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Old 08-01-2012, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tips/Advice for Custom 2008 SS Modding

Hello everyone,

I am looking to do some custom work on my 2008 SS. What sites are your most commonly used to purchase? I am looking at magnaflow exhaust, diablo chip, headers, and some cosmetic enhancements too. I have found all of these parts on multiple sites, just wondering for one if there is a favorite site so to speak. Two, what type of recommendations do you guys recommend. I am looking to increase performance in general, money is not the top priority, more looking for tips/best practices/success stories. 5.3 V8, with 53 K, 2008.

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Old 08-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Skip the chip, they don't work.....You need a PCM tune. Best way to start, exhaust, PCM tune, and fender intake.

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Heres my list so far.

2008 Impala SS build

FBSS airbag- $2,634
Turbo-kits.com kit- $5,395
DR STB- $85
DT Headers- $960 (group buy?)
Black Depo Headlights- Bought.
MPD Inc Hood- $900
LED Taillights- $200
Black Emblem Inserts- $20
Train Horns- $
Transmission- $3000
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Total= +/- $13,424

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Very impressive set-up. W hat is hp testing out at? What type of tranny upgrade (type.manufact.etc.?

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I'm guessing/hoping that's gonna put me right at about 450.

There's a cuple of guys that have done tranny upgrades, I haven't looked into it to much yet, but I'm gonna look around and see what everyones running and go from there.

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That is around what I was going to guess.I am looking for similar results around the 400-450 range. Previous comment about diablo tuner not working to opt for PCM tune instead. Is this advice pertaining to all chips for the SS, I would imagine that a chip would boost performance, question would be how much. I have read testimonies on sites claiming the diablo in particular works. Just wondering if anyone is currently using one or similar...

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I can't think of anyone I know using one.

Hop onto GMLS4.com, they have a lot more info about our cars than most people.

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