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Inexpensive mods for your Dodge Truck

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This thread has been created for people to give suggestions for how to improve the performance or cosmetic appearance of their Dodge Truck for under $50 and a bit of elbow grease.

This thread is dedicated for inexpensive tips - for those of you with "freebie" hints, use this thread instead:
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Well it isa cheap mod and it is prolly one of my favorites. Go and get yourself a 180 T Stat.
Make your self a grille. Go to home depot and buy some gutter guard and fab up a grille. Very cheap and nice looking mod. There are alot of how to do s on it just have to find them. About $8 to $12

Go and unplug your IAT sensor in the manifold and mount in in a cooler spot. Some ppl say it gives you 5hp it may not but still it may. So to me it is worth a shot. About $10

If you have bigger rims paint your calipers and drums. If you say that is to ricer then paint them black. About $7 for the spray paint or $15 to $20 for a kit. I know from expericence dont buy the caliper paint kit waste of money but just tell you.

Go and get a Brass cap Disitbutor and Rotor. Your stock one is very cheap and will or already has burnt out. Brass is a better conductor so you get a better spark. I have a duralat but Accel is very good to. This is all so a gas saver. This will help your fuel economy a little bit by burnt off more fuel so less is wasted. About $10 for the cap or $20 for the cap and rotor.

Go buy your self some Sea Foam. There are alot of write ups on this product. All it does basically is clean all the carbon out of your motor. Which if you have alot of carbon will yield better performance. You buy one bottle pour about half it the thottle body while your truck is running and then turn it off and let it sit for about 20 mins. Crank it back up a drive it till all the smoke is gone. Which is the carbon burning so dont be alarmed about the smoke.
About $5 to $8 a can.

I hope that gives someone something to do with there truck but for right now thats all. I ll get somemore later. :biggthump
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