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small hp gains

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by killerbugsbunny, Nov 28, 2002.

  1. killerbugsbunny

    killerbugsbunny Registered Member

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    Need some ideas on some small hp gains. Done all the little stuff,k&n fiters, removed fan, larger exhaust(3), lower gears.
    Think I need to put some real money in the rig now.I was thinking of a new chip, maybe rocker rollers,or maybe a rv cam.
    Need some feed back on best upgrade for your money. Need to keep it reasonsable for now. I just bought new bfgoodrich Mtr's 37-12.5x15. Finding I need a little more hp to keep the rubber turning.
    I have a 90' k5, 5.7 liter, 4 speed.TBI feeding it.4.11 gears.
    thanks for the feedback. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Ryan2286

    Ryan2286 Registered Member

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    Well what I would do is buy an edelbrock intake to fit new vortec heads. also I suppose a cam from edelbrock or an RV cam would also help out. Also maybe a set of headers if you don't have them already doing the vortec heads and manifold would cost around 1000 and probably give you an extra 30 to 50 horses.
     
  3. mattyblazer

    mattyblazer 1/2 ton status

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    I didnt see much gain with the "jet stage 2 " chip in my 87' tbi 350.

    -Matt
     
  4. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    If you have a really big shoe horn this will work...LOL [​IMG] /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Spend your money on a cam and lifters...

    Intake maniford also...

    You'll notice that...

    A comp-Cams 262 off-road 4x4 cam.. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. Thunder

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    Check out the stuff here:turbocity.com

    Doing a few mods to your TBI will give a nice boost in power. Most of the mods on that page work real well on low end torque and all around performance. I have been real satisfied with their stuff.
    Try a new distributor module(Or new distributor) from these guys:DUI Performance Distributors
    It will help on the low torque as well as top end.
    These are fairly cheap mods that I have found to produce a lot of power for the $$$$ invested.
     
  7. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    bfgoodrich Mtr's 37-12.5x15.

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  8. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    They just came out and they're spendy... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Don't waste money on some generic chip. Save it for when you do cam or head mods and have a "custom" chip burned.

    Headers, heads, cam, and intake can all make a big difference.

    Roller rockers are nice. IMO though, spend the money on something that produces more gains, (heads, headers, etc) then spend money on roller rockers.
     

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