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Old 12-27-2003, 01:23 AM
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more HP please

My friend owns a 94 silverado 4x4. It has 32 inch wheels and is not very quick off the line. He was wondering of a good way to get more HP and torque cheaply? The most bang for the buck! I was thinking a chip would be the best solution. By the way it is a stock 350 engine with 65,000 miles.

Would he notice an improvement with a shift Kit?

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K&N airfilter, tune it up with top quality parts, use spiral core spark plug wires, not the cheapy solid core part store wires. open the exhaust up with a flowmaster muffler or the like. a chip will only help performance at wide open throttle. switch the front and rear diff lube to royal purple gear lube. if the truck has TBI you can get a TBI spacer. a shift kit won`t help any. the mods I listed won`t break the bank and not only will the truck pick up some power, but will get better mileage as well, disconnect the battery before the mods are done and reconnect when finished, this will let the computer "see" the airflow improvements and adjust to them.
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get some lower gears (higher numerically) and that will help it jump off the line better!
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4.10s or 4.56 gears will help. motor wise, a set of vortec heads, GM performance TBI intake, and a chip.
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Buy parts that compliment each other. Its already a lot to ask a 350 to move a truck with big tires. Gears will make the biggest difference, and with a tire swap you have to go higher with the gears just to make up the difference of what you lost with the tires alone! A cam swap and some decent heads with a set of headers will be the best compliment to a set of gears. In terms of building horsepower in the classic definition, its not going to help you that much. You want to build as much low end torque as you can. If you're really serious about the truck you could drop a big-block motor in it or a blower, but that sounds like more than you want to do.

Double's suggestions are good, look for a chip on Ebay for the truck too if you go that road.

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I put a flowmaster replica in place of the cat on mine and I noticed an improvement,runs cooler to.I also kept the stock muffler on it .It sounds a little deeper but not loud.That was cheap.
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The cheapest way to regain performance on the truck is to find some one that wants to kill the performance of his 4X4 with adding monster wheels and tires, trade back to the OEM whells and tires and watch the performance go up. Side benefits is much improved fuel economy, , quieter and smoother ride, much better tread wear, and shocks and steering components last much longer. And by the way, the truck will handle much better. The down size is the loss of cool by not filling up the wheel wells!!

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thanks for the replies

i was possibly thinking about maybe going all out and getting a 6 pack chip by jet performance, an accu-speed calibrator by jet performance to help counteract the oversize tires and to adjust shift points, then go with some headers into a high flow cat. then run that straight to a single chamber flowmaster muffler, then get a tbi spacer like doublevision suggested, then go with some Bosch platinum 4+ and msd 8.5mm wires, and roller rockers, along with lighter performance pulley's, and finally a shift kit for firmer shifts. I know its a lot but id like to get a lot more hp and torque and a harder shift. What do u guys think? Thanks.

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