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post #1 of 16 Old 12-30-2007, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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New to the org, questions???

Just wanted to introduce myself and hopefully get some advice. Names Bob and I live in BFE Nevada and work at FF/Paramedic. Last year I purchased my first PSD, an 01 F350 7.3L Lariat and so far its been great. It already has a Banks turbo back 4" straight pipe, but no other mods. I have to admit that I don't know **** about mechanical stuff other than changing fluids and filters. Give me a hammer and nails and we're talkin. However, now I have a real truck and want to get started on some mods. Since my B-day is next week I am going to buy my truck some presents. Maybe $500 to spend. Any suggestions on what to buy first? Things that a novice can install that will be useful. I am not a mechanical idiot, but I am not ready to rebuild a tranny an time soon. I have been reading about gauges and Zoodads and intakes but am kind of lost. Thanks for any advice you can give. This forum is pretty awesome. Glad you guys are out there.

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Welcome to the ORG.....

your first mod should be your exhaust and gauges....then you can start the debate about power adders and such....

obviously the zoodad is free...so its something worth doing as well...
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WELCOME TO THE ORG, BOB. Glad ya found us!!

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hey bud first off welcome to the Org...... if your on a 500 buck price limit i would do a DIY Tymar intake... that will run around 100 bucks at the most....the zoodad mod is free... and a set of gauges for around 300 bucks.... what kind of mods you looking to do? performance or looks? let me know if i can help you out in any way

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The exhaust is done, but the gauges seems like a logical step. Any recommendations?
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deffinatly start with the basics...
exhaust
gauges
intake
I' m sure you'll find plenty of mods and help here on the org.

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glad to have you here.. like said before I would get a different intake, exhuast and gauges first... then after that the real fun will start

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to the ORG!! I would check with one of the sponsors of this site for the guages. The three that most people have are EGT, Boost and Trans temp.

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gauges...
Raul@stealth automotive has some good prices on gauge packages

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