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Question New powerstroke owner with question

Hello all. I have a 03 f350 7.3L. I have a 5inch turbo back mbrp exhaust, thinking about doin the DIY intake. Is it worth it or is there better intake? Once i get intake on it i wanna get a programmer of some sort. So with that being said, what programmer is best bang for ur buck and i was also wondering how much boost can a stock turbo handle when ur hard on the gas?
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Your exhaust is now breathing easily, doing the other side (filter) just makes sense. The DIY is a good, cheap, alternative. Just stay away from the foam/gauze & oil (like the K&N). My preference is the Ford AIS, more expensive, but it looks "right"...

As for the tuning, no one has that answer for you, just what they chose. It's like asking what the Best "oil, tire, battery, etc is"

Usually, the three steps are;
Breath better (filter & exhaust)
Gauges
Then programming...

I would advise against trying to short-cut the last two with one of those "All-In-One" apps that give you "fake" gauges (digital LCD) and "hokey" tunes. Do it right, get the real thing from the start.

In no particular order;
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DPTuner (unless you have, or plan to have, HID headlights)

Boost isn't everything, with a free-flowing motor you'll see 20psi or so, tuning gets more, maybe 30psi or more (look in the Performance Forum for a topic about a new wheel that exceeds that)

Read, Read, Read, there's a lot of variables depending what you plan to do in the future and what you use your truck for!
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I have a boost and pyrometer guage already in my truck. Yea exit is taken care of now i gotta take care.of the in lol. Like i said im new to powerstrokes as a owner and not exactly sure which direction to go. I know for sure the intake is next on my list. Then with tax return money a programmer. Hear alot in wi bout edge evelution and bully dog. Just thought.id test the waters on the programmer bit. I want one though that plugs into the obd2 port ( or whatever that port is under the dash). Thanks for all the input
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Real tuning is done at the PCM for the most part. Either reflashed or a piggy-backed board inside and a 6-position chip with tunes you choose. For a stock engine, and with what you have you're considered stock, can be had for as little as @$300 (PHP). This allows you to switch between them "on-the-fly" too.
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Real tuning is done at the PCM for the most part. Either reflashed or a piggy-backed board inside and a 6-position chip with tunes you choose. For a stock engine, and with what you have you're considered stock, can be had for as little as @$300 (PHP). This allows you to switch between them "on-the-fly" too.


6-position chip with tunes you choose... my advice too!

currently driving a 335i bmw, no more powerstoke

Previous powerstrokes-
2002- F250 XL 7.3 auto, 4x4
2001- F250 Lariat 7.3 auto, 4x4
2002- F350 Lariat 7.3 Dually, auto, 4x4. 141k miles
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Thanks guys. Your all kinda guiding me now lol. I know for sure id wanna be able to switch tunes in the fly. I havent heard much in the way of a 6 position chip, is it hard to install? I dont wanna have to pay for someone or someplace to install a programmer if i dont have to. Looking to try to do it myself as much as u can.
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What trans do you have, b/c from what I've heard, the Edge programming is not nice to the auto trannies in these trucks

2001 F250, 7.3, Automatic, 4x4, 33's, Leveled, Cobra 29 CB Radio, Dual Firestick Whips, Pioneer Head Unit, Riffraff 6637 Intake Kit, 4" turbo-back straight pipe, Dual Alternator Upper Radiator Hose, AutoMeter Boost, Pyro, Trans Temp, Delta Toolbox, Gooseneck Hitch and a heavy right footed driver...

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I have an auto tranny, i was unaware of that. What tuner will give best results without hurting amything on the truck
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I have an auto tranny, i was unaware of that. What tuner will give best results without hurting amything on the truck
If you are interested in tunes, we can help you out.

If you would like to go the programmer route, we have the Infinity. It is a programmer/monitor/code reader/tester/etc...

Here is a little ad I made for it so you can better understand it.


You can also check it out on our website by going HERE.

If you would like to go the chip route, we have a couple options.

The F5

Holds 16 tunes. Can switch tunes on the fly. Check it out HERE.

The F6

Holds 16 tunes. Can switch tunes on the fly. Can update/receive tunes by connecting to a computer. Check it out HERE.

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