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Old 04-06-2007, 09:11 PM
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OK so I just got my first diesel 01 7.3 powerstroke f-250 supercab shortbed only 45k on it. I want to do some performance mods I have about $1000 to spend for now but Im getting overwhelmed with info. I'm thinking an air raid cold air intake and a 4" turbo back exhuast but then there is the guages and the chip the extra compacity tranny pan ? Do some products work better with others or just get them all from one manf ? I will be towing a toy hauler maxed out around 9500lbs 1-2 a month . Help me
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:16 PM
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Keep looking around here for cheap mods. Yuo can do well with a grand. Yuo can do the intake and exhaust yourself for about $150. Then get gauges and a chip with the rest
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:22 PM
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Welcome to Powerstroke.org

Check the free and cheap mods here... get guages first, then go for a chip or tuner.
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:22 PM
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Think about it like this:

about $100 for a DIY Tymar,
About $300 for a cheap turbo back (talk to the vendors)
About $400-ish for a 6 pos (You can get 'em cheaper)

Now you have $200 left for gauges. EGT is going to be the most expencive.

(I'll have some used ISSPRO gauges (Trans Temp and prolly boost)for sale pretty soon as well as a Greddy boost gauge (2.0 Bar). I just have to get off my butt and take pics and box 'em up.)
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:29 PM
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Use your stock intake hoses,a 3 in coupler and a 6637 filter..your lookin at $50 tops.$950 left over for exhaust and gauges. If your still undecided on how to spend your 1000 bucks I'll gladly take contributions for my turbo,injectors and fuel system and tranny build!
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:32 PM
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Just a SMALL hijack....I bought a 6637 filter a few weeks ago at Napa and that monster was $55!!! Is this a normal price??? I was thinking it would be more like $20. (It will be for sale soon b/c it doesn't fit under the hood with my Jobe Intake.)
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:38 PM
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Welcome to Powerstroke.org

Check the free and cheap mods here....

where are they sign me up for those...:burnout
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:42 PM
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I know your on a budget, but a turboback system will get your EGT's down a bit lower than a Cat back system. I'm sure the vendors can help you out with an exhaust also. I know Farmboys has a killer deal right now for under 300.00. Gauges will run 250-300 depending on what you get with a pod. DIY intake 100.00. I don't know how aggesive of a tuner you want but the edge evolution can get you some good milage and 80HP for about 300.00 also. Thats a grand and your setup
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:40 AM
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OK so this is all news to me. I have looked at the DIY airfiltrer mods and they look easy enough but are the after market ones bad or is everyone trying to save there $ for other mods. Does the heat sheild that comes with some of the intake kits help? Thats the only part that looks a little challenging. I had an 01 f-250 gasser and put on a cold air intake and it really made a diff. Thanks for all the help.
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I run all AFE stuff on all of my trucks, and wouldn't use anything else. You are on a Budget so now you are a DIYer. It will get you the results you want and not be paying 300 and up on an intake. If you want to go to 1200 you can get an aftermarket kit that you know works and has been a proven power gainer. Without new tubes and larger intake you will see very marginal gains. In my OPINION aftermarket is the way to go.

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