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Where to start the upgrades?

I just wanted to say hi to all the powerstroke lovers, and i am brand new to the powerstroke world with having just bought a 2003 F-250 6.0 all stock and i had some questions. I want to upgrade the truck with a tuner (SCT), guages, exhaust, intake, ect., and i was just wondering where i should start... Tuner first? Exhaust first? I know what i want, just not the order. Thank you in advance for all your time, and all your posts.

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I would start with exhaust,gauges, tuner, in that order.
If you are looking for a performance gain out of the intake you might as well keep the stock one....I didnt notice any gain at all with mine.
However changing out the filters on an aftermarket intake is easier in my opinion.


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a big +1 to the above. Pretty much the best order.

Then do EGR delete and headstuds after that. Then a built trans if nothing breaks by then...

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Thank you very much for your help and your welcome. I was thinking that same way. Thoughts about exhaust however, 4" or 5", dual or single, and what brand, MBRP? Silverline? Magnaflow? I was leaning towards MBRP, but i would like to know what you think?

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Thank you very much for your help and your welcome. I was thinking that same way. Thoughts about exhaust however, 4" or 5", dual or single, and what brand, MBRP? Silverline? Magnaflow? I was leaning towards MBRP, but i would like to know what you think?
3.5" Down pipe unless you want to beat up your firewall, to 4" straight pipe and 5" tip. Single or duals isnt going to effect performance so its what you want to spend. I dont really think 5" sounds very goood at all. It sounds like it gurgles...

Brand really doesnt matter all the much, but my choice would be MBRP seems the most happy customers with them.


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I got the magnaflow 4 in dp turbo back and it fits really well! I didnt have to bend anything. I have a RCD up pipe for the egr delete, and it doesnt come close to hitting that either. It could Possibly rub a stock up pipe, but I dont think its that close.
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