Order of Operations: What order did you do your mods?

Order of Operations: What order did you do your mods?

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    Order of Operations: What order did you do your mods?

    Ok "cool guys" with slick credit cards that did it all at once... good for you.

    In the words of Randy Moss, I'll be doing my mods with "STRAIGHT CASH HOMIE." Which means they will trickle in over the next couple years most likely.

    That being said, in what order did you do your mods? Do you wish you would have done a different order? I've modded several trucks and SUVs before and would typically start with suspension/wheels/tires, but this being my first forced induction engine, I may do things differently this time. Might go breathing/engine specific mods first this time to see what she'll do power wise and what mpg it's capable of before I put on the heavy rollers.

    Just wanting some opinions.

    Plans thus far, and not necessarily in this order, but thinking about this order:

    CAI
    DPs
    Exhaust
    Tune
    Suspension
    Wheels & Tires
    (many miscellaneous things that I haven't decided on yet)

    Ready? Go.

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    Well depends on your goals. CAI and exhaust are more appearance/sound mods. You won't get much in performance. DP will help as well but nothing will improve things like a tune.

    Me, I'm going to do everything at once but I'm buying it over time so I don't go in any specific order. If you are going to install as you receive them I would go tune, suspension, tires and wheels, and at the end cai dp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiderfan1890 View Post
    Well depends on your goals. CAI and exhaust are more appearance/sound mods. You won't get much in performance. DP will help as well but nothing will improve things like a tune.

    Me, I'm going to do everything at once but I'm buying it over time so I don't go in any specific order. If you are going to install as you receive them I would go tune, suspension, tires and wheels, and at the end cai dp.


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    It was my thinking that the CAI, DP, and cat back would be first and then have my tunes made to include those items, thus maximizing them. Tuning is the one area where I admittedly lack knowledge, as I have never tuned anything before. Researching as much as possible to learn.

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    Order of Operations: What order did you do your mods?

    People put mods on credit cards?

    Anyway, I picked up my exhaust, downpipe and intake yesterday. Hopefully be ordering my meth setup, tuner, tune and TB meth plate from LET next week. The next week I'll order my intercooler then I will install and tune it all at once. That way I get a better before/after feel. Then I'll move to a suspension lift, tires and stereo in November.


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    I'd do suspension, tune, wheels and tires, exhaust, DPs and then the intake stuff but skipping the CAI. Ford did a good job on the intake but the turbo hot and cold pipes could use some help and TB could be a bit bigger once the other pipes are flowing more.
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    As raider said, CAI and catback exhausts are mostly "show" parts and not "go" parts. You'll see minimal, if any, gains.

    All the tuning companies that I'm aware of will modify a custom tune for free once it's purchased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntTruck View Post
    It was my thinking that the CAI, DP, and cat back would be first and then have my tunes made to include those items, thus maximizing them. Tuning is the one area where I admittedly lack knowledge, as I have never tuned anything before. Researching as much as possible to learn.
    Heck man, I'd save my money and just buy a tune. The fastest tune only guy on here is outrunning guys with meth and all the mods
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntTruck View Post
    It was my thinking that the CAI, DP, and cat back would be first and then have my tunes made to include those items, thus maximizing them. Tuning is the one area where I admittedly lack knowledge, as I have never tuned anything before. Researching as much as possible to learn.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kc311 View Post
    As raider said, CAI and catback exhausts are mostly "show" parts and not "go" parts. You'll see minimal, if any, gains.

    All the tuning companies that I'm aware of will modify a custom tune for free once it's purchased.
    This right here. Most if not all tuners will revise your tune free of charge to reflect your new mods.


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    In garage: 170* tstat, AEM meth injection, FR CAC ( black anodized, red tial bov, throttle body spacer, meth bung), AMP powered steps, billet badges, aeroforce gauges w/vent pods.

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    I did the performance stuff first, the truck only has 1600 miles on it but my performance stuff is done. I'll do a leveling kit of some sort and bigger tires eventually.
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