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First time owner with a few general and mod questions

After admiring for a few years, I finally took the plunge and bought an '02 F-250 PSD, with 122,000 miles. Never owning a diesel before I had a few questions. My two biggest goals right now are to make the truck last as long as possible and improve fuel mileage (although I have been known to have a heavy right foot on occasion )

The truck has already had the muffler cut off and straight pipe welded on, so I've been looking at installing an intake and getting it chipped. What chip has the options that most improve economy? Is it worthwhile doing a DIY intake?


Is there anything else a new owner should do/avoid? I'm all ears
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avoid edge products and k&n filters!!! to keep it on the road just maintain it well. oil, filters, shocks, fluids are all very important. DIY is the best low cost way to go for the intake. most guys agree that its better than any $400 afe or k&n setup. for the chip custom tunes is the way to go. talk to raul at stealth automotive he'll hook you up with a TW. or you can go with a DP.. both are awesome. last but not least GAUGES area must even for a stocker... any means of monitoring vitals such as exhaust temps and boost pressures are must haves. good luck with ur new truck!!! and welcome to the org!

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BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
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Is there anything else a new owner should do/avoid? I'm all ears
Asking questions about MODS Sure hope you saved a few bucks to feed the MOD FEVER your about to develop

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try to cap ur spending at 5000... haha

2002 F-250 POWERSTROKE 4X4

BANKS 4" Turbo-Back w/ Power Elbow
Converted from 3/4 to 1TON
Napa 6637 DIY Intake
6.0 Trans. Cooler
Dipricol Gauges
Warn Hubs
TW 6 Pos.

And Some Other Boring Stuff

THANK GOD FOR YOUR BLESSINGS EVERYDAY
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Welcome to the .org!!

There are many awesome tuners out there. Its a matter of making some calls and picking the one you like the best. With a 6 position chip (the most popular),you are limited to 6 tunes. Dp makes an 18 position tuner I think. All are switch on the fly. I chose PHP because I like the 6 position chip but I didnt want to be limited to 6 tunes and have to send it back in for reburns if I wanted different settings. But they thought of that...

NEVER Pay for New Calibrations!

It took me a long time to pick a tuner for my truck. This is just an idea but there is alot out there. As stated before, stay away from Bully Dog, Edge, and Banks (I ran Banks for a while,over priced and didnt add much power).Just make sure you do your homework and pick the tuner you like the best.

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Power Hungry Perfomance Custom 6 Pos chip
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my suggestions are gauges first. you will need boost, pyro, and trans temp. as far as the intake goes the S&B intake is the best bang for your bucks full intake kit available. tuning wise i recommend the TW chip. we will be running a great sale on the this weekend and if you wanted a package deal price i could do that too and save you some money...

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How long is that special going? Been wanting a TW chip and gauges but won't have the money for a while.


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How long is that special going? Been wanting a TW chip and gauges but won't have the money for a while.
its ony for this weekend.... fri-sun
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