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post #1 of 14 Old 04-01-2009, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Im looking to obtain any and all info to help tune my truck up. Its a 97 F250 Powerstroke automatic and I am looking for all the little things that help the engine and drivetrain. I know injectors and pumps and turbos and programs, but I am wanting to find the little things that make the most power. I had a 96 and started throwing programmers and stuff at it and ended up smokin the engine. I want to do this one right.

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Get a intake, exhaust, stuff like that... you could get a programer to but get the right one!
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Welcome to the org!

Start yourself off with an intake, 3" DP and either straightpipe your stock exhaust or get a system. Then get yourself some guages and then some custom tunes

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WELCOME TO ORG ! !

and get a Custom Tuned Chip NOT a programmer for a 7.3

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welcome to the Org bud... here are my suggestions

Intake, exhaust, gauges, custom tuned chip

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any suggestions? Im not looking to max out and toast another engine, I use my truck to haul our race hauler and cattle trailer. I am looking for max horsepower while getting the MAX mpg. I usually average 1000 miles a weekend so i need mpg. Iv heard the DP can be a pain to put in with the firewall
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you wont want to do any mods without that 3" downpipe first, that is one of the first things you should do, bending the firewall isnt a pain, then do an intake and get gauges to monitor it all and then get a chip with custom tunes and youll have decent power, then you can keep going from there

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garret where at in IN are you?

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