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Old 05-17-2006, 07:06 PM   #29
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Thanks for the info. Brazels is just an north of me 80 miles. I guess I'll find out what is cost affective for me to do myself.

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Old 06-02-2006, 07:03 PM   #30
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I'm scheduled to have my ECM and plugs and plug wires done in Redding in a couple of weeks. I might have the CAI done too.....haven't decided about that yet. Anyway, I'm curious about the exhaust upgrade, seems most here haven't had it done for one reason or another. Are the gains minimal or ?? I'm primarily looking for gas milege over power.

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Old 06-04-2006, 08:24 AM   #31
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We didn't do the exhaust upgrade for two reasons, first we had read that the exhaust upgrade made the exhaust much louder, and we didnt' want that, and secondly I talked to Mike at Brazel's on the phone and he said the stock exhaust already did a pretty good job as far as being free flowing and letting the engine breath while being relatively quiet, and that I may not be all that happy with the "noisier" performance system. In other words,I would see a gain but may not have been happy with the sound. So we stayed with the stock exhaust system. I am very pleased with the results, the power difference is quite noticeable and I am pleasantly surprised at the gain in mileage I have experienced. One thing to think about is that you can probably get the same gains in mileage just by staying at 55mph, checking tire inflation regularly, not taking excess items along that you won't use anyway, driving carefully with no jack rabbit starts and stops, keeping the engine well maintained and in tune, etc, etc. You get the picture I'm sure. I knew all this before I did the upgrade, I did it anyway because doing those things wasn't going to add power (except for losing the extra weight of un-needed items) and I knew I wouldn't have the patience to run on the highway at 55mph all the time. The upgrade actually moves the sweet spot for mileage gains up a little bit to the 58 to 62 mph range and I have gained mileage even when running 65mph which is where I live on the highway! Keep asking questions and read everything you can find on the forums about this subject and you will be able to make a dicision that you will be happy with either way, if you do the upgrade or not. For us we decided to do it and are very happy we did, but I'm sure there are many others who are very happy to stay stock! Personal preference is key in the decision of RV upgrades, including performance.
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:08 AM   #32
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Just got the UltraPower upgrades with CAI, ECM, Plug Wires and Mufflers from Redlands Truck Service in Redlands, CA <http://www.redlandstruckservice.com/home_1.html>, Whole job was performed in one day and total cost was $2,500.

I haven't gone on a trip yet, but on my return home to Big Bear Lake, I noticed substantial power gain, reduced shifting and greater noise than stock arrangement. I will determine mileage gain on our next trip to Palm Springs in a few weeks.
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:11 PM   #33
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But ya know Laandy, in the long run it was worth it. And I bet yer coach sounds real good too, imagine when you pass them other coachs how jeleous there gonna be of how good you sound. Oh, make sure ya dust um on that really long and steep grade.
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:48 AM   #34
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where does one get the ultrapower upgrade in the central Florida area?
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:25 PM   #35
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mikey68:
where does one get the ultrapower upgrade in the central Florida area? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I would also like to know the answer to this question .

With the price of gasoline sky rocketing this may turn out to be a good investment.


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Old 05-23-2007, 04:42 PM   #36
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Mikey68 welcome to irv2.
If you are handy you could ship ECM to Brazels and have it back installed in a couple of days. You can go on any of Brazels, Mike, and send him a PM. he will have the answer for you as to someone close to Florida area or he may just see this post and answer you.
It maybe a good idea if we post his locations of UP PROGRAMERS.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:46 AM   #37
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We have a dealer in the southwest,call me at 877-786-1576 and I can give you his info.

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