Whether you’re starting with a truck you’ve had for a couple years or you just went out and got the latest model to date, you’re looking to upgrade. It may not be huge upgrades but if you needed somewhere to go that offered it all, where can you go? AutoAnything is the answer. AutoAnything is America’s Auto and Truck Accessories SuperStore.
We want to show you how easy it is to build the truck of your dreams by using AutoAnything by going through a build list to build a truck. So, we have covered quite a bit of Dodge stuff as well as Ford’s so we’re going to build up a Chevrolet truck. Let’s say a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and the 6.6-Liter Duramax diesel engine.
For starters, let’s make this truck get better mileage. How about the K&N Filters 57 Series FIPK Cold Air Intake? Through AutoAnything, this K&N intake will rid of the restrictive factory unit and free up chained down horsepower and torque. In fact, on their helpful product page, it shows the dyno sheet of this actual unit being tested and they have it listed as an average of 22.09-horsepower gain.
Let’s be honest, these factory intake systems are pretty restrictive. I mean, if you can barely get to the filter, how does air get there? Yes, they are designed to intake air as is and they do get the job done but are you getting the most out of the truck? No. Do yourself a favor, better yet, do your truck a favor and upgrade the intake system.
We’ve got our engine intaking a ton more air and making all this extra steam. Now, let’s exhaust it better. Again, found right here on AutoAnything, we can fix our Duramax-powered Silverado right up with a nice MBRP Exhaust System. The MBRP exhaust system is a single outlet, cat-back exhaust that is constructed for reliability and performance.
The exhaust is a rugged, T409 stainless steel construction that offers a great aftermarket sound and comes with a lifetime warranty from MBRP. This wildly popular XP Series exhaust is competitively priced making this the best bang for the buck.
When you’re modifying anything, especially a diesel truck, tuning is almost everything. Air intake and exhausts are an obvious must have but you really need some sort of tuning to bring it all home. With an aftermarket, custom tuner, you can optimize the performance of your diesel truck and get the absolute most power out of it in its current state.
For a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, we’re going with an Edge Juice With Attitude and CTS2 Monitor from our friends over at Edge Products. The CTS2 monitor is basically a mobile brain for your truck. By hooking this to your OBD-II port, you can read virtually all of the analytics of your trucks operating systems. Exhaust temperatures, fuel mileage, maintenance intervals, performance tests, turbo timers, and more.
You’re reading the transmission temp, the exhaust gas temperatures, and the boost pressure and want to turn the power up. Good news! The Edge Juice With Attitude comes ready to boost the performance of the truck right up. This tuner/monitor combo adds 200-lb/ft of torque and up to 100-horsepower. By now, this truck is starting to turn into an animal unlike before.
The Banks Power engineers carefully examined the factory intercooler system on these trucks and formulated a solution with premium results. For starters, the factory one has plastic end tanks. The Techni-Cooler intercooler has two durable, all-aluminum end tanks that won’t bust or crack under high boost situations.
Not only are the end tanks much stronger, they are also streamline designed for optimal airflow and air density. With a thicker core than stock, the Techni-Cooler offers a 25-percent increase in airflow. This will improve cooling for higher continuous power and lower exhaust gas temperatures. This whole package is available at a competitive price that will inevitably increase fuel mileage and engine efficiency.
Ultimately, we are trying to build a truck from front to back and top to bottom. We can’t stop now. So, we’re going to upgrade the suspension on the Silverado and bringing this truck up a few inches. How? How about ICON’s Stage 2 suspension system available right here on AutoAnything. This kit can and will lift this Silverado up to 2-inches with a little bit of wrenching time.