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I grabbed a spare tb i had laying in the bed of a truck for over a year, and cleaned the leaves, mud and carbon out, and it ran half-assed decent. I'm surprised that tb even worked at all, let alone got it to idle. I will probably get a new one ordered all the same. I appreciate all the help so far, and I'm far from done, its time to actually tune it.
 

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Have you tried flashing a stock calibration just to see how it runs? It very well could have had a canned tune installed.

When it comes to advancing the 6.1 cams, I have installed them anywhere from straight up to advanced 10°. I like them in the 4°-8° range in the trucks.
for me ,it's the steeper the gear the less I advance the 6.1, the bigger the intake valve the closer to straight up.
 

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4.56 gears are in my plans, it seemed to pull decent, i havent really ran it hard yet, i need to break it in first.
Curious , what is the truck you are working on ? 4x4,4x2 RC QC .
 

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Big truck.. I'd want low end over top end. Advance for low end. 6-8 degrees would be reasonable. 4:56 gear with tall tire, heavy truck. Can't go wrong IMO.. Set your performance goals so you know the parts you use will play well and support your overall goal for the truck...
 

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I have a AEM wideband and am not particularly impressed with it other than my other gauges match it... I have the sensor mounted in in the driverside collector. It responds quickly, maybe too quickly.
 

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I debated about even putting a gauge in. I have to decide that yet. I read on the hp forum that you can slow the reporting speed down to help with accuracy. Which aem gauge do you have? And where is it mounted. I don't want the whole tuner vibe on my truck if I can avoid it. A clean mount wont bother me at all.
 

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The 04 SLT truck has the older Innovate LC1, the 05 GTx has MTX-L plus, my other 05 GTx uses AEM , my niece does most of my tuning she likes the AEM better..I think it reads quicker
 

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Big truck.. I'd want low end over top end. Advance for low end. 6-8 degrees would be reasonable. 4:56 gear with tall tire, heavy truck. Can't go wrong IMO.. Set your performance goals so you know the parts you use will play well and support your overall goal for the truck...
I'd aim for 8 degrees with 4.10s and 6 for 4.56s, depending on tire size taller the tire the less effective the gear ratio is.
 

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It sounds like my 6 degrees is going to be good for the end result, ill leave it alone for now. Im going to put 285/70/17 tires on, about 33 inches or a little less. I pull a trailer occasionally, so I need to keep it civil. I just got rid of my 3/4 ton, so until I replace it, this is the jack of all trades.
 

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I'm a believer of gauges, otherwise you are simply guessing. The w/band can be wired to your HP tuning datalogger making tuning easier...
 

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I believe in gauges also, don't get me wrong, my international has 13 from the factory plus 5 more i added. I plan on getting a transmission temp gauge also. The learning curve on this is steep, that is for damn sure lol. Until I get the wideband, im pissing in the wind on a tune but it's fun to play with while I wait on loads lol.
 

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So what are the top and bottom gauges, and who makes the pillar mount? i can see what the top one is, just haven't seen one for sale anywhere. That's handy info to have. Ive been looking through my logs and see some crazy activity for o2 and fueling, but im not touching that until i get the gauges so i can actually see what its doing.
 

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Top is a Aeroforce Interceptor (old model) it is capable of reading the oem sensors. The second is AEM AFR gauge and the bottom is AEM fuel pressure. There are two more in the center of the dash. Boost and trans temp. The boost guage also lights up brightly when the w/m activates doing double duty.
 

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Top is a Aeroforce Interceptor (old model) it is capable of reading the oem sensors. The second is AEM AFR gauge and the bottom is AEM fuel pressure. There are two more in the center of the dash. Boost and trans temp. The boost guage also lights up brightly when the w/m activates doing double duty.
Greg did you make that Insert for the Radio ? or is that pre made ?
 

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Greg did you make that Insert for the Radio ? or is that pre made ?
Ric, the panel is a home made piece... I'll take that as a compliment since you asked...lol
 
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