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Aftermarket parts?

Discussion in 'GM' started by jneal, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. jneal

    jneal I'm NEW... What now?

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    Looking into getting some aftermarket parts for my 2008 GMC Sierra 5.3L 4 wheel-drive truck. Thinking about getting an edge evolution programmer, volant power core air intake and a throttle body spacer. Has anyone with my same truck tried these products, if so did they help? Also, if anyone else has some advice on these products (do's and dont's) please let me know before i screw something up. Just looking to get some more power and maybe even a little better MPG, even though I'll probably have a heavy foot at first.

    Thanks,
    jneal
     
  2. davbell22602

    davbell22602 Stihl Chainsaw Man

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    Welcome to TMC
     
  3. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    Welcome aboard!

    Check out Black Bear for a tune! They have a huge and loyal following for a good reason. You can PM Member jennabear here if you have questions plus here is a link ti their site: http://www.blackbearperformance.com/

    You'll notice a drop in MPG at first with a tune just because it will be so much more fun to drive! Overall though, I think most folks see no drop long term. Some even report a bit of an increase (which is cool).
     
  4. Draenor

    Draenor KILL ALL HUMANS!!!!

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    Do: Volant, Blackbear tune(sponsor)
    Dont:Edge, TB Spacer.


    :welcome:
     
  5. 66nova

    66nova Doctor Bob - Fastest Doctor Around

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    Don'ts

    Edge Programmer
    Throttle body spacer

    Do's

    Custom tune from Black Bear Performance
    Volant or any other CAI
    Exhaust that you like the sound of
    Post pics of your truck, because we are picture whores:thumbs:
    Create a welcome thread

    That about covers it
     
  6. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    A spacer would have no effect on your truck. Waste of money there.
     
  7. 700 sportsman

    700 sportsman "That motor runs gooder than hell !"

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    I agree with Robert
     
  8. daddy

    daddy I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Airaid MIT + Drop-in filter = CAI at 1/3 the price! Lots of us run this setup.

    As for the Edge, no. Black Bear or nothing! Night and day difference there!
     
  9. RebelThunder

    RebelThunder Speak English or GTFO

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    Yes, a lot of guys swear by Blackbear here and if I got a custom tune, that's who I would have do it. But right now I have the Diablo Predator right now. Best handheld programmer out there IMO. Allows to you change lots of parameters that others don't allow you to such as disable the AFM. The only downfall to handhelds is they don't let you remove torque management which makes the biggest difference in tunes. Diablo claims they are working on it, but they've said that for years now.
     
  10. CJ Hungus

    CJ Hungus Moderator

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    Soo what ever happened with the OP?
     

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