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Noob question#2 must do upgrades?

Ok so after reading performance posts I have to ask..

What was the best performance mod you did to your 7.3?
What is a must do upgrade?

Air intake?
Inter cooler?
Down pipe?
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DIY intake
3" downpipe
4" straight pipe
Gauges
Custom chip
Built Trans
Efuel
Intercooler
Injectors
Turbo
Hpop


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Is that the order you did your upgrades or just a suggestion?
Do you have any write ups or pictures of your DIY intake or inter cooler? Thanks in advance
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Oh and another noob question... Why does everyone suggest gauges? Like pillar gauges s that what every one means to look at the read outs?
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Oh and another noob question... Why does everyone suggest gauges? Like pillar gauges s that what every one means to look at the read outs?
Pyrometer, boost, Trans temp.


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Oh and another noob question... Why does everyone suggest gauges? Like pillar gauges s that what every one means to look at the read outs?
Everyone suggest gauges because they are the only way to monitor what your engine/tranny are doing. Back when I had an auto, I would of burnt it up if I didn't have a tranny gauge to keep it from getting to hot. I was able to keep an eye on it and either pull over or hold back on the throttle depending on the temp.

Pyro will keep you from toasting your turbo and I feel a boost gauge will let me know when I start having a problem with something or if a mod I did gives me any more power/boost.

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Everyone suggest gauges because they are the only way to monitor what your engine/tranny are doing. Back when I had an auto, I would of burnt it up if I didn't have a tranny gauge to keep it from getting to hot. I was able to keep an eye on it and either pull over or hold back on the throttle depending on the temp.

Pyro will keep you from toasting your turbo and I feel a boost gauge will let me know when I start having a problem with something or if a mod I did gives me any more power/boost.
Ah thanks for the info, makes sense!
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DIY intake
3" downpipe
4" straight pipe
Gauges
Custom chip

Built Trans
Efuel
Intercooler
Injectors
Turbo

Hpop
I did First Second Third

I cheated with the HPOP as I had a strong HPOP that was before the injector swap pushing Cali injectors


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Pyrometer, boost, Trans temp.
Agreed

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-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

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