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Hello from a noob,

I want a definitive list of mods I should do to my daily driver. The order of importance goes in this order.

Power (while not sacrificing MPG)
Handling
Rugged terrain performance

I currently have a K&N direct replacement filter and a Tornado air insert (the Tornado is yet untested for MPG as I just installed it this afternoon).

Keep in mind that I have 138,000 miles on it and it runs like a dream. I put on about 100 miles a day.

That brings up my second question. What kind of tires would you all recommend for daily driving?

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power? Toss out the K&N and Tornado (LMAO). Get a supercharger, fuel mods, performance muffler and headers. Then, go ahead and get new heads and cams.

For handling, get a good set of coilovers for the front, new shocks for the rear.

Off road, crank up the coilovers 2", gat 1.5" shackles for the rear, put on 32x11.50 Wrangler MT/Rs or BFG TA/KOs. Also get a locker for the rear diff.
 

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1st mod- Remove Tornado Air
 

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What is wrong with the Tornado...I just put it in and wondering? I do not want to dump in money on a supercharger ever, so we can forget that.

What brand of coil-overs? Shocks? Headers?
 

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Wicket the Rabbit said:
(1) I want a definitive list of mods I should do.
(2) I currently have a K&N direct replacement filter and a Tornado air insert.
(3) "Rugged terrain performance"
(4) What kind of tires would you all recommend for daily driving?
(1) Don't we all. There is no definitive list. It's largely a matter of personal preference. What may be good for one person, may not be all that great for you.

(2) Ditch the Tornado, ditch the K&N

(3) A mild lift (2"-3"; coilovers tend to ride best, but are the more expensive option), a set of 32's, and a rear locker (if you don't have one already) will allow you to improve the off-road capabilities of your truck, while keeping it close enough to stock that you're not throwing on-road ride and mileage out the window.

(4) I recommend Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's. Excellent tires that ride very quiet on the street, perform great in rain/wet conditions, and do very well off-road.


To learn more about the available lift options for your truck, read this.
 

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The Tornado is ineffective. Results with the K&N aren't that great either.

As for Coilovers, I am sure going with Sway-a-Ways (SAWs) are fine. There are also Fabtech, King, Donahoe, Camburg as well as a few others. Go with some Bilstein 5100's for shocks in the rear. Where you want your power gain, will determine what headers you want. I am not up to date on which ones are low end, high end, or nice over all gain.
 

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Wicket the Rabbit said:
What is wrong with the Tornado...I just put it in and wondering? I do not want to dump in money on a supercharger ever, so we can forget that. What brand of coil-overs? Shocks? Headers?
The Tornado does nothing, other than drain your wallet of however much it cost you.

As far as which coilovers... read this. But even more importantly, read thru as many posts as possible in the suspension folder. Plenty of info in there about coilovers and shocks.
 

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I think enough people have said it but the Tornado is crap,trust me your intake air is already turbulant. As for good mods, I will tell you the best ones that I have done:

1. Deck-plate mod! Easily the best bang-for-buck mod there is, $15 and a half hour for 5hp and .5-1.5 mpg on the highway.

2. Pinch weld mod, it costs nothing and adds almost an inch of tire clearance.

3. Rear locker, probably a 2 bannana job, but nothing better for $300 and a couple of hours of work.

Of course these are just my $.02, everybody is different with what they like to do to their truck.
 

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Thanks for the advice about the deck plate mod. I am a little concerned about forgetting to put on the "cap" in wet weather.

Just to let you all know, the Tornado gave me a 1.8 MPG increase (tested today). Since I drive 90 miles each day on the highway, it is worth the money to me. You may remain skeptics, but I am not.

What brand of coil-overs?
 
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