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Must have enhancements to a 7.3
Knew to the board here, new to trucks in general. I'm in the process of buying my first Ford Truck, it's a 2001 F250 Crew Cab /w a 7.3 liter engine.
It's not going to be my primary vehicle, it's more of a 3rd vehicle used for recreational and work purposes.
My father and I are going to be plowing this winter and I want to optimize the truck before the winter hits us.
My main questions are as follows:
I see lots of different tuners and chips, exhaust mods etc. What are the must have / essentials, that I should be looking to do to my truck first.
Aside from plowing, I will be using the truck to tow my Jeep Wrangler to the Outerbanks each summer, and my father is also buying a 24 foot car trailer to use on occasion for his business.
I'll likely start off with an A-Pillar Auto Meter gauge pod, so I can monitor my transmission temp, while plowing and my boost. What other guages are important to monitor? Would a triple gauge pod be enough? or should I just go foe the quad?
I'll continue to search these forums and google around for more answers, but if anyone would be kind enough to chime in and point me in the right direction, that would be great.
My goal is to optimize my highway miles fuel economy and be able to switch modes for towing and plowing as needed.
Thanks in advanced!