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factory ram air or open element intake???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by George_Pimpdaddy, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    hey was wondering what some input would be on some of my future changes to my 89 blazer. first ill start out with what it has
    350 rebuilt .030 / 700R4 with shift kit / NP241 / 10 bolt axles with auburn posi in rear / sway bar removed / K&N air filter / daily driver that sees canadian winters and 20% off road
    some things i want to do:
    1. ditch the factory air intake duct and run an open element?
    2. edelbrock tbi intake not to sure what model to go with
    3. throttle body spacer?
    4. pro comp 6" lift with springs in rear
    5. ranchero 9000 shocks with the adjuster in the cab
    6. build up a 14 bolt ff and a dana 60 over time to swap in
    7. and when i lift it should i keep my dual front shocks or go singles
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    thanks for the help:D


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    thanks for any info
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Open elements suck, they will be drawing in hot underhood air and will lose you power. In mud and water they're also more suceptible to getting a soaking and drawing water into the motor.

    Rene
     
  3. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    thats what i thought about the open element too but was unsure thanks

    and i just ordered a tbi spacer this morning should be ready for pick up by 1 :cool1:
     
  4. DPI

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    Make sure when you install the spacer that you reset your kick down cable. I know when I installed one on mine, it extended the cable slightly and messed with the shift points.




     
  5. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    yea im noticing that now but otherwise its great rpm response improvement

    but how do you adjust the kick down cable???
     

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