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post #1 of 12 Old 11-27-2009, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Got some cash, what to do??

I bought a 1996 F350 Single Cab 4x4 PSD about 6 months ago. I got a good deal on the truck, but have had to put my fair share of money into to get it back in shape. It has a newer transmission, obviously the Dana 70 rear end so I think it can handle a little more power. Regardless, now I think its ready to roll some coal. What do you guys think would be the best upgrades to do with roughly $800 bucks? I was going to lift it, but that doesn't make it faster!! I straight piped the stock exhaust, and it exits out the side but would I benefit from a performance exhaust? Let me know what you guys think!! Pete

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straight pipe the stock exhaust, DIY intake, then spend the rest of gauges and a custom tuned chip.. you should have enough with that amount of money to do all 4
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i would add a DP if you dont have one already and the rest of the mods from above

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I would do a tuner and gauges for sure... let me know if you need any help I can make you a killer deal

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I take the gauges are more or less just an insurance policy?? My truck currently is straight piped from the downpipe and exits out the side. What is the best chip to go with on my OBS? I heard TW is the best, and to stay away from Edge and TS.

I take it a Downpipe would lower my EGTs? My truck has 238k on it, anything I should do to the turbo? Pete

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you could go with a 2 piece downpipe like MBRP... and yes i recommend TW but you cant go wrong going with a PHP chip as well.... the gauges are a must... it will allow you to monitor whats going on with your truck

we have the TW chips and gauges on sale right now: Tony Wildman Chip/ Gauge Combo
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Gauges. You want them.
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You need gauges and to replace that downpipe. I would do the DIY intake and some other little mods like the IDM mod. If you need help with the IDM mod I can do it I have a few IDMs sitting in my sheds.
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You need gauges and to replace that downpipe. I would do the DIY intake and some other little mods like the IDM mod. If you need help with the IDM mod I can do it I have a few IDMs sitting in my sheds.
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How much would you charge to do it if I sent u mine after I got the other one in my truck?

Back on topic, what everyone else says is right.. You can get a complete guage kit for $350 and php tunes for $300. If you plan on getting bigger injectors you can get the chip tuned for stage ones or whatever and it will work fine

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