We spend a lot of money on our vehicles – and a lot of time driving them – so it only makes sense that we would seek ways to get the most “bang for our buck”, as some would say, in terms of performance.
This is especially true when it comes to you truck owners. Not only does your ride have to get you from point A to point B, but often times you are adding to the workload by towing toys, hauling loads, letting loose off-road, etc. You rely on your trucks to get you through your days – both for work and play – and you need to ensure that it can keep up.
There are a number of ways to improve the performance of your truck – it just depends on the type of truck you have, how you use it, what particular type of performance upgrade you are interested in, and most importantly, your budget.
Keep reading to learn more about some of the most popular performance upgrades and tricks that truck owners swear by – and how they can benefit your truck.
EGR & DFP Delete Kits
EGR & DFP Delete Kits are one of the most major performance upgrades you should consider for diesel engines.
An EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) delete kit help the performance of your truck by bypassing the EGR engine system, which can cause soot buildups in your engine. This will help your truck run cooler, increase its overall performance, and even increase the engine’s lifespan.
A DFP (diesel particulate filter) delete will, like the first option, enable your truck to bypass the factory-installed filter. The factory installed DFP captures exhaust to reduce emissions but ultimately clogged, which further reduces the power of your truck. By bypassing this filter altogether, you will notice increases in your trucks horsepower and torque.
Performance Intake Systems and Exhausts
Most people like their vehicles quiet and their rides smooth – this is why factory settings aim to restrict the intake and exhaust.
While this keeps the vehicle running quieter, it also reduces the overall efficiency of your vehicles motor, which – surprise, surprise – hinders its overall performance.
By upgrading to a performance intake system or performance exhaust (or both) you will not only revamp the overall performance of the truck but will also notice better fuel mileage as well.
Keeping Up With General Maintenance
Yes, you heard right. Letting your vehicles general maintenance fall behind can have a real strain on its overall performance.
Details such as keeping optimal tire pressure, regularly changing transmission and differential fluid, using synthetic oil (and remembering to adjust viscosities for the seasons), and even just running premium fuel are some small ways to improve your truck’s performance without actually upgrading anything.
Have you tried any of the above? Can you recommend any other convenient, affordable, or just plain impressive ways to improve the performance of your truck?