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Old 03-04-2013, 05:32 PM
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Hey guys,

I have been reading a little on here for several months, but I just bought a 99 350. I'm only using it for work, but I would love to hear about some simple or cheap mods to make it a longer lasting truck with moderate power. Also, any info on things to look out for that may be going bad would be awesome.

2wd, 236k miles. 4 door with flatbed. No engine mods, has a big air filter.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:26 AM
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Anything? Is straight piping it a good enough substitute to a 4 inch pipe? I want to keep egt's down. Also, what gauges are recommended for the 6 speed. EGT, boost, ??
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Egt boost and oil pressure, I straight pipe dose help lower egt but not as well as a 4" system.


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Old 03-06-2013, 03:55 AM
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That sounds good. I dont really plan to do any power upgrades since it is a work truck, so I don't think I should have a problem with egts in the first place, but I will tow heavy occasionally.

What brand of gauges are popular and reliable?
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I would get EGT, boost and fuel pressure. Oil pressure isn't a bad idea though.
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Which is more likely to cause problems? Poor oil pressure or poor fuel pressure?
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Anyone know where I can get the following?

Parking brake cable and release
Cup holder
Shifter - the shifter will lift off from the bottom part, I guess the nut and rubber broke.
Interior lights won't come on when the doors open, stealership?
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Anyone know where I can get the following?

Interior lights won't come on when the doors open, stealership?
check the fuses and bulbs first. then maybe you can see if its your door switch

ill get you part numbers for the other parts
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I dont really plan to do any power upgrades since it is a work truck, so I don't think I should have a problem with egts in the first place, but I will tow heavy occasionally.

What brand of gauges are popular and reliable?
Congrats on the new truck! Welcome to the club! These trucks are real workhorses.

I have used AutoMeter gauges with good luck.

Even with a work truck, a good tuner can help. I have DP Tuners on 2 of my trucks, one of which is a 6sp. I've been running one on my F350 dually for 5 years, have an 80 hp economy tune I use 95% of the time, which picked up 1-2 MPG and alot of driveable power. The Deceleration tune is great for towing and even empty, kick it in, and the EBPV kicks in like a jake brake to help maximize the motors help slowing you down. Yes, you can switch tunes on-the-fly, while driving even. It's nearly instant.

Both trucks have these tunes: Stock, 1200 rpm hi idle, 40 0r 60 hp tow tune, deceleration tune, 80hp econo, and the red F250 has a 120 race tune.

Once you run a good tuned truck, you'll never go back...

You said you already have a big air filter...
Straight pipe the stock exhaust...
Gauges: Boost and EGT for sure...
Good tunes, not canned stuff like banks, edge, etc. Go for a DP Tuner, or others like the TS 6 position chips with tunes on them from people like Tony Wildmand, Bill at PHP, swamps, etc.
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