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Noob needing some advice
Hi guys. I know there are probably a ton of posts on every one of my issues/ questions. I apologize in advance for the questions. Just so you'll know how to answer...I'm interested in a fair/good amount of power(without going overboard) and fuel economy.
To start off, I just purchased a 2005 F350 FX4, 6.0, with 95000. It had a K&N filter and a Edge Evo installed. I immediately had an oil change done which i used Motorcraft filters installed(including fuel filters) and Rotella T oil. It also appears to have had Rancho shocks installed(not aware of part number) Other than that, it was stock. Yesterday I had the exhaust straight piped. I lost a ton of power after the exhaust was done, but it sounded awesome.
Today I disconnected the battery for 5 minutes, reconnected and let the truck idle for 25 minutes. The power was back, but I lost my whistle.
The Edge has been taken out of the truck(same time as the battery disconnect). Don't like the way it shifts. Seems too harsh for my liking.
1. Bewteen these three, which tuner would be best suited for my truck? Total cost of each set up(if any dealers on here want to offer or someone is selling)?
Edge Platinum juice with attitude
Edge CTS with attitude
SCT Live Wire
Keep in mind I have NO IDEA what i'm doing with a diesel, nor do I know exactly what to buy(what is included/excluded when buying a tuner set-up)
2. I want a taller/more even stance and I would like to run at least 315's on stock wheels..Any recommendations on lift kits/leveling kits? I'm leaning towards a Readylift 2.5 leveling kit with shock extenders. Thoughts?
3. Truck leaning to drivers side. Not sure how or when this happened, but i just noticed today that the driver's side is leaning both front and back(more in the back). Fixes for this problem? Will a lift or leveling kit fix this or will I have to do something else to remedy the problem?
4. I have a one drop a night oil drip. I'm assuming it's oil. All I can tell is that it's settling on the bottom of the tranny, but its oil covered all the way up the seem where the engine and tranny meet.
EGR delete, turbo cleaning and blue spring install is coming soon.
Thanks in advance for any and all help. I hope I have posted this in the appropriate section. I tried to include all information I could think of incase I'm overlooking something needing done or something I'm doing wrong.