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    Quote Originally Posted by low86blazer View Post
    shit in one hand wish in the other and see which one gets filled first.

    i still say a 200 shot of nawzzz
    thats not gunna do me any good for everyday driving.. not looking to race, just want a little more power

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    the thing about a custom tune is you have to tell the tuner what you want out of the tune and have him work on it until your happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazin4low View Post
    the thing about a custom tune is you have to tell the tuner what you want out of the tune and have him work on it until your happy
    yeah.. its gunna be awhile before i get it, tryin to buy a house right now.. ill do some more research on them and see what i want

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    Or just throw the intake, exhaust and chip on and see if you like it?? If its not enough power, keep upgrading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstblz View Post
    20-25hp maybe

    With those mods 20 if your lucky, speed is money how fast you want to go?
    I'm a black ninja motherfucker!



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    Quote Originally Posted by slammins15 View Post
    With those mods 20 if your lucky, speed is money how fast you want to go?
    agreed!
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    dont worry i like them black too. :omg:
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    I'll offer what advice I learned from my '02. As far as bolt-ons go, you're not going to get any HP gains that are gonna show in your 1/4 mile times. Some things (throttle body butterfly, CAI, EGR delete for example) will make the truck feel more responsive when you step on the gas. I had a Hypertech PP3 on mine that really firmed up the shift points of the trans to the point where it would chirp 2nd gear at WOT.

    I also had full exhaust on my truck, and removed both cats. I eventually sent my PCM to PCMforLess.com and had it programmed for 93 octane, and to remove the "check engine" light from removing the cats. I even ran dual exhaust for a while, but on a lowered 2-door blazer, that's just bad news. My .02 cents on exhausts on a stock 4.3 is that it's going to make it more fun to drive, but not any faster.

    When it was all said and done, with all the bolt-on mods I had done to my truck (MSD ignition, CAI, exhaust, tune) my truck's best 1/4 mile time was 16.1.

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    maybe i should just throw a sb in it.. could i still get decent gas milage with a small block?

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    if you can keep the foot off the gas, yes. lol my problem is diving through mountains, turns, straights, etc. It sounds so good under throttle haha. I made 6 hrs hitting both Pittsburgh and DC traffic all on one tank with very little to spare. 80 mph didn't help either.
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    Originally posted by SpikesBlazin
    dont worry i like them black too. :omg:
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    i got 23.5mpg with a janky tune in my 89 with a big cammed 5.7 vortec

    i threw a bank 1 and 2 rich code the whole time i was on the highway

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    ls1+t56+01=love low86blazer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by boaman1369 View Post
    maybe i should just throw a sb in it.. could i still get decent gas milage with a small block?
    screw first gen and lt1 small blocks and get an lsx im getting 21mpg in my sierra driving like a dick because the exhaust lol.
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    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by low86blazer View Post
    screw first gen and lt1 small blocks and get an lsx im getting 21mpg in my sierra driving like a dick because the exhaust lol.
    im still doing better. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6SpeedBlazer View Post
    i got 23.5mpg with a janky tune in my 89 with a big cammed 5.7 vortec

    i threw a bank 1 and 2 rich code the whole time i was on the highway
    what kind of power are u makin and whats the engine out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boaman1369 View Post
    what kind of power are u makin and whats the engine out of?
    roughly 300hp/375tq at the wheels

    engine is out of a 1998 c3500hd fleet truck

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    ls1+t56+01=love low86blazer's Avatar
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    cough only because of the extra extra overdrive gear cough.
    Quote Originally Posted by bayhustle81 View Post
    can i add the vortec to this 4.3 if it didnt come with one?
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