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Hey guys I did a little searching and found some answers to some of my questions, but I got left hanging on some of the questions because they are more specific to what I want to do with my truck.

I own a 97 2500 that I want to put stacks in. Now the ones I am looking at are those universal sets where you chop off the stock exhaust blah blah. I want to find the few 4" or 5" pieces of exhaust so that I will truly have a better free flowing exhaust, rather than taking it from 3" and punching it out to 6". So where could I find the first few pieces of exhaust from the turbo back to about the end of the cab? I don't want cat or muffler.

Secondly, I have a stock automatic transmission in this guy. Which set of injectors down the road in the future should I get for safe increases in power, without burning up my tranny?

Lastly, What else could I do to the motor without putting too much of a dent in my wallet? Cheap mods, do it yourself, anything.

I already know about the fuel plate and star wheel. This week I will do those. I also plan on going with the BHAF air intake only because my brother had it on his 12v and it sounded great.

Anyway thanks in advance for any help you guys throw at me!
Chris
 

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1 - the vendors could probably hook you up with a down pipe and 4" straight pipe should be availible at any exhaust shop or vendor. Or you could get an hx40 downpipe and use the adapter from PDR incase you ever want to upgrade the turbo.

2 - I wouldn't go any bigger than 215's or 50hp injectors. Really the death of the automatic trans is inevitable even in stock form so ANY power adders will shorten the its life

3 - Lots: AFC mods, 2095 plug, GSK, and timing come to mind
 

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THanks for your fast reply Dual K20s....

If you don't mind me asking though, what are you talking about in 3? I know timing should be at what 18*? What are AFC, 2095 plug, and GSK?

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I wouldn't go above 16* on a stock head gasket

GSK- governor spring kit- allows you to fuel into higher rpm, comes in 3,000 4,000 4,500 5,000rpm sets (60lb valve springs are needed to prevent floating the valves above 3500rpm)- Click Here

AFC- on top of the pump, houses the starwheel, limits fuel potential until boost is built. Common mods allow the arm to travel farther and allow more fuel. A quick search should net helpful results

2095 plug- Allows additional rack travel with a modified AFC - Click Here
 

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If you don't want to do the downpipe right away, cut it off behind the cat, infront of the muffler. It's 3" turbo to cat, 4" to muffler' 3" to tailpipe.
The cat really isn't real restrictive, but you can gut it if you wish. (for off highway use only:w:)
My state requires a cat if original equipment, if registered under 8001 lbs. Thats what I did, until I could do it right.
 
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