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Aftermarket upgrades

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by JML, Oct 1, 2000.

  1. JML

    JML PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 70

    i just bought a new 2000 chevy 3500 a few months back, i want some more MPG and horsepower, what aftermarket accessories/upgrades do you get the most bang for your buck? I was thinking about a K & N air intake, powertech chip and flowmaster? are they all worth it? thanks

    joe
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    what engine do you have? That will a big factor in what upgrades work best.
    Dino
     
  3. JML

    JML PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 70

    5.7 l 350 vortec. truck also has 4.10 rears..
     
  4. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    They all sound like good upgrades, however I dont know if a chip is available. I think on the newer trucks, they just reflash the computer.
    The flowmaster and K&N will help with power, I dont know about economy.
    Dino
     
  5. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    As for programming-get the hypertech powerprogrammer.It is the best way to increase performance.With it you can compensate for changes in tire size,change shift points and firmness,increase RPm,and speed limiter settings,and maximize programming with 160-180-and 195 T-stats.I do not like the Jet tunimg module-it is merly a set of resisters that fool the stock programming by altering the signal to the stock programming,so shift points,PRM limiters,and tuning cannot be maximized-it isnt even cheap either,so avoid it and go straight to the Hypertech.