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Help Me Spend $1000

....and no I wont send it to you! So I have been reading here for a while and have stacked up $1000 to put into my truck. I am new to diesels though and dont really know where to start. I have a stock 06 CC FX4. I am thinking SCT and MBRP TB with cat delete. Am I off as to where to start? Also where is the best place to get a good deal? I would like to be able to do gauges too. I can not spend a penny over 1K though. what do you guys think? Love the forum BTW.

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$750 or so will go to your SCT w/ custom tunes and your 3 gauge set up. Get a budget exhaust from Farm Boy Diesel and that will put you at the $1k mark. I would say to start w/ head studs but unless you're doing it yourself, you're looking at a few thousand. Stock intake is good enough on these trucks that you don't have to replace it unless you're going for high HP.


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i would say 200 or less on the sct from ebay. 200 or less for tunes innovative straight pipe instead of muffler if you can get away with it.. 200-400 for gauges.. and at worst case gives you 200 for beer and loose women...
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i got my sct on ebay for 200 bucks, i think i paid 300-350 shipped for my turbo back from farmboysdiesel, and i got my quadzilla digital gauges for 325 with pillar. thats less then 1k bucks, shop around for used parts save you some money.

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Just straight pipe your factory exhaust, get gauges and then pick up a used Xcal II on ebay. You should be well under 1K for that.

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MBRP 3.5" DP and MBRP cat delete pipe under $300, SCT (retail)$450 with tunes...plenty of cash left to plan the next round of mods.


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Check with Raul at Stealth automotive and see what he can hook you up with. He has gauges, SCT tuners, and exhaust.

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I'd start with an SCT w/ our custom tuning and exhaust. You'll want a monitor or gauges next. Be sure to use the tow program when towing and you'll be good to go. We can hook you up with a package deal.
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I'd start with an SCT w/ our custom tuning and exhaust. You'll want a monitor or gauges next. Be sure to use the tow program when towing and you'll be good to go. We can hook you up with a package deal.
theres the man that gets your $ right there...the only dude that will tune my truck

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