Hey (ClagarySS), that's some GREAT info. you have it looks like the (Granetelli MAF) WORKS. I was looking into getting one, and it looks like I will. Also WHEN did you put the E-FAN on and did it help? My HPPIII does not call for the 160 thermo only on the V8's. yours must be different or did HYPERTECH change over the years due to testing. You may try a RUN with a 180?calgaryss said:
(02REDXBLAZE) I have a 180 thermo I know about the 160's I got the info. from HYPERTECH. I was seeing if (calgaryss) had tried the 18002REDXBLAZE said:For 30 bucks you can accomplish the same thing as the K&N FIPK. Proven numbers. Some people like name brands, I like saving money.:thumbup: As far as the 160 therm photo. On our trucks you will regret running it. Call hypertek yourself and they will tell you the same thing. As far as first mod.......EXHAUST. Oh and for about 12 dollars in dremel tools you can accomplish the same thing as the Gran. MAF by modding your own. For 300 bucks I can think of other things for the truck that will give me 7 - 12 horsepower. JMO Hope this helps..
DUDE, get te exhaust FIRST it will open up the motor and help it GO FAST. My GENIII K&N was $339 PLUS SHIPPING. remember you need to get AIR in and get it out fast to make POWER. Some guys made there owne intake's and it's cheap AND IT WORKS. :headbang:dippedBLAZER said:how much does the K&N FIPK cost? and what does it do??
After that, I will get an exhaust because I need some more money for it.
Asper (HYPERTECH) on some of the older 4.3's and really on the 99 to 02 the 160 makes the motor run too cool and the performance drops off (stock is 195 for mine). Also in Cali. the YOU will not pass SMOG bue to the un-burnt gas caused by the 160 thremo. Also the MPG will drop alot. the 160 is made for V8's and older 4.3's. I'v heard that adding a high out put ignition system/coil will help with the 160 thermo. Some 4.3's need to be HOT to perform and 20 or 35 degrees is to much of a drop in temp. The 180 seems to be the right one but I would try it to really see if it works for you.s10rz350 said:So whats wrong with using a 160* thermo?