good reply's, what should i bolt on to it for increased mpg and durability? what kind of chip, intake, and exhaust should i go with for those 2 things? What are the costs of some repairs i might run into? What are the average maintenance costs, again i don't cheap it, i always go full synthetic etc. Thanks for answer so fast, i have had this on my mind for a while.
I love my 7.3, but your headed down a long dark expensive highway when you start talking about aftermarket performance because once you start you always want more. It's one hell of a good time though.
I have a DP-Tuner and love everything about it. Mainly just stay away from canned tunes (Edge, Bullydog, Banks, etc.) and get custom tunes. Some guys will chime in on other chips.
Exhaust is dependent on how much you want to spend and how loud you want it to be. I simply have a 4" MBRP aluminized, and got it for $300. Some stainless systems can run up to and beyond $1000.
A lot of guys on here are running the DIY intake, but AFE and others are good, most guys will tell you to stay away from K&N due to dusting issues.
As long as you don't rod the piss out of it, let it warm up, change oil fuel filters regularly these trucks run forever. But, with any vehicle stuff does break and wear out. It's just the name of the game, but they are way more fun than any gasser ever could be and relatively you can get these trucks to rip way easier than a gasser.
Good luck and welcome to the ORG
2002 F-350 Crewcab LB XLT
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Quad-Pillar Isspro II Gauges, Dp-Tuner: Stock, Hi-Idle, 40Hp Tow, Decel, 80E, 100Hp
4" MBRP Exhaust, T-500 HPOP, AFE II Intake, HID's, Recon Light Bar, Custom Running Boards, Custom Bumper, HPx, FRx