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Old 05-26-2013, 01:50 PM
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1996 7.3 - And a few questions (picture heavy)

Thought I'd show off my truck and ask a few questions. I picked this one up about a year ago. 1996 7.3 4x4, 160,000 miles for $5,000. It was previously owned by a older guy who is a diesel mechanic for ford. It has every single factory options including a camper shell. It's in great condition, no rust, great interior, meticulously maintained, and runs like a dream. And gets about 18mpg.

I've been slowly upgrading things as I go along. Currently it has a Edge chip, S&B cold air intake, MBRP 4.5" exhaust (turbo back), new garrett turbo, new shoes, and new shocks. I did a few aesthetic mods including, painted grill, painted wheels, painted rear axle, bed liner, and removed tailgate cover.

Im looking to change up the chip and the exhaust. I have heard the Edge tears up transmissions (i drive with the granny mod so I haven't had a problem). And I don't like how I can't change settings on the go. I also would like to strait pipe it. Im planning on removing everything from the muffler back (see picture below) and bringing it out the side or up through the bed into a stack.

Does anyone have any suggestions on a good stack kit or a turnout pipe section? Also, what chip do you guys use that lets you adjust settings while driving.


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Very nice rig there, those look like hummer tires, and most use a ts style 6 pos chip with custom tunes, and your missing the chrome cladding to show off your rig is an xlt btw, but over all a great looking truck
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Very nice rig there, those look like hummer tires, and most use a ts style 6 pos chip with custom tunes, and your missing the chrome cladding to show off your rig is an xlt btw, but over all a great looking truck
Ok, thats what I came up with in my research. I actually took the cladding off. It was way to delicate and got scratched and dented up very easily.
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Makes sense, I got a truck with it and every truck I got without it I wish it had lol, but great truck dude
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you stole that thing for 5,000, its gorgeous. I would do a single stack, side pipe gets soot all over the side of the truck and x2 on the six position with custom tunes. i just ordered some
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you stole that thing for 5,000, its gorgeous. I would do a single stack, side pipe gets soot all over the side of the truck and x2 on the six position with custom tunes. i just ordered some
Thanks, right after I bought it I took it to a diesel mechanic and after looking it over he offered to buy it from me for $6,500.

I know the side exit gets exhaust everywhere but I transport dirtbikes in the bed and Im kinda worried that they would get covered with coal with a stack. I think Ill do the side exit for now and maybe do a stack later if I don't like it. Does anyone know where I can find a turned 4.5" section of piping that I could use for a side exit?
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Connor93,
I have a 96er myself. I would suggest replacing the stock turbo down pipe. I ended putting in a 3" pipe. Did that a few months ago. a HUGE difference.
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I have a 96er myself. I would suggest replacing the stock turbo down pipe. I ended putting in a 3" pipe. Did that a few months ago. a HUGE difference.
Yep. I did that when I did my exhaust.
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Napa should be able to help out on the pipe. i dont know if they carry 4.5 but i know they have 4" and 5" and up. bigger elbows like that start to get kinda pricey tho nice rig btw i love that color scheme!
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Would there be any problems with having the exhaust exiting right beside the tank until I get the side exit pipe section?
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