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Old 01-24-2021, 01:52 PM   #1
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Upgrades for Chevrolet el Express 6.0 gas

I recently bought a Chevrolet quigley with 6.0 gas engine. Iíve been searching and havenít really found anything if anyone has had theirs tuned or added any modifications? Exhaust? Thank you

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Old 01-30-2021, 01:11 PM   #2
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There has to be someone that has done some upgrades to there van. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-30-2021, 06:51 PM   #3
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This is generic but the tuner sounds good

How to Get More Power From Your L96
For many people, upgrading an L96 starts with adding a cold air intake and aftermarket exhaust. This will definitely free up a few horsepower and the V8 burble will make your ride the center of attention at a stop light.

Trucks often come with mechanical fans that sap horsepower. An electric fan kit will free up that power.

These mods can be done in your garage, but the tune wonít be optimized.

We recommend that you talk to your local chassis dyno tuner and decide on a computer programmer.

Whether youíre towing on low-octane or springing for good fuel, a tuner can dial the ECM and take it to the next level. Raising the factory redline is a big part of this because it allows your vehicle to be in the meat of the powerband longer.

Torque limiting can be completely shut off, shift points can be raised, and it makes it easier to tune for a bigger cam and injectors later on. Before beginning the tuning process, we recommend installing a colder thermostat to open up the L96 tuning window.

Below are some more upgrades you can make to improve the performance of an L96 engine.
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Old 01-30-2021, 07:38 PM   #4
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The couple I've had were pretty dang strong. Not sure I would bother with more than a tune personally. My problem with modding camper van exhausts, which is usually the first thing done, is that you get more fumes, noise and the dreaded highway drone a lot of the time. I want something I might idle on occasion for climate control or battery charging to be as quiet as possible.

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