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Here’s to hoping this becomes Stickied

I felt it was necessary to compile a list of the TOP 10 performance mods. Ranging from free, to cheap, and the invaluable. I have included links to the applicable How-To threads and discussions on these topics. Feel free to correct me or add your input to this thread and i will add it to the OP.Literally speaking the entire contents of this thread will total approx $400. I would posit that if one were to complete these mods below the expected gains could concieveably net an additional 20+ hp and at the very least 2 mpg. I cannot guarantee this but it is concievable to net that and more.

~~~Free~~~
With a few tools and a few hours you can achieve dyno proven results of 10hp and 1+ mpg for free!!!

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...st-manifold-catalytic-converter-deletion.html

Please note 2.9l and 3.7l will require a non-fouler to omit CEL ($5)

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...fouler-eliminate-check-engine-light-pics.html

~~~$15-$80~~~
Simply put this will aide in the longevity of your transmission. Firmer shifts allow for less slip and that oh so cool race car feel. AUTOMATIC transmissions only.


http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...l-corvette-servos-billet-overdrive-servo.html

~~~$25~~~
In order to apply the new found power to the road this spring will aid in nearly eliminating wheel hop.

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-chassis-suspension/823-how-wheel-hop-gone-25-a.html

A great mod for any truck lifted or lowered.

~~~Under $30~~~
Cheap and clever mod that improves idle vibration and improves combustion with a faster hotter spark. Throttle response improvement. Approximate gain of 1 MPG

http://www.355nation.net/forum/supe...ring-delete-upgrade-prices-ordering-info.html

~~~Under $30~~~
Here’s two different HOW-TO’s on the resonator deletes. Read through these as well as my comments below.

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...ce/1819-how-modify-your-stock-air-intake.html

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...e/301-how-eliminate-intake-resonator-box.html

I don’t feel either of these are entirely accurate. All of these parts can be found at your local Home Depot, Lowes, or most hardware stores for under $30. My .02 is to purchase a 3 in sched 40 3in PVC sweep for the electrical section. Approx $15. Head on over to the plumbing section and purchase a 3in “NO-HUB” rubber coupler. Approx $5. Please note the I4 models may require an additional elbow as the TB sits farther back in the engine bay. Also the I4 TB is smaller and will not accommodate a 3 in tube, You will have to source a boot to fit this. Additionally all motors will need a ½ in fip threaded fitting with a ½ in barbed end. Unless you are doing the crank case breather mod found below. Also read my comments below that. 2004-2006 models will require a ¼ in FIP to 3/16 barbed fitting for the PCV valve. Newer years do not have this. For both the crankcase breather and the PCV fittings you will need hoses to match.

~~~$35~~~
If youre tired of cleaning your throttlebody every time you do your oil look no further. If you don’t want to read the whole "crankcase breather" thread I don’t blame you (pg 13 has a quick parts list). I will highlight briefly our findings. Some trucks experienced issues with certain routes of the hoses. I find that by simply installing a filter in line, one on the intake side and one on the exhaust side you should be able to alleviate all CEL and oil light issues. Several members elected to use a catch-can style set-up later in the thread and those are working great. I would recommend this route over the filters simply due to the simplicity and ease of use. Cost is about the same as the two filters and necessary fittings

http://www.355nation.net/forum/engine-drivetrain/39970-thoughts-crankcase-breather-filters.html

~~~Under $45~~~
Most types of iridium plugs will work great but Denso’s have been considered one of the best plugs to use.

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...w-change-spark-plugs-clean-throttle-body.html

While you’re at it you might as well improve the coil-boots as well. See link posted above.

~~~$50-150~~~
Any muffler shop will sell you a cat back system for several hundred dollars, but i'm here to tell you its really not all that much more gains (if any) than an off the shelf muffler welded in place for $30 plus the mufflers price. There are far too many mufflers out there, and exponentially more trucks with different setups causeing the same muffler to sound marginally different. Go to youtube and search "chevy colorado exhaust" filter by brand or by motor. if you find one you like message that person and see what they have done to the truck and what muffler they have. Most weld in mufflers found at any auto parts stores including those online can be had for well under $100. Find a buddy that can weld it in there and save the $30.

~~~$115~~~
Supermodulation has truly outdone himself with the advent of the ported throttle-body. Some have tried to replicate these and failed miserably. Spend the money and have it done right.

Supermodulation Ported Throttle Body Exchange Service. - NEC355 Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon Forum

http://www.355nation.net/forum/engine-drivetrain/24313-ported-throttle-bodies-supermod.html



Please follow this link to find http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...ssential-general-maintenance-compilation.html
I hope this thread was of some assistance to new and old members alike. Again any corrections, changes or additions please feel free to let me know.
 

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thats great stuff!
 

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Kevin, great thread for all 355 noobs!

Sticky time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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specifically this was brought about by all the 123 dont work, waaaa my trucks slow, etc threads on cfans lol

Gimme a few days and i'll compile one on lifting and lowering so we can have a centeralized thread for that info too
 

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The nonfouler mod isnt free because of parts needed, and you forgot the ebrake cable relocate mod. It adds performance. Allows your frame to be more smashintoable...

Or are you not heading into that direction...
 

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The nonfouler mod isnt free because of parts needed, and you forgot the ebrake cable relocate mod. It adds performance. Allows your frame to be more smashintoable...

Or are you not heading into that direction...
you are correct in both accounts. however the non fouler is not required on the 2.8 and 3.5 motors, hence that mod is free. This is why i added the ($5) to the non-fouler part.

the ebrake cable mod should be in my other thread for the general maintenance
 

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The nonfouler mod isnt free because of parts needed, and you forgot the ebrake cable relocate mod. It adds performance. Allows your frame to be more smashintoable...

Or are you not heading into that direction...
i think i am too late for that one....Smashintoable :lmaop: mine is a goner....

good thread



 

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~~~Under $30~~~
Here’s two different HOW-TO’s on the resonator deletes. Read through these as well as my comments below.

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...ce/1819-how-modify-your-stock-air-intake.html

http://www.355nation.net/forum/how-...e/301-how-eliminate-intake-resonator-box.html

I don’t feel either of these are entirely accurate. All of these parts can be found at your local Home Depot, Lowes, or most hardware stores for under $30. My .02 is to purchase a 3 in sched 40 3in PVC sweep for the electrical section. Approx $15. Head on over to the plumbing section and purchase a 3in “NO-HUB” rubber coupler. Approx $5. Please note the I4 models may require an additional elbow as the TB sits farther back in the engine bay. Also the I4 TB is smaller and will not accommodate a 3 in tube, You will have to source a boot to fit this. Additionally all motors will need a ½ in fip threaded fitting with a ½ in barbed end. Unless you are doing the crank case breather mod found below. Also read my comments below that. 2004-2006 models will require a ¼ in FIP to 3/16 barbed fitting for the PCV valve. Newer years do not have this. For both the crankcase breather and the PCV fittings you will need hoses to match.
Great post overall, and I used your ingredients to do the intake tube. $30.05 worth of supplies at Lowes. I'm glad I didn't spend all that money for a kit. :thumbup:

I need to touch up the paint. Had to rush it in because it looked like it was going to rain (but never did).
 

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