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post #1 of 15 Old 03-19-2006, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Red face newbe questions

hi guys,
new to the forum and luvin' what I see. Obviously love the PS but as 99% of us looking for more
My truck '97 reg cab long bed, and is a company truck, any performance stuff is outa my pocket so I am looking semi cheap. So......
heard cold air intake, and straight pipe the exhaust does wonders. Some guys leave the cat other take out both, anyone know the pros and cons? This truck does DD and hauling for a landscaping company so locally it's towing up to 14k.
Open for suggestions and ball busting too, I can take it


Also same qustions for boss' truck... '03 crewcab long bed king ranch, although he is looking to spend up to about $1500 for 5", air, and chip by mid summer, just thinking straight pipe till then.

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if your looking to stay pretty cheap on yours...yea...the intake, opening up the exhaust...and a chip are all relatively easy ways to go.....but if you put much of a chip in it you may want to consider putting an EGT gauge in it just to be safe......

as far as you boss's.....is it a 7.3 or a 6.0?.....if its a 7.3....the sky is the limit if hes looking to spend that kind of dough....but if its a 6.0, especially since its an early build......hes asking for problems if he gets very crazy with the chipping......just a warning though.......Marc
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adrenalinejunky-Welcome to the forum!! Mschn99 really knowws his stuff. Go with his suggestions. If your boss is a 6.0L I just but an exhaust system on my '03 reg.cab. Sounds great , its a lot of turbo.

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so if I don't have the cash for the chip till later summer and only do air will I notice a difference in mileage and power? and should I straight pipe the muffler, cat or both? I know the banks exhaust off ebay is about 550ish, just looking for a lil extra and cheap since it is a company truck.

as far as the boss' truck being an early 6.0 I think it will be airaid and banks with a light chip.
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so if I don't have the cash for the chip till later summer and only do air will I notice a difference in mileage and power? and should I straight pipe the muffler, cat or both? I know the banks exhaust off ebay is about 550ish, just looking for a lil extra and cheap since it is a company truck.

as far as the boss' truck being an early 6.0 I think it will be airaid and banks with a light chip.
you will not notice a ton of power with a exhaust or intake set up...but some.....your milage should improve though.......and as far as exhaust....the muffler is optional....it all depends on what kind of sound you want....and i would only leave the cat on if your state requires any kind of inspection....if it doesnt its just robbing power......i would also consider doing the downpipe though if your gonna do the exhaust.......but just the exhaust is still an improvement.......Marc
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buddy has just the down pipe and a drop in KnN and he smokes me, so maybe once we get back to work (only down fall to landscaping) Ill just do the down pipe, air, and straight pipe the rest of the exhaust.
thanks for all the advice guys....keep it rolling
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buddy has just the down pipe and a drop in KnN and he smokes me, so maybe once we get back to work (only down fall to landscaping) Ill just do the down pipe, air, and straight pipe the rest of the exhaust.
thanks for all the advice guys....keep it rolling
any time man......this is a great forum...there is no lack of knoledge here....you may even want to look at the link below on the air filter idea.....
http://powerstrokeforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=685
http://www.powerstrokeforum.com/foru...=9841#post9841
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ok so I was told I should put a 5" piece in when I take the cat and muffler out......... any thoughts? why, or why not...
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ok so I was told I should put a 5" piece in when I take the cat and muffler out......... any thoughts? why, or why not...
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a 4 inch exhaust is fine....there are no proven gains between four and five that ive ever seen.....turbo outlet is 3.5.....so as long as its bigger than that....you should be good
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