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Gauges or Exhaust?

Well I sold some junk and got some cash, and I think its time for some new stuff.

I am wanting to either get a 4" Turbo back straight piped exhaust, for one from Diamond Eye in my budget, or I'm thinkin about some gauges, I'm not to set on Isspro or Autometer, I don't really want Glow Shifts though.

For guages I was thinking about gettin the standard Boost, Pyro, and Trans temp, I was also thinking about getting an engine temp to.

Im leaning more towards guages but I know I cant afford both right now I just cant decide on which one to get!!!

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i would vote for gauges first.....


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get the exhaust man, i have 4 inch turbo back exhaust that turns into duals with 6 inch tips and it sounds amazing!!! and it runs alot better also, think about a cold air also, i love mine, its a stage 2,
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I would say Exhaust first. Don't need gauges unless you are running a programmer/tunes IMHO.

Just something to think about, depending on how long you will have your truck, might want to go with the stainless 409 exhaust, I went with MBRP becaus eit has a lifetime warranty on the 409 stainless. LOVE it, too, BTW.

And why not glowshifts? Just curious.
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Well ya, I might just get exhaust first, that way I can do more research on dash top gauge pods, and get a F650 dash piece. But, Ive been wanting guages for quite a while.

Well, Im not 100% sold on Glow Shifts yet, you know how it is some people have problems with them and some people have lots of success with them. I do like the color change thing they have, and thier price is right. So maybe I should give them a try instead of blowing a ton of money and not liking expensive ones more then ones that are truly in my budget.

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I would do exhaust first for the above mention reasons.

As far as gauges, Isspro or Autometer, can't really go wrong. EGT, Boost, and Trans temp. are definatly the big three, but if your looking for engine temp gauge I would look into an oil temp gauge, it is a more accurate reading of actuall engine temp.

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deff exhaust first if you have no mods you dont really need gauges especially not on a 7.3 if was a 6.0 id b a diff story

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True True, Ya sounds like exhaust is next. Get my research done and later this summer Ill get me some gauges.

I found that exhaust from Diamond Eye for under $250, its just a single, which is fine. 4" turbo back, get rid of the cat and muffler, and later get a nice tip. I know a warranty would be nice, but I always seem to do the things the warrenty doesn't cover, you know.

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