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Where should I start??

So I have a 06 F350 6.0 with an Edge Juice w/attitude and a 4inch Banks Monster exhaust. I want to slowly start having some fun..and don't know where to start and I am a rookie around diesels. I hear about air intakes, studs, injectors, intercoolers, straight piping it, etc, etc! Where should I start on a budget? Thanks for any input or advise
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Start by ditching the edge and get a custom tuned sct. If you use the search feature you can find a lot of threads that will answer your questions.

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Start with gauges so you can monitor your vitals. Like was said ditch the edge and get a custom tuned SCT. You will also want to open up your exhaust. Either straight pipe or with a high flow muffler.

As far as asking questions ask away. What makes this place great is we are not normally a group of people that tells you to use the search feature and will answer your questions no matter how many times we have done it before.

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Start with gauges so you can monitor your vitals. Like was said ditch the edge and get a custom tuned SCT. You will also want to open up your exhaust. Either straight pipe or with a high flow muffler.

As far as asking questions ask away. What makes this place great is we are not normally a group of people that tells you to use the search feature and will answer your questions no matter how many times we have done it before.
Can I use my edge as gauges and add the SCT? Is the SCT easy to custom tune or can I get in trouble tuning it myself, is it better to have a professional do it for you? Also, with the straight pipe...do I delete my Cat and Muffler or is just the Cat that gets deleted?

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Can I use my edge as gauges and add the SCT? Is the SCT easy to custom tune or can I get in trouble tuning it myself, is it better to have a professional do it for you? Also, with the straight pipe...do I delete my Cat and Muffler or is just the Cat that gets deleted?

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Yes you can use the edge as gauges. You have a pro write the tunes for you. Some suggestions would be Innovative Diesel, Gearhead, Cale etc. etc. etc.

The exhaust depends on what sound you like. 6.0's are loud under load without a muffler so some folks like it in, some folks like it gone. I don't have either of those pieces of equipment and love the way it sounds.

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Yes you can use the edge as gauges. You have a pro write the tunes for you. Some suggestions would be Innovative Diesel, Gearhead, Cale etc. etc. etc.

The exhaust depends on what sound you like. 6.0's are loud under load without a muffler so some folks like it in, some folks like it gone. I don't have either of those pieces of equipment and love the way it sounds.
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if you dont have an intake its no big deal. your stock one will flow more air than any aftermarket. unless you want the cool sound that is.. i wanted the cool sound. keep the edge gauge and custom tune it thats a good way to save some money you can get the x3 sct and run your edge gauges. thats what i did. and as far asthe exhaust goes if you like the sound of jet engines when your sittin still and a nice loud tone when your on it straight pipe it. if you want it cleaned up a little and not so loud under load put a little muffler. those are the cheap options for fun after that studs egr delete and a torque convertor

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you can keep the edge for the gauges.. just keep it at 0.... for the custom tunes go with something like this: SCT X3 Custom Innovative Diesel Tunning

no need for an intake... and for exhaust a budget minded 4" TB MBRP...

we can give you a package deal setup that will save you some money...

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I would go SCT and like said above keep the EDGE and use them as gauges if on a budget, we have 4" Straight Pipe's starting at $249.99 for a full turbo-back system and Stainless 4" TBE for $306. Intakes on a 6.0 is not a necessity unless sound is a big thing, the factory system filters and flows extremely well!

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