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Tore off all the unneccessary stuff!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlaKK54Speed, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. BlaKK54Speed

    BlaKK54Speed 1/2 ton status

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    heres some pics of the truck when i bought it and after i took all the crap off, egr, air, ac stuff. any vacuum lines that were not essential.

    runs way better. especially with the new clutch. i just bought headers the other day they are going in soon! new duals all the way back!

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    yipee. getting better every day. getting a welder soon, then comes new sheet metal! yay for no more rust!
     
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    Looks good. I did the exact same thing. really cleaned things up.
     
  3. WantedaDodge

    WantedaDodge 1/2 ton status

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    what year is your truck? I disconnected and plugged a bunch of stuff on my '84, but I still need to pull it all out and clean it up.
     
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    85. i havent plugged the exhaust manifold holes yet.... thats why i just got headers, couldnt find anything to plug them with! i got more work to do too.
     
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    Where did you get that K&N filter thingy from?? I want it!
     
  6. BlaKK54Speed

    BlaKK54Speed 1/2 ton status

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    you can pick them up a lot of places. search online. summit has them, jegs too im sure.

    i wanted it on my stang but it wont fit, so there it stays.
     
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    Do you have a 350? Ill check summit. Thanks! Any problems off roading? I hard K&N + Dirt dont mix very well
     
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    The independent test I saw done (I believe it was done by some diesel guys, and the link is on this site in a post somewhere) showed that the K&N let the most particulates through, and that an AC Delco filter was one of the best out there.

    A few other people have mentioned that with dusty/sandy environs, they ended up with particles on the filter base, after the air had passed through a K&N air filter.

    People can make up their own minds, I'm just citing independent tests and results.
     
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    Not to mention all that hot under hood air going in there,

    should have kept the factory cold air intake setup.
     
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    i've considered the Xtreme top (i think that's what they still call it), but i'd coat it in mud in about 2 seconds. however, it could be a good start for a homebrew cowl induction setup.

    i want to get rid of a bunch of my emissions garbage, too. i'm just not certain how much i can pull and still have the engine run right. i'm no carb expert, even though my first car (87 accord) had one.:o
     
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    i still have the original stuff, i just snagged this from my buddies truck cause he is sellin it.

    i havent taken it offroading yet. prolly wont use it in much mud either. not too many places to go around here.

    its mainly a good 4x4 for snow/camping/fun stuff.
    i may not even lift it.

    havent really decided yet. im just makin it into a nice truck
     
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    Just wondering if you tuned the carburetor after removing the EGR, since it will be running lean at part throttle now?
     
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    I dont really know about our NA engines but on my turbo diesel the K&N are a big no no. A lot of guys in my diesel club were finding sandy dust on their compressor wheels, this obviously is not good!
     
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    I would personally get rid of that K&N air system and go with a normal K&N open element (just the sides, not the top being opened) and run a pre - filter. that is what I have and i run thru pretty much nuttin but sand and dont have anything in the carb.
     
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    put the A/C compressor back. you can convert it to onboard air.
     
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    I believe there is a pre-filter available for that set-up.
     
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    I have an 88 :k5: and i wanted to do this to mine but I am scared I would mess up the TBI in some way or another anyone have a list of what I CAN and CAN'T remove?
     
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    I see that you disconnected the charcoal cannister line to the carb. At the very least, you should hook that sucker back up.
     
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    If it runs right, there is absolutely NO reason to tempt fate and remove anything.

    The engines are designed to run correctly with all systems in place, removing properly working emissions components only serves to show others that you care nothing about the planet, whatever your own beliefs. (I'm emphasizing that you will only serve to further wacko interests that involve anti-4x4 and motorsports) Which is how locations end up with visual emissions checks, and people end up with vehicles that don't run quite right.

    They don't rob enough power to be concerned with, and if you can't work around the stuff, how do you do anything else on your truck?

    Besides, TBI truck engines are one of the cleanest ones (in regards to underhood clutter of hoses and valves) ever installed by GM.
     
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    Sry I asked the wrong question. I want to remove the AC stuff only cas it takes up space sence I dont have a working AC But the problem is I have working Heat and I dont want to mess that up so the question is. What CAN I remove from the ac stuff without messing up my heat?
     

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