Engine & Internal Chat about beefing up your Blazer's engine insides here.

First truck upgrades

  #1  
Old 02-24-2013, 12:19 AM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
MudandRubber is on a distinguished road
Talking First truck upgrades

Hey I got my blazer awhile back and I just put in a throttle body spacer and there was a huge improvement, now I'm hooked and was wondering what can I do to boost acceleration, hp, overall performance.

Was thinking of getting a ecu chip but don't know what brands are reputable? Maybe one with an adjustable performance, economy switch?

I'm open to all ideas! but not willing to spend too much since she has 330k, never seen a winter and in immaculate shape.
Thanks for your help !
 
  #2  
Old 02-24-2013, 10:08 AM
richphotos's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 4,861
richphotos is a jewel in the roughrichphotos is a jewel in the roughrichphotos is a jewel in the rough
Default

ecu chips... waste of money.
 
  #3  
Old 02-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: lee's summit MO
Posts: 371
trobbins is on a distinguished road
Default

port intake,heads,exhaust put an exhaust on
 
  #4  
Old 02-25-2013, 10:59 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
MudandRubber is on a distinguished road
Default

Are any ecu chips good? I heard cars are tuned a certain way to accommodate everyone, how could I tune my car the way I would like it to perform? It's all computerized right? So wouldn't a ecu chip help?
 
  #5  
Old 02-26-2013, 10:31 AM
chris015's Avatar
BF Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 3,748
chris015 has a spectacular aura aboutchris015 has a spectacular aura aboutchris015 has a spectacular aura about
Default

if you want something that seriously works,do intake and exhaust,then take it to a tune shop and spend the $500+ to have it tuned. you might gain a little using a 200.00 chip,but if you want best bang for the buck have it actually dynod and tuned correctly.
 
  #6  
Old 02-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: lee's summit MO
Posts: 371
trobbins is on a distinguished road
Default

then throw a SC on it
 
  #7  
Old 02-26-2013, 03:03 PM
Diaita's Avatar
Super Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Port Alberni, BC
Posts: 1,438
Diaita will become famous soon enough
Default

I'm glad the throttle spacer made an improvement for you. Most guys see little of no improvement after installing them.

There are a few programmers out there, all give you a generic tune that improves performance slightly. A ECM dyno tune has better results, but usually only after other performance upgrades(cam, full exhaust...)
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
ryansim2025
Performance & Brainstorming
3
03-12-2012 01:31 AM
ComputerNerdBD
2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
2
10-01-2011 09:02 PM
hubert hefner
General Chat
3
01-18-2010 08:03 PM
viper4559
Performance & Brainstorming
9
07-19-2007 05:01 PM
woodsballr
Full Size K5 (1969-1991) GMT415 (1992-1994) Tech
1
01-07-2007 10:21 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: First truck upgrades


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.