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Old 02-12-2008, 08:46 PM
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Cool New to the fourms and wondering what mods I should get

Hello Everyone,

I just got a 97 F-250 and ordered some new toys for my truck like AFE stage 2 cold air intake and looking to upgrade my exhaust to 4" but don't know what what better company is over AFE, Banks or Bully Dog kits. Also I would like to get some or a lot black smoke I know turning up my fuel will get me there but I don't know how to do that looking around can't find site or is there a MOD/Chip set from Banks, Bully Dog, Other company that will do it for me. I know getting the smoke decrease my mileage, that why asking about MOD/Chip that let me change program for econemy and play, and it is something I want toy around with over all I am looking for better mpg/HP.

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hey bud welcome to the org... as far as exhaust i would just do a budget kit... all exhaust straight piped sounds the same... as far as a chip goes Tony Wildman hands down is one of the best tuners for the older 7.3L trucks... its a 6 position chip that you can switch on the fly... let me know if you have any questions on both the exhaust or the chip.. here is a link to the chip on my site:Stealth Automotive. Tony Wildman Chip
i also highly recommend a set of gauges if your gonna run a chip

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Old 02-12-2008, 09:07 PM
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Raul will not sell you wrong. they sell great stuff at a great price. I would also recamend Farmboysdiesel for the exhaust. check them out in the vender jungle.
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Your gonna love your AFE, you will get some nice whistle up front. Straight pipe your exhaust, or get a budget exhuast kit from a vendor on here, or my personal favorite... MBRP Exhaust. Then like Raul said, get you a Wildman chip(they are sic). And of course, get you some gauges.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:35 PM
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Yes, gauges are next thing on my list to get sence they are cheap to pick up and I am loving Tony Wildman Chip/Gauge Combo from Raul's site. After all-in-all still running a stock tranny with 243,000 with no slipping but knowning a rebuild is comming with upgraded parts and funds are tight at the moment. Budget exhaust sounds the way they go but I want to remove cat converter also for max sound and I know most places wont do it. So should I just cut exhaust then bring it in to avoid any trouble getting it mounted or just leave it?

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to the ORG!! Talk to Gus at Farmboys diesel about your exhaust he can set ya up with what ya need. His kits are easy to install and you can DIY. Here's his org link: http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/members/2559.html

Here's his web link: Welcome to Farmboys Diesel
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