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M.A.M. 01-10-2016 03:08 PM

Matt's 2015 engine rebuild/upgrade
So I guess I'll be starting a build thread to document when and what happens to my truck and engine as things progress. Wasn't planning on starting building now already, had wanted to wait till I take my truck off the road, but I holed a piston last week, so... The truck currently has 170K miles, I run 80-90K a year. My plan is to upgrade the internals, and to get the engine running cooler while towing. I don't want to sacrifice reliability, so I won't be doing everything I had originally planned to do. I'll have to wait till I retire the truck to do an all-out engine build... Feel free to chime in with advice/suggestions...

Here is what I currently have done to the truck:

-S&B intake
-5" downpipe back no-muffler exhaust
-Kory's tunes
-Airdog II 4G
-CTS2 moniter

Plans are to add:
-Fingers oval bowl pistons
-Thought about doing Carrillo rods, but since I won't be building a high horspower application, I thought I'd wait to do that till the truck retires, and I do a full build. I can use the money on something else. Think that'll be alright?
-CP3 over CP4 : Maybe, thoughts? Wait for this till later?
-ARP head studs
-SDP S475 over stock turbo : Will I have to use the SDP intake and coolant tank with their twin kit?
-Will be putting together an oil cooler system, not sure where I'll mount it yet, would like to mount it in the front, but there's not much place there, so might have to mount it underneath somewhere with fan...
-Maybe upgraded intercooler??

So what are your thoughts? I'm still in the planning stage, and need to make some calls tomorrow morning to make sure I'm on the right track. I'll be doing the build myself. I hope to start teardown on Tuesday or Wednesday...

As she sits right now...

DaJokr 01-10-2016 03:13 PM

Subd. I love build threads :)

1TRIKHD 01-10-2016 03:28 PM

Hopefully this link works check out this.

1TRIKHD 01-10-2016 03:31 PM

That is a 2015 twin kit Scott did. I believe I seen this one in person when he was putting it together. Visit his site or give him a call to see what options you have as far as coolant tank, hotside pipe, up pipes and manifolds, and the obvious color choice.

chevydude2015 01-10-2016 03:35 PM


M.A.M. 01-10-2016 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by 1TRIKHD (Post 9404330)
Hopefully this link works check out this.

I've seen that numerous times. Had to towel all the drool off my desk tho, lol.. He's on my list of folks to call tomorrow...

1TRIKHD 01-10-2016 04:08 PM

Yeah his products will do that to ya.

MADD*MAX 01-10-2016 05:45 PM

Rather than a cp3 over the cp4 I would start with a 10mm CP3 in the valley. Should be enough fuel for 700hp and the cp3 in the valley is much more reliable.

M.A.M. 01-10-2016 06:24 PM

I do know CP3s are more reliable, but will a modded CP3 be reliable enough for heavy hauling?

ppeters17 01-10-2016 06:41 PM

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