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post #1 of 5 Old 02-21-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter Fanatic
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New truck suggestions...

Just picked up my 2005 F250 Lariat CC FX4. It is the (wedgewood blue) bluish-gray color with tan on bottom. Now the fun begins!

It has a leveling kit and needs wheels and tires. I want a 20" wheel and 35" tires...suggestion?

It has completely stock exhaust with a big ugly muffler and cat. I am going to go completely straight pipe with no muffler or cat. I was thinking a 5" system would be nice. Can anyone suggest something to fit the bill? Can you get one larger than 5"? Would there be any down sides to bigger exhaust?

I found a Green Air Intake system on craigslist for a pretty good price. Is it worth anything? Some say intake is over-rated, and some swear by it.

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stock intake is good for up to around 500hp. Most people just run a turbo back 4", a few have run a 5". If you are straight piping it, just find the cheapest all stainless system you can, Magnaflow is nice, comes with cat delete pipe, and very reasonably priced. A lot of guys go with MBRP, but I didn't want to spend the extra cash since in the end they are all just mandrel bent stainless pipe. Have fun with the mods.

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Going 5" really won't do you a whole lotta good unless your pushing more air and fuel then the stock turbo and injectors will allow. In fact, you could even see some low end loss of power due to too big of an exhaust and not enough fuel/air going thru that exhaust.

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my suggestions...

stock intake,
budget exhaust
and a custom tuned SCT X3 with Innovative tunes

if you have any questions or need prices let me know

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Anything over 4" is really overkill in my book and yes you can start to lose on the low end with that big of an exhaust. I would not recommend anything bigger than a 4" DP. As far as the intake goes, leave your stock intake. You can't go wrong with it. It is as good as it gets until you start getting in to the high HP range, say close to 500HP, or running bigger injectors or turbo. The stockers will flow as much air as needed and filter just as well, so save your money for something else at this point.

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