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post #1 of 15 Old 09-06-2011, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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New Guy with a 7.3. Couple questions.

Hey guys,

Just joined the forum. I've had my 2000 F-250 2wd for probably 5 years no. Completely stock except for the addition of an Edge Juice with Attitude. Me and my brother got to talking trucks this weekend and started playing with the idea of straight-piping the ol beater. How do these sound with a straight pipe? I want a little more noise (I'll admit I'm a Cummins fan) and SMOKE for that matter. Anyone know how to get more than a little puff out of an automatic?

I'm really just looking for any mods I can do on the cheap. I'm a poor college guy. That's all I can think of for now, but I'm sure I'll come up with something else as I get to know the forum.

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I would do the straight pipe, they sound good.. my buddy called mine a helicopter because I drove by him while he was getting his kid ice cream and he said it was loud on the side of the street. It wasn't too bad in the cab, tolerable.. my truck I have now had stacks and I sold them and dumped it right behind the cab... Way too loud! My 4" system is on its way now! If you want smoke you need to over fuel it and the best way I know of is a $3-500 TS chip. If you want some more turbo whistle for free/cheap do the DIY intake/filter and remove the foil from the CAC pipes... looks better anyway.

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smoke is just unburnt fuel anyway.. that being said get a chip with some real tunes, PHP has the best price $295 6pos chip.

And while you're at it do a diy intake, dump that muffler, and you'll find plenty of other lil things to do.. once you start you cant stop.
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Another smoke post really

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Another smoke post really
I wouldn't call it a smoke post. More of an exhaust post that mentioned smoke. I'm more concerned about sound than smoke, anyway.

Thanks to the others who gave their input.
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my 4" straight pipe is WAYYY too loud for my liking. I would have rather kept with the stock pipe knowing what i know now. Possibly gutted the stock muffler if anything, but egts were never a problem stock.

I'm looking into a 4" muffler (which may negate the whole upgrade to 4" exhaust, making it an expensive moot point).

Nonconformist. Functionality over bling.

My three rules for 7.3l troubleshooting: 1) Replace CPS and keep a spare. 2) Replace FPR and know your fuel pressure. 3) Hook it to a scanner and check for codes.
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(I'll admit I'm a Cummins fan) and SMOKE for that matter.
2 things that WON'T win you any popularity contests around here!

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Another smoke post really
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I wouldn't call it a smoke post. More of an exhaust post that mentioned smoke. I'm more concerned about sound than smoke, anyway.

Thanks to the others who gave their input.
Don't take it personally man, just we get the occasional guy (read KID) in here that just wants to make smoke and create chaos. Those who are positive members of the "Diesel Community" agree that blowing smoke is pointless and part of the reason why diesels get so much flack fom the public. That said, theres a time and a place.

I agree with a 4" turbo-back exhaust for better performance/egts, but a 5" will give you more sound. I have a 4" with muffler, (Its pertty much 4" straight through) and love it, just a tad louder than stock, but the performance is much better. Check out the DIY 6637 Intake, and if you decide to get a chip, PHP had my vote, just be sure to get gauges first!

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Mango I so agree I almost had to call u on a truck last night btw, but I got it lol and way I have stock down pipe to 5 inch stacks sounds great drown puts my wife to sleep. Also I don't mean to sound like a jerk just sick of kids and diesels lol

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My truck ain't very loud straight piped, inside with the windows up. Never heard it outside besides on camera, or just sitting there idling, but I'm sure it's loud as hell.
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I just unclamped my stock muffler, pulled the hangers loose, and dropped it. Took all of 20 min. The stock pipe dumps just behind the cab...sounds great, and it won't cost you a thing

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