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Old 07-02-2013, 06:25 PM
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Hey guys! Just joined a while back and would appreciate some input from those of you that have already been through this. I recently bought my first PSD a short while ago. (3 Cummins trucks here also) I dont need mechanical assistance as I have been doing that for a loooong time. Just your opinions on chips and other upgrades.
I bought an absolutely unbelievable F-SuperDuty. 110,000 miles, 5 speed, Dana with 4.63 axle. Truck has an 11 foot utility bed and weighs right at 10,000 lbs. Very clean and rust free for an Indiana truck.
The downpipe has gotta go...who in their right mind would put that scrap metal on a new truck?
With the gearing this truck has it does not need much more power. Maybe 50 to 75 HP would be nice.
I like the TS 6 position mostly because of the high idle option and selectable power. However I am thinking 100+ HP would probably ruin a driveshaft with the weight it has if driven like an idiot.
Been on BanksPower website. What experiences do you guys have with the Ottominder??
I have no desire to "roll coal" etc. I just want a little more power.
What works? What does not? I could sort all of this out with a little experimentation but I might as well do it once.....right the first time.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:41 PM
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Gaspipe on here has an f-sd he did an intercooler, down pipe, and custom tunes then drove his rig across country, says its a whole new rig, also did an intake, those trucks are serious hosses, but a little pep is always better, good luck
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:51 PM
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Intercooler will be installed eventually. Like I said, I want to improve airflow first and then a chip of some sort for just a little more grunt. At RPM it pulls like it dont wanna quit!
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:58 PM
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Look into the DIY 6637, I've used diamond eye and mbrp for down pipes, had good fit and finish with both, also a test pipe for the cat and muffler

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Do a DIY 6637 intake, downpipe and delete the cat and muffler, get some gauges, a custom tuned chip from TW or PHP. That should really give you a whole new truck.


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Old 07-04-2013, 12:32 AM
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I intend to do a good gauge setup before any fueling mods. The cat will probably be "stolen by some crackhead with a Sawzall while in Wal-Mart parking lot" and a low restriction muffler. I keep reading about the 6637...probably will do that. Now...the chip...so many choices.....
Am I correct in thinking that although Banks might work others will be better do to the fact that Banks is more conservative and geared more toward lower EGT's?
No one else will ever drive this truck. I would prefer to let common sense and gauges control my temps....
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:59 AM
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More info: With a manual transmission I loose boost, rpm etc when shifting. I just need a little more torque @ 2000-2200 rpm to keep speed on highway when towing to avoid downshifting. Unless of course EGT gets to high and then it is what it is.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:47 AM
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Stay away from banks. They are way over priced and there are so many better products out there for a lot less money. Again, for tuning I recommend PHP or TW. You cannot go wrong with either.


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Little more info. Been driving this truck a lot lately. Early mornings (cooler temps) 50 miles highway and then back home in the heat of the day. Still stock with no upgrades yet. Hand calculated 14.2 mpg at 65 mph. At 10,000 lbs I can deal with that. Curious to see what happens when I get the exhaust, intake and chip installed. I am not counting on a big increase but if I can get a little more power without mpg dropping much then I will be a happy camper. 70 mph takes fuel mileage down the toilet.

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After my down pipe I gained 1 mpg, after a 4" exhaust straight pipe I gained another mpg (after I quit stomping it in tunnels and against walls, and my chip and intake added about 2 more mpg (after I quit stomping it to race people, and hear the turbo) I averaged 17 city, 20 hwy with 4:10's and an auto
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