PSI's Build Log & Picture Thread
Another busy winter has come to an end, and I'm finally ready to start building my truck up. The goal for the first stage of the truck is to get all of the supporting mods completed, followed by some EFILive tuning to waken it up. I have no intentions for a high-HP monster...yet.
I will be updating this thread with tons of pictures, and details of the build's progress. I'm mainly doing this for my own personal documentation, but also to gain insight from the more experienced. Don't hesitate to add your comments, I always like to hear what people have to say about my work.
The main modifications I'll be doing over the next couple months (not in any particular order):
-Southbend Dual-Disk 3600-GK
-FASS 150 w/ modified fuel canister
-EGT, FP, Rail, Boost Autometer Factory-Match Gauges
-2nd Gen. Manifold
-Borg Warner 63/68/14
-Custom Airbox w/ Amsoil Nanofiber
I'll be performing some minor cosmetic modifications as well, those will be added as they happen.
I looked high and low for a truck like this for a good part of a year. I wanted an '06 or '07 with the 5.9, reasonable KMs, no aftermarket, 4x4, G56 and a clean body. I finally found one in the next province over, and flew out and bought it after giving it a basic mechanical inspection. As soon as I got back into town with the truck, it was detailed and tinted. I picked up an MBRP straight-pipe kit from a friend, and threw that on just to tie me over.
The straight pipe got old pretty quick, so after some research, I picked up a 30" FTE Resonator. It made a world of difference. It's still loud, but there is absolutely no drone, and it is super quiet in the cab during normal/highway driving. I also threw an HID kit in, but those will soon be swapped out for a projector retrofit.
More to come!