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1997 Chevy C/K Pickup 1500 Performance Truck Parts
Upgrade Your Truck with Performance Parts
While modifications like lift kits, aftermarket wheels, and oversized tires can significantly improve your truck’s aesthetics, they can also negatively impact performance! The added weight and rotational mass immediately affect factors like acceleration, fuel efficiency, and stopping distance, making driving your vehicle far less enjoyable. Luckily, RealTruck carries a wide inventory of performance components to counteract these negative qualities, significantly improving driveability!
Unsure of where to start? Read on or contact the experts at RealTruck.
Gifts for the Performance Junkie
If the auto enthusiasts in your life have a need for speed, consider RealTruck’s selection of performance products! We offer everything necessary to boost a vehicle's performance, ranging from simple drop-in upgrades like high-flow air filters to high-end mods like performance stainless-steel cat-back exhaust systems!
For the sake of this guide, we’ll keep these modifications within the $300 price point.
If you’re looking for a product with a simple installation yet dyno-proven performance results, you can’t beat a tuner or programmer! These products modify particular parameters in an engine’s computer, like ignition timing and fuel pressure, boosting efficiency and, thus, power! Requiring nothing but a simple plug into a vehicle’s OBD2 port, tuners and programmers offer one of the quickest and most hassle-free installations.
While it’s tough to find a high-end intake system for under $300, we offer several budget-minded air filter options that improve filtration, airflow, and service life!
Products like the K&N OE Direct Fit Stock Replacement Air Filter and aFe OE Direct Fit Stock Replacement Air Filter feature heavy-duty urethane housings and high-flow filter media, just like the filters included in cold air intake systems; however, they drop directly into the factory airbox for a quick and easy installation!
Most high-end air filters are also washable and reusable, allowing you to clean and re-oil (if applicable) the filter at each service interval rather than disposing of it!
Types of Performance Parts
At RealTruck, we carry a wide variety of performance parts for your ride, ranging from cold air intakes and exhausts to heavy-duty brake pads. Check out some of our most popular categories below!
Engine Performance Parts
Engine performance parts extract dyno-proven horsepower and torque gains from your truck’s powertrain. With more power, your truck will exhibit sporty driving characteristics, tow better, and even get better fuel mileage! As long as you can keep your foot out of the throttle, that is! Common products in this category include:
The most popular bolt-on performance mod, utilizing high-flow air filters, oversized air boxes, and smooth, extra-wide thermoplastic intake tubes for maximum airflow into the engine. As we all know, more airflow = more power!
Just as essential as cold, clean airflow into an engine is exhaust flow out! Performance-centric exhaust systems utilize large-diameter mandrel-bent tubing and high-flow mufflers to funnel exhaust gasses out of your vehicle’s engine more efficiently, allowing more airflow into the engine, and thus, more power!
Performance Programmers & Monitors
Programmers and monitors are another popular category of performance products. These digital products require minimal labor for installation; plug the product into your truck’s OBD2 port, follow the prompts on the display, and you’re ready to go!
Performance programmers differ from monitors in that one modifies specific parameters of your vehicle’s drivetrain–like fuel injector pulse, fuel rail pressure, and ignition timing–to boost performance while the other only allows you to monitor these parameters. Programmers produce dyno-proven horsepower and torque gains and improve fuel efficiency, especially among diesel engines.
As a bonus, programmers and monitors are easy to uninstall and restore to factory settings when it’s time to sell.
Brake Performance Parts
When you think of performance, you’re likely picturing modifications that improve acceleration and fuel efficiency, but what about braking? Your pickup’s brakes are one of the most vital systems; however, these components are often overlooked in discussions of performance.
Break the cycle and boost your ride’s braking power with premium brake rotors, lines, and pads from RealTruck! Upgrading your ride’s brakes directly impacts stopping power, stopping distance, heat dissipation, and overall brake performance. In an emergency situation or sudden maneuver, adequately-performing brakes can be the difference between avoiding or getting into an accident.