recession mods

My truck is virtually stock. I don't have the need to change much, but I'm also intrigued with guys who come up with low buck mods that make our trucks better.

Anyone come up with anything that makes our trucks better at little to no cost they can share?
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What about doing the air box mod?
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PPE airbox mod, free, and takes about 30-45mins
http://www.pacificp.com/pdf/2006-200...%20LLY-LBZ.pdf

diablosport predator is about $350 and it makes pretty good power, around 120 i think?

Transgo Jr helps the tranny shift better and is only $137....

so for under $500 you got a pretty quick little hot rod

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Great ideas, keep 'em coming.

How about some non-engine/drivetrain mods?
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Anything that can be done with headlights? Mine aren't bad, but maybe could be better.

is there a simple bulb upgrade that can still use stock wiring harness?
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i bought some superwhite's they seemed to make a difference, but there is a mod where you can have both brights and dims on at the same time.. not sure on the particulars, has something to do with jumping wires from the fuses of the brights to the dims... maybe someone else knows?

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Anything that can be done with headlights? Mine aren't bad, but maybe could be better.

is there a simple bulb upgrade that can still use stock wiring harness?
Painless performance makes a simple kit to have your high and low beems on at the same time. Its very easy to install and works great. The one for my 03' was $44 and the one for my 97' was $25. Both where WELL worth it.

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Painless performance makes a simple kit to have your high and low beems on at the same time. Its very easy to install and works great. The one for my 03' was $44 and the one for my 97' was $25. Both where WELL worth it.
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Just to be safe-will it melt wires or harnesses?
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Just to be safe-will it melt wires or harnesses?
I've had the kit on my 97' for 3 years with no problems. The 03' has been on for a little over 2 years, also with no problems.

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Now that sounds like a better idea than putting wires inside your fusebox

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