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Old 01-20-2012, 02:45 PM
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First diesel.

So I picked up my first diesel, a 99 7.3 4x4 extended cab 6 foot bed with a 4 inch lift on 35's on 16's. Basically I would like any advice that I can get. Any tips for this engine? What would you avoid doing to it?
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:47 PM
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Watcha wanna do to it?
Usually intake and free flowing exhaust are the first things.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:48 PM
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I am thinking intake right now. its got a 4 inch straight pipe
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:53 PM
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You'll probably get some more feedback in the 99+ section.
Things to avoid : Gas in the diesel or K&N intakes.
Other than that, the 7.3 is a bulletproof engine.
Just keep up on the usual maintanence, oil changes etc.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:55 PM
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thanks ill go check that out.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:21 PM
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Sweet that it's already got exhaust done.
Why does your sig say you're not fond of your 6pos chip?
I'd much rather have it than a BD or . . . edge
Trust me, you want the TS style chip. Just send it off to Tony Wildman, PHP, Beans, Swamps, or others to get it custom tuned to what is on YOUR truck, and tuned to what YOU like and what YOU want out of it, and it'll be much safer than the generic tunes.

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:52 AM
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I have just heard a lot of good things from the BD and Edge camp. It might be that the pervious owner had it tuned before the exhaust was done. I just don't feel a surge in power when I am using the chip. plus I would like some of the features that the other offer. such as the monitoring of my EGT and boost. I am not a big fan of gauges.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:42 PM
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Good things from Edge and BullyDog? odd.
Get the chip custom tuned, then get an Edge CTS or whatever it is that the 6.0 guys use and you'll be good.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:43 PM
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Ok sweet. Thanks for the advice.
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edges are decentish tunes, add good power, and ive liked the one ive run for short periods of time on my truck before. but supposedly they eat auto trannies, which is why im not using one. custom tunes are just all around better for these trucks, and almost no one on this forum is gonna tell you otherwise. i can understand wanting the monitering stuff though
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