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i just bought a 2003 f 250 6.0, all stock. i am looking for some inexpensive performance upgrades/mods (maybe even free, lol).

I am also considering runnin straight pipes on my truck by just deleting the cat and muffler but still using my stock pipe. Just lookin for more whistle and some sound. i know it will be loud but will it be loud in the cab as well. is there any particular size tip i should run. Any comments would be appreciated.
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hey bud i got an 04 6.0 an i'm about to do the same. if i get it done before ya, i'll let ya know. i have an edge module on mine and love it. its very easy to use, and big performance upgrade. helped fuel mileage to. not to cheap though.
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I'd say sct from IDP,zoodad mod,straight pipe her.plenty of power and still got the wallet full. IMO

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what is the zoodad mod? i have heard several guys talkin about it can some one explain it to me?
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there isnt really anything that will give you any noticable diff without spending some money.. here are my suggestions
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Straight pipe exhaust
and a custom tuned SCT X3

you dont need an intake the stock one will flow more than enough air

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The ZOODAD mod is basically cutting a whole threw your header panel behind the grille let direct air into your airbox/filter.Its easy and the best part is that its free!!!!

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i just bought a 2003 f 250 6.0, all stock. i am looking for some inexpensive performance upgrades/mods (maybe even free, lol).

I am also considering runnin straight pipes on my truck by just deleting the cat and muffler but still using my stock pipe. Just lookin for more whistle and some sound. i know it will be loud but will it be loud in the cab as well. is there any particular size tip i should run. Any comments would be appreciated.
Incase you didnt know, the 03`s have a 10vane turbo so if you straight pipe it then its going to whistle like crazy. some people like it some are annoyed by it. check the oasis report and if you have ever had warranty work on the turbo chances are you dont have the 10vane turbo anymore. Just letting you know before hand. The whistle is kinda like a helicopter engine starting up lol. I have an 04 straight piped and love it. its not too loud in the cab unless i am getting on it to rack the pipes a little. If i have music playing i dont hear anything.
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there isnt really anything that will give you any noticable diff without spending some money.. here are my suggestions
Gauges
Straight pipe exhaust
and a custom tuned SCT X3

you dont need an intake the stock one will flow more than enough air

-Raul
I agree with Raul, you really not going to see any substantial performance increases without spending some money

It all goes back to that old saying "you gota pay to play"

IMO Your starting down the wrong road if you dont want to spend money.
Alot of times going the cheap way, cost you more in the long run
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hey bud i got an 04 6.0 an i'm about to do the same. if i get it done before ya, i'll let ya know. i have an edge module on mine and love it. its very easy to use, and big performance upgrade. helped fuel mileage to. not to cheap though.
be mindfull on the edge it may cost you a tranny. Sell it and get a tuned SCT you will love it.

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You won't gain any power per say but the 2 mods I would do that are cheap and will HELP your truck in the long run is to do a CCV reroute and put a coolant filter on it. Both of them you could do for under $150 if you do it all your self. Straight pipe and muffler delete are also good. Did mine, 05' and love it.
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