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Less power and no smoke now???

I have a 99 power stroke that used to be my daily driver but now is a play/show/offroad truck. Back in the day it used to have loads of power and blow black smoke everywhere but, now it feels like stock and blow absolutely no smoke what so ever... What happened? It has an Airaid intake, superchips programmer set at the highest setting, and stock exhaust with the muffler removed and routed to infront of the rear tire. This is the same setup I've been running sence it was my daily. All the rest of the motor and trans are stock it has 135k on the motor and seems to run fine just seems to have less power. Someone please tell me how to get my power/smoke back!!!

99 F250:4x4 lariat 4 door; 7.3 powerstroke; superchips programmer; custom shorty exhaust; Airaid intake; 22" lift; 48x31x20s

08 F250 Blacked out like S.W.A.T.!!!
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24" Black kmc monsters!!!
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Come on guys HELP ME!!!

99 F250:4x4 lariat 4 door; 7.3 powerstroke; superchips programmer; custom shorty exhaust; Airaid intake; 22" lift; 48x31x20s

08 F250 Blacked out like S.W.A.T.!!!
2" lift
24" Black kmc monsters!!!
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Possible chip failure? Can you change the settings on your chip? If you can try this and see if you can feel a increase or decrease in power. If not you might have a chip malfunction. I am not sure just thought I would through it at ya.
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I agree, set it back to stock then reload the performance setting and see if that helps
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Thats all I've gotten huh? You all sound like our IT guy Does anyone think anything else?

99 F250:4x4 lariat 4 door; 7.3 powerstroke; superchips programmer; custom shorty exhaust; Airaid intake; 22" lift; 48x31x20s

08 F250 Blacked out like S.W.A.T.!!!
2" lift
24" Black kmc monsters!!!
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PS: its not a chip its a superchips programmer if that matters.. Do we think it could be injectors? Could a regulator shim kit help?

99 F250:4x4 lariat 4 door; 7.3 powerstroke; superchips programmer; custom shorty exhaust; Airaid intake; 22" lift; 48x31x20s

08 F250 Blacked out like S.W.A.T.!!!
2" lift
24" Black kmc monsters!!!
325/45r24 Pirelli scorpions!
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what did you want them to say??? you have hole in your rings in the number five piston..? lol jk. hope you get it fixed...but if the first thing you do is turn down the first help you get... not likely to have more people offer their help

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usually if it is something major then the truck will be failing elsewhere as well. i, like the other guys, would recommend changing tunes on that programmer and see if it makes any difference. cause you should be having some power and smoke lol

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what did you want them to say??? you have hole in your rings in the number five piston..? lol jk. hope you get it fixed...but if the first thing you do is turn down the first help you get... not likely to have more people offer their help

Its not like that sorry I must of come off wrong. Thank you everyone for all the help. I was just hoping to get a few opinions gathered up before started tearing into it...

99 F250:4x4 lariat 4 door; 7.3 powerstroke; superchips programmer; custom shorty exhaust; Airaid intake; 22" lift; 48x31x20s

08 F250 Blacked out like S.W.A.T.!!!
2" lift
24" Black kmc monsters!!!
325/45r24 Pirelli scorpions!
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If its been sittin for awhile change your fuel filter, and clean the screens in your tank, hope this helps
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