Originally Posted by WVXC450R
Well guys I was considering lifting my truck with new gears and 35's but I'm only working with a budget of about 3 grand and thats going to be past it. So what im thinking about doing is going the performance route. I'm one of those guys that is always on the run and busy and never home so I'll be selling my 450r to fund the project. I'm never home to ride it and I want something I can enjoy all the time. with that being said I have a few questions..
Heres what I am thinking:
OBX Longtubes without cats
Possibly under drive pullies.. (not sure about there affect on the charging system with my hids and subs...)
Also maybe an intake, probably just the Gotts mod to be cheap.
I have 265 tires right now and am thinking about maybe going to 305's with a leveling kit. maybe 285's. I dont want to go to big and lose all the power im trying to gain.
What do you guys think? the rest of the budget will probably go towards a trifold tonneau, cowl hood, and some minor body work and window tint. I should be under budget so I'm open to ideas for performance.
Truck is a 2005 supercab FX4 with 107k on it.
Anybody know how much power I'm going to be looking at with that combination? Also what is the true difference power wise between shorty and long tube headers?
theres alot you can do with 3k. that was my initial budget when i first got mine (have spent much more than that to get to where she is now) but write everything out with prices and do what you can. If you aren't going to 35s then you don't need to regear. at 107k I would tackle the issues with the 5.4 motor; spark plugs, COPs, fuel filter, etc... good luck and you will get alot of great advice from people hear- I did.