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Mods for the new ride

Well guys I got this new (to me) truck and want to "change" a few things. It's a 1994.5 F-350 DRW, crew, PSD and 5spd.

Pyro, boost and oil temp guages (have them just need installed
Fabricate my own pillar pod (have an extra pillar trim and fiberglass stuff)
Do the "baldwin" filter mod (also got the stuff already)
2- 4"x6' stacks behind the cab after bed is removed
FS2500 bypass filter setup
Try installing a 6.0 cooler
Air ride the rear (as in fab a 4 link and ditch the leafs)
Build an overhead console to house CB, switches and cubby holes
Remove the bed and install 1/4 fenders and a beefy headache rack
Relocate the batteries to a battery box on the frame
Gear vendors under/overdrive (if $$$$$ allow)

If ya have any ideas on these mods please let me know

Duane

1994.5 F-350, PSD, 5spd, Crew cab, 2wd, DRW
10k mod
Idle control mod
homeade exhaust brake
Tymar intake


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They've got quite a few options for the gauge pods............might be easier to just buy one then to custom fit one.

I'd go with 5" or even 6" stacks as it's a dually..............4"s will look alil small IMO

Run 0 or welding cable for battery cables after you relocate them.

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As far as buying a guage pod I have a hard time paying hard earned cash for something I can make myself, but then again I may not be sayin that after it turns out lookin hidious lol.

the 4" are a set of tips off a buddies Western Star when I changed them out to 6"

I plan on running 2/0 from the batt to the motor and 2ga between them since they will be right next to each other

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I can understand that, no sense paying someone else if ya can do it. Nothin wrong with free parts either.

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Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you!

Any chip in the mix?

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Yeah, I'd like to get a chip but I don't know what yet, I want to get all the mods on it that I plan on having and then get a custom burned chip for my setup. The downside is the truck will gross right at 26,000# when it workin.

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just wanted to tell you that i just installed my TS 6 postion chip and holy crap, its like a whole new truck. the whole install only took less than an hour (it took longer to figure out where to mount the switch than to install the chip) and boy am i impressed. I used to have a Superchip and it basically did nothing, so if you are thinking about a chip go with the TS.



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I used to have a Superchip and it basically did nothing, so if you are thinking about a chip go with the TS.
That statement alone makes me laugh.

Check out some other chip makers yourself and make sure they have the programs you want since you'll be towing either really heavy, or running empty. The "general" programs offered by some chips might not be the best options for you!

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maybe i worded my post wrong, just meant to say i was very impressed with my new chip and would recommend it, i didn't mean it was the only way to go. you should find the one that will work best for you.



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