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Old 07-11-2006, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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03 1500HD 6.0 tow hookups and mods.

I just purchased a 2003 1500 HD crew cab 4x4(traded in my 94 Z71) and I had the tow package put on at the dealer. They only put on the 4 post plug, I need the big round plug for my 27' trailer w/brakes. How hard is it to put on the plug and the controller and what ones do you reccomend? Trailer probally weighs about 7-8,000#s if that makes a difference, also I have been looking at several air intake mods, money is a factor, and was wondering if anyone had tried the fins inline that swirl the air, do they work? any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 07-11-2006, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The 7-way plug is easy. Unless the dealer cut the 7-way wireing connector off, then it is still back there tucked up over/near the spare tire. Go to any trailer or truck accessory shop and purchace a 7-way socket, plug in type, that will match perfictly with your trucks connector. Also purchace the mounting bracket and strap or screw it to the hitch or accessable area.

Since they added the hitch, make sure the weight caps. are high enough to match your trailer (there should be a tag with specs. on the hitch itself).

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Old 07-11-2006, 09:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help, I'll check the capacities of the hitch. Would that be the plugs in a group that all of the taillight wiring comes out of? Is there any additional stuff to be done for the brake controller and power for the brakes on the trailer? I normally just take off and start working on stuff but there is alot of stuff on the truck and I want to do it right, so I thought I would ask here and get all the information before I start. It's appreciated.
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I had an 02' 6.0, really stong motor for it's size. I did the Magnaflow cat back, K&N FIPK, and a Hypertech and it helped quite a bit, I think for all the mods it was a little under a grand. One of the magazine's did a dyno on all the mods listed above and I think it made a little more then a 40hp difference.Not bad on a gas motor for under a grand.I wouldn't waste your money on anything else as far as bolt on's... unless it's a supercharger
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Forget the swirly thingy.
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