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Well bought me a new truck, need help! !

Well i finnally bought me my first dually diesel.. It is a 97 ext cab 2wd 7.3 drw. It only has 75000 miles on it and is in great condition. It is bone stock, and makes decent power, but am worried about towing my race car and 28' trailer.. I have 4" magnaflow turboback exhaust on my list this weekend and also have the tymar intake to install. what should be next? I really need reliability more than anything.

should i chip it? if so who's chip, wildman?

should i put the bb to bump the fuel pressure or will this not be needed with a chip?

also my headlights are cloudy, and i thought i read somewhere that you could install the 04 headlights without mods? is this true? if not what is the best ones for vision, as i do alot of travelling
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Those are all good mods not sure on the headlights though. You should get gauges as well. I would do a 3"dp and guages intake and exhaust before the chip

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yea forgot to mention i have gauges to install as well. i bought tranny temp, pyro and boost? is that all i need

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yep those are the key vitals you want if your towing and have the truck chipped. You can add other gauges like coolant temp and oil temp etc also if you want.

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ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
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-Definitely need pyro, tranny (if auto), and boost.
-3" downpipe, which you'll find fun to install
-get rid of the kitty and muffler if your local government approves of it
-Tymar intake is a nice addition, probably wanna check out the CCV mod while you're doing your tymar

Then go with tony wildman chip

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why get rid of the muffler? i heard the fords sound like **** open?

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Nah, sounds pretty cool actually.

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Trust me straight pipe it. or upgrade and do STACKS!!!!!!

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They sound great !
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Kinda sound like a helicopter...thump thump thump with the whine from the turtle charger

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