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Need Suggestions/Help!!

So I've been following this site now for a long time and i think this is actually my first post.
I have a 2000 F350 7.3 with a k&n high flow filter and straight pipe. Also have the edge Evolution programmer which is set on extreme.
I installed gauges today and was wondering what i should be reading on my gauges.this is what i got:

175 degrees on trans temp steady
stays at 500 degrees EGT's just cruising and hits 975 degrees full throttle up hill
my boost will only make it to 20lbs which i thought was low but i'm not sure.

Any knowledge will be greatly appreciated! Also would like some advice on where to go next on mods! only thing i'm kinda worried about is the straight pipe i should probably bump it up to a 4-5 inch exhaust.

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I would get rid of the k&n filter first. They flow a lot of air because they don't filter all that well. Go with the 6637 filter. Some adapting might be needed but nothing crazy.

Next, that boost number seems a little low for a programmer. Might check for boost leaks. The other thought is, your egt's seem pretty darn good considering the programmer and low boost number.

Speaking of programmers, it is the general consensus that edge programmers aren't the best for our trucks (especially auto trans trucks) and a 6 position chip from custom tuners like beans, tw, php and swamps will give you more power and is a lot better tuning for auto transmissions.

The exhaust you have is plenty for the amount of power your stock injectors can produce.

A lot of things stated are considering you have stock parts that wasn't mentioned.

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Only things I have done to the truck are what I motioned. How/where do I look for a boost leak?
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You can inspect the boots on the ic tubing for tears.

If nothing is appearent, use the search on here and look for "boost leak tester".

There are a few threads on here with how to build one and how to use it.

If I wasnt on my phone, I would find a few for you but the search doesnt like to work right.

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Will do thank u sir!
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