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Just bought an 06' QC with 100k on it as my dd. The cai debate on here is awesome. I ...



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Old 03-06-2017, 05:35 PM
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Just bought 06 QC

Just bought an 06' QC with 100k on it as my dd.

The cai debate on here is awesome. I initially wanted volant with the snorkel/scoop to the hood but all the collective knowledge here has me leaning towards a k&n. I want the sound, but don't like the open box format. I want more growl than a drop in with the stock box, so we will see. Someday I may consider looks under the hood, but would a 10 with 100k miles on it be show worthy?

Sadly I wasn't very thorough when test driving it or negotiating. The price wasn't a steal and there are some issues. The front seat slides when braking, even slowly. It's got some radial pull, or alignment problems. I noticed that on the long drive from Kentucky, where I bought it, to Kansas, where I go to school. Then today, about three weeks after buying it, the air won't switch from my feet and I can't toggle a/c or temperature for that matter. Plus heated seating doesn't work. Think that is a fuse issue or something deeper?

Once I sell my 05 Daytona I'll get some Lt headers and high flow cats, hopefully billy boat. It already has Magnaflow and I kinda like the popping. Not a lot of people here do it seems. After some research I still have two general performance questions. There is a lot of talk about getting a custom tune from torrie. Is this a person or a company and is it any tuner like bully dog or superchips and they put a custom tune on it? I'm terrible with acronyms but does SCT mean super-chips-tuner?
The second general question is about a Fitch Catalyst. The only post on here I could find called them bs, but I've seen reviews in hemi forums, autoanything, diesel trucks etc. say they are effective. Thoughts for the 8.3l? The age and use of the engine/truck makes it seem like this could be a good purchase for longevity, let alone a little better fuel mileage.

I'd also like to see what people think about suspension (probably won't tow with this), combined with the right tires/wheels. The ram daytona seems smooth compared to this, which is saying something. Its got 24's on it and driving on pavement might as well be gravel. I'll look around the site to see what people say about that stuff.

Sorry for the long post! Here are couple pictures:
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Welcome from Maryland. The price you paid seems pretty spot on nice looking truck. In regards to fuel mileage its about 11. Not much you can do to improve it. You could do a manual trans swap, some of those guys can get 16+. Enjoy the new ride
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Thanks for the welcomes. I'm from a small town northeast of Wichita, at least most of the time growing up, but currently in Topeka. I'm not too worried about the mpg's, I knew what they typically got going into it . It's actually getting better than expected. There's a lot of good information on here about the bigger, more effextive mods like headers and exhaust, but there wasn't much on the fitch, and rightfully so I imagine. Figured I'd see what people's thoughts were on it. The manual trans swap would be awesome! Something to consider down the road, not for miles but for smiles.
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Sounds like you have some minor issues but keep a look out for major ones they will cost you like the transmission. If its your dd make sure you keep up on the maintenance. Welcome from wa
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Thanks for the welcomes. I'm from a small town northeast of Wichita, at least most of the time growing up, but currently in Topeka. I'm not too worried about the mpg's, I knew what they typically got going into it . It's actually getting better than expected. There's a lot of good information on here about the bigger, more effextive mods like headers and exhaust, but there wasn't much on the fitch, and rightfully so I imagine. Figured I'd see what people's thoughts were on it. The manual trans swap would be awesome! Something to consider down the road, not for miles but for smiles.

with a 100k on it I would be wary of major tunes...Don't dog it My 02 mate I have had 3 of these and have one with 180k. however if you do, some vendors here will hook you up with fixes..

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Thanks for the responses guys. I had my shop check the truck out and they came up with a few things. I attached a picture of what they say should be done and some prices. I don't know if you'll be able to see much. Nothing was pressing, but they said it'd be good to keep these issues in mind. Mainly it looks like the tie rods need replaced, but they have me replacing all of them, both inner and outer for both sides. Think its something I can do, assuming I act reasonably, or should a novice just have the shop do it? I've got no beef with their labor price, but figure doing it myself would save some money. Other than the transmission flush, seems like I could do most of the stuff. Thoughts?

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