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ok so aside from a turbo which i haver planned in the near future what is really left for my truck. Im still new to this stuff so i will turn to all of you for the help. Im mainly looking for performance only. Thanks in advance.
 

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Manifolds, up pipes, rods, pistons, injectors, the list can go on forever.....
 

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yeah i guess i should be more specific looking for a cheap build that will still be reliable as my daily driver but will kill on the track also. Not really looking to spend the money on rods and all quite yet.
 

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Turbo, tranny, and efi is about where your stuck if you wanna be safe. Look into twins, studs. Water/meth. Man there are tons of mods. I'm sure someone else with more experiance with heavy modding. Will chime in. What kinda hp you makin?
 

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No idea i have yet to run to a strip or gotten on a dyno. All i know is last time i ran it it had a 6.4 0-60 but im sure i messed up some how.
 

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No idea i have yet to run to a strip or gotten on a dyno. All i know is last time i ran it it had a 6.4 0-60 but im sure i messed up some how.
6.4??? with a built tranny and efi??? how hot of a tune are you running?
 

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Ill have to second water/meth. I heard it helps a little and only costs a few hundread bucks to do.

Why cant amything for the dmax be under $1000 to make it go faster?! :mad:
It would really help if it was under 1k though lol:rof

6.4??? with a built tranny and efi??? how hot of a tune are you running?
Umm i think its a 200 tune im not to sure anymore. By the way that was just done by stop watch, nothing special.
 

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You might look into injectors. You can get tips honed for pretty cheap through extrude hone. Get like some 40% overs or 60% overs. That will make your tuning safer, and more power at the same time. With the stock turbo it's not really a problem because the stock injectors will get you plenty of fuel already, but once you move to a bigger turbo it'll be a good idea.
 

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x2 on honed tips. Good call Jesse
 

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The list of mods to do is huge. However if you want to avoid building the moor you are kinda stuck. If it's simply the cost that scares you then don't buy the turbo, start saving money for a build. If you have a hard time saving money then buy individual parts as funds allow.

A good budget build for an LB7 would include the following.

Delip and coat your stock pistons
rods (DPR X Beams are my choice)
ARP2000 Head Studs
clevite rod and main bearings
C headgaskets
key the cam and crank
So-Cal Dampener
Dual or Beehive valvesprings
Arp Mainstuds
new water pump
SoCal injector clamps and studs
you will also need to get it balanced
and about $200 should be budgeted for Miscellaneous

This build will support a lot of power and will not hurt the wallett as much
 

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ok well any estimate on price maybe. I was also wondering if anybody could give me advice on a tq converter that would do well on the track and daily driving.
 

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Its only 400 bucks to get the tips honed Vinny. nozzles will help it live longer too. And he can get more out of the bigger turbo he's putting on. I'm getting mine done this summer just so I can cut the pulse back.
 

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The list of mods to do is huge. However if you want to avoid building the moor you are kinda stuck. If it's simply the cost that scares you then don't buy the turbo, start saving money for a build. If you have a hard time saving money then buy individual parts as funds allow.

A good budget build for an LB7 would include the following.

Delip and coat your stock pistons
rods (DPR X Beams are my choice)
ARP2000 Head Studs
clevite rod and main bearings
C headgaskets
key the cam and crank
So-Cal Dampener
Dual or Beehive valvesprings
Arp Mainstuds
new water pump
SoCal injector clamps and studs
you will also need to get it balanced
and about $200 should be budgeted for Miscellaneous

This build will support a lot of power and will not hurt the wallett as much
thanks this is plenty of help :drink
 

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For the build above it will be around $7,000 IIRC. This would be assembling it yourself. I had priced out a build exactly the same to the above a little while back.

1058 is a good daily driver stock turbo converter
 

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Its only 400 bucks to get the tips honed Vinny. nozzles will help it live longer too. And he can get more out of the bigger turbo he's putting on. I'm getting mine done this summer just so I can cut the pulse back.
You injectors are different and don't take 10 hours to replace.

Does your $400 include balancing?
 

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For the build above it will be around $7,000 IIRC. This would be assembling it yourself. I had priced out a build exactly the same to the above a little while back.

1058 is a good daily driver stock turbo converter
wow thats actually a lot cheaper then i had in mind
 

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I think that extrude hone has a pretty good quality control process, so they should come back pretty well balanced. A professor of mine in college actually invented one of their ultrasonic measuring systems that they use to determine the amount of material removed per extrusion cycle. it's supposed to be accurate to some ungodly number that makes an injector hole look like the grand canyon.
 
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