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Mark G Senior Member
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3.55 gears puts more stress on the 545rfe trans. Where's your trans Mark?
Would rather just add the 50-60lbs weight to the back of the truck and lower rear tire pressure to make it more controllable on the street. Just enough weight to have better traction to make it faster, not slower. Taking all things in consideration, it's a balancing act. That's how I did the 03. Will do the same with the 05.

PS. Happy to be making forward progress again with the 05. Makes me sick to think all this time it was the BBK 90mm throttle body that was causing the street driving tuning problems. There wasn't any codes or test to the tb that would tell me it was the problem. It looked like it was operating the way it should. Dave (B&G Performance) said, he has seen many problems with the BBK throttle bodies and recommended to go back to the oem tb. Thanks Dave. (y)(y)(y)
The tune still needs adjustment but, no where near as bad as it was. Actually surprised it's running as good as it is with all of the changes I've done to it.
Keith's base 392 boosted tune runs strong now at wot. Even with just 6psi boost. Know I stretched/stressed everyone's patients out on this. Especially Keith and Becca. Truly sorry for that.
I was desperate on trying to find the problem that it seemed nobody had an answer too. Changing parts left and right to try and find the cause of the problem. It drove me crazy...
Clint had better be on top of his game with this transmission then.. my 3.55's work perfect on the street.He is working on a stall converter not sure how much longer I will have to wait..... And believe me the ass end still gets loose on the street!
 

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Mark G Senior Member
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I hope Clint is setting up at least a 2800rpm stall converter. My Edge torque converter is working real good with the ATS trans and Copilot.
Good question... I told him I was looking for 3000 stall.
 

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Stu
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Took the 05 for another drive. She's running good. Now just have to get the oil pan turbo drain done and a few other small mods. Wrap the down pipe, install the new wiring relays, w/m injection, stuff like that. Not planning on changing anything. It's running the way I want it to. Then get the tune adjusted. Then it's testing & tuning time at the track. SWEET! :)
 

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Well, have some fouling spark plugs again. Left bank 1 & 3 cylinder spark plugs look bad. Number 7 cylinder spark plugs starting to foul. The spark plugs where fouling strangely in each cylinder... Right bank spark plugs look great. After inspecting, checking and testing everything again...

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This is what I found. The new MSD coil packs have contact corrosion inside them. WTF... Never expected this problem. Cleaning them out the best I can. Hope it works for now. Will be ordering new oem 6.1 coil packs soon.

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Stu
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Sooo... Still having this problem with 1 & 3 cylinders even after installing new 6.1 coil packs and spark plugs. :( It's always the front spark plug fouling, causing a slight miss fire. You can feel the slight miss fire at idle and the lower rpm's. It even show's up on the afr gauge. Don't feel the miss fire at wot with 6psi boost. Can't seem to figure this problem out.
Could use some help and suggestions. Thanks.

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Mark G Senior Member
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Wonder if it could be an electrical issue where you're losing voltage while you're driving?
 

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ITS THE DAMN TUNE! it has bit been set for what you have done to the truck. All this plug reading stuff your doing is misleading a ton of people. I never looked at my
Plugs not once ever. Set the truck up set the fuel
Pressure have it tuned and drive the thing!
 

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Stu
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ITS THE DAMN TUNE!
The tune is actually running good. Yes, it will need adjustment. The tune can't be adjusted until this problem is fixed. You can feel, hear and see the miss after the forward spark plug in 1 & 3 cylinders starts fouling out. The rear spark plug in 1 &3 cylinders is firing fine and has no problem. At wot and full boost, the truck halls a$$. No sign of a miss at high rpm. only at the lower rpm.
 
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