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.
Heres a few pics