TDG Mafia # 81
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
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You can get a 4in cat back exhaust that will help the engine breathe better, then do a airbox mod on Kennedy Diesel's site under the tech tips button.
As for a programmer, like stated earlier, Edge, Bully Dog and even Superchips have a decent programmer. However, stay away from Banks.
Reason being, 1) All products made by Banks is atleast 40% marked up and costs way too much. 2) Gale Banks is a pompus @$$ that thinks he is the lords gift to the diesel community, and he is way wrong! 3) You can find comparable items from some of the vendors on this site that are of the same or better quality, and cost less!
The cat back exhaust wont hurt your emissions test as the muffler is just a sound reducer, so you will free up some air flow and make the truck sound a bit more aggresive. When you take it in for a smog test just turn the programmer/tuner to stock or remove the program. One warning, if you install a programmer/tuner, I would install guages so you can watch your engine. Any tune has the potential to over boost or take the EGT's too high, these guages will help save the life of the engine. Just something to think about.
You should beable to get everything you need for your truck for under $1500 from Vendors on this site. Finding someone to install and the shipping are another matter. But I am sure there are some members in your area that would help out if you asked and maybe bought them a case of beer.
Good luck with your new toy,
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