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I have a headache......

So I have lurked through the performance threads some and now I am confused and Have a headache... so I figured I would just ask straight up... First off I have a 2006 F-250 4x4, with the six speed manual. First I know before I do any mods I need gauges, what is recommended, not so much brands put type.... second what tuner will be right for me? I dont really Tow, just want performance.
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EGT Boost Trans temp are most necessary
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This may sound stupid, so forgive me but i was told trans temp gauge wasn't as important in a manual tranny
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I would still want to watch the trans temperature because if it gets to hot you could burn it up.
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With the handshaker I wouldn't worry about a trans gauge.

I would recommend an SCT with some custom tunes from Cale($25 per tune) There are a couple of other places that custom tune also, Innovative(somewhere around $85 for a hot tune) is who I am wanting to try next.

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boost, EGT's (most important), and Trans temp are the most common, however you could probably get away with just an EGT gauge seeing as you probably have a stock trans gauge and maybe a boost gauge anyway. But you definately need to keep an eye on those trans temps if your going to install a tuner. And as far as a tuner goes the only way to go on the 6.0L is SCT with custom tunes, there are numerous vendors on the site that can set ya up! also, if your going to get a tuner your going to need an exhaust just so EGT's dont get throught the roof.

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get a fuel pressure gauge instead of a trans. you do not need a trans gauge in a manual!
egt,turbo,fuel press.

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ya your trans temp your not gonna need...id go egt, boost, and fuel pressure so you know if your hurting your injectors...an sct with custom tuning is what your gonna want to get...i have innovative tunes and love em

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I would get a fuel pressure gauge, egt, boost. Or swap the fuel pressure for a engine oil temp. With the stick a tranny temp isn't needed. The engine oil temp gauge will key you in on a oil cooler failure and the fuel pressure will key you in on fuel issues. I want both for my truck when money permits

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