Re: Thinking about more power in my truck.
I see the same type of post over and over and over.
My 2.8 is gutless, I want more power.
And the next sentence is... I have a limited budget!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF.
How do you expect to gain power when you are broke??
Oh, and spending money on a new coil, dizzy cap, wires and plugs isn't going to do shite - unless your current stuff has problems. I have seen these trucks go 50K + miles without touching any tune up stuff.
BTW - The only reason timing changes is because the stock timing chain is a POS and stretches.
You will have to spend a minimum of 500 to 800 pesos to see any significant power improvement with a 2.8.
And of course, there's the small issue of mechanical talent, a place to do the mods and the right tools.
This is going to spur me to write a thread on various stages of power adders to make a 2.8 perform better...
Ok, I'm done.
1)'82 S10, 383, 700R4, Shorty
2) '85 S10, 3.4, 700R4 4x4 stretch cab (Redneck) 3) '90 S10 2.5, 5 speed shorty
4) '91 S10, Built 3.4, 5 speed shorty (Voodoo)
5) '92 S10, 2.5, 5 speed shorty, (Barbie)
6) '83 S10, 327, TH 350, shorty (13.00 best)
7) '92 S10, 2.5 5 speed, Shorty
8) 1979 LUV, Buick 3.8 V6, TH 350 Shorty.