This is kind of a pointless post of me trying to fit in [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
You guys know what the A-hole package is right? The package that all the cocky lil bastards.....errr.....I mean "cool kids".......do to their Hondas and such and think they are hot [bleep].....err.....I mean they really have bad assed rides yo. The "mods" that turn their car into a "race" car [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
Well I now have the complete A-hole package on my truck. The story below of the "build up" that actually only took about 3 hours all together and the exhaust took a good 2 hours 45 min.
First I put a UNI foam air filter in the stock Swiss-cheesed box. Mostly because The factory filter is 30$ a whack and the UNI was 50$ and is cleanable. Plus I believe it filters better. Actually no......I shoulda picked up about 37.2 HP
4" SS exhaust from the turbo downpipe back into a 5" muffler with a 5" tail pipe. Mostly for the sound but also to drop my EGT. Actually I figured that if a Honda needs a 3/4" monster exhaust all the way back to a 5" tip then 4" with a 5" tail should be sufficient.
With these 2 "mods" I noticed no seat of the pants improvement other than the turbo seemed to spool a bit quicker. No top end gain. I (I think trucks dyno with 20 or so more HP from stock with these 2 "mods") By know most of the cool kids would be in the 12's easy, low 12's with enough stickers [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] I didn't notice much improvement? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Maybe because I have a diesel and I don't have a cool sound system the mods didn't give me much of an increase?
I needed more power, underdrive pulleys? none for a duramax [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] propane? no, all the cool kids would laugh at me. They don't make body kits or wings for a 2500HD or cool rims in an 8 lug so that was out. What to do? A chip!
A call to http://www.kennedydiesel.com
and I had the juice on its way. I picked up my truck from the stealer because I had the famous Allison problem of the "shift range inhibited". A new upgraded switch and I was on my way. I had to stop in the parking lot next to the dealer to install my chip that came in the mail while my truck was in the shop. Its actually a box that connects between the factory brain box and the motor.
I wonder if I will now be cool enough to hang with em??? Well I don't think so since I still don't have the "right" attitude. Granted my 1 ton plow truck gets up and moves way faster that it should it still aint a bad assed machine. It aint a race car, its a 7000# pig but I'm sure I will surprise some stangs and such stop light to stop light since there aint much that can touch something making a shade under 800 foot pounds launching in 4x4 on the street. I just wont try to get in any races on the highway [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Pick your battles. Don't think I will even bother with any ricers.....unless they happen to be complete tools and have their windows down.....I might accidentally stomp on the go pedal from no boost and let the 5" soot aiming device do its thing [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
On a more serious note: I put on the lowest hp setting(30hp and 90# foot of torque) and drove around nice for about an hour, while I wait ed for the Allison to get used to the extra power. Stepped on the go pedal and [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] I really cant believe that this is the lowest setting. Almost afraid to try the 250# of torque setting
I have a feeling that this thing is going to get me in trouble, I am going to the "strip club"( [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img] ) tonight
Yes I have the A-hole package and it rules. I think some "G's" in a caddy tried to race me [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Its kinda fun when the turbo spools up and you break traction, I think the 5" exhaust kinda scared em too.
So Pat, when you getting juiced? You know you want to [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Al the cool kids are doing it [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] j/k [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]