From the Driver SeatIntake: The faux-metallic logo treatment on the airbox for the Volant intake looks bold, as does the size of the box itself. Installing it was as easy as any other intake system. We presume the improved airflow that the system is supposed to foster will produce a notable gain in power.
Exhaust: While RBP's exhaust fits on the new low-emission diesel pickups, it itself is not emissions-friendly. RBP's system doesn't retain that section of the factory exhaust system that resembles a laser bazooka from a science fiction movie, and it's that part of the OE exhaust where the emissions mojo resides. Therefore, the new exhaust won't help you pass your biannual smog test, but it will sound cool and likely will give you more power. It is also designed to fool your vehicle's computer into thinking everything is A-OK with the emission's system so that it won't throw a check-engine light.
Suspension: There was nothing unusual about this install, other than the fact that the "Y" in the upper control arm on the driver side was a teeny bit wide. Nothing that a 20-ton press couldn't fix. We gave Bulletproof a heads up on this problem, since this was an early production kit, so they can fix it. The overall kit was fairly simple to install, as far as lift kits go. And the end result looked great.
Wheels and Tires: The Toyos look good in this application and those RBP wheels have a sturdy, chromed look that's a good fit for this lifted truck.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
|Time Spent Working |
(Intake, 30 minutes; exhaust, 30 minutes; suspension, 8 hours; wheel and tire mount, 30 minutes)
|9.5 hours |
|Mechanical Difficulty |
(Intake, easy; exhaust, easy if bolted not welded; suspension, intermediate; wheel and tire mounts, easy with pro equipment)
|Tools Used |
lift or jack and stands, Sawzall (for suspension work), welder (for exhaust and suspension), impact tools, and tire-mounting machinery
|Basic handtools |
|PARTS USED |
|Bulletproof Suspension 6-inch lift kit for the 2001-06 2WD/4WD Chevrolet 2500, |
PN BP25004, ($1,900 for lift, plus $800 for Fox Racing Shox)
|RBP 4-inch turbo-back exhaust for the 2007 6.6L Duramax for longbed and shortbed trucks, PN 66404, ||$699 |
|RBP 20x10-inch wheels, PN T902, ||($399 each) $1,596, |
|Toyo Open Country M/T 35x12.50R20LT tires, PN 360240, ||($450 each) $1,800 |
|Volant Intake System for 6.6L Duramax, PN 15066, ||$628.50 |
|Total Cost: ||$7,423.50 (Not including labor) |