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New Truck....Help With Some First Mods

As i stated in another thread I am proud new owner of an 01 powerstroke 6spd 4x4 crewcab...
I have not checked for pmr's yet, but with a build date of 03/01 i am pretty sure i got them, not to worried about it however.

I am wanting to do a (small) budget build for a reliable rig for towing boats, campers, hunting trips, etc. While still being able to outrun most other vehicles I come across.

New to the powerstroke side of diesel, so what would be the best custom tuner for the PMR at the best price.

Also thinking straight pipe, or a very budget 4 inch (havent decided about muffler yet)

6637 filter


Any suggestions on some good mods for extending the life of this beast as well considering it has 185k miles, and is totally stock and original
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The first thing you need to start with is a good set of gauges, especially the EGT's before you install any tuner. The plus side is yours is the 6 speed so you dont have to worry about tranny temp. The 4" turbo back and a 6637 is where i would start, then a tuner. As far as tuners go they all are good whether its Swamps, Beans, TW, DP, PHP. I personally like my PHP Hydra.

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Once you make sure the truck is in good mechanical condition, then you can add the performance mods. Most people do intake/exhaust, gauges, and tunes to start out. In that order too.

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i had a digital set of gauges on my cummins and liked it pretty well, whats the opinions on those types for powerstroke.
Or what is the best "budget" set of regular pillar gauges.
Also i always monitored egt boost and fuel pressure in the cummins, what should i monitor now with the 6spd
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Everyone hates on glowshifts, but i have ran two sets in different trucks, never had a problem. Plus now they have a set called tow master, analog and digital output in one. Definitely egt.. Boost is always good to see, and the other is up to you, there isn't a way to turn the stock fuel psi like on a cummins without an aftermarket regulated return.


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Sound Mods: 7" flip out tv, 3-way speakers all around, 12" sub, 500 watt amp.
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Here is what I would do..same as I modded mine except got a BTS:

Will tow great and run fantastic ..

TW custom tunes
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Stage 1's
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4" turbo back with muffler, without will drive you nuts towing.
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RR with fuel bowl delete and post filter
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"Subscribed" as I bought the exact same truck and am heading down the same path as the OP.
Mine did come with a few extras already.
4"dp w/5"exhaust
Unknown tune
Pyro and Boost EV1 gauges which I will be selling for EV2's
Zoodad mod

I did the 6637 filter,ball valve and zoodad mod also got a Ford AIC/APCM and will be making a custom mount as soon as it warms up here in Wisconsin.

I really want custom tunes but EV2 gauges come first.
Anyone know what the stock clutch will hold for hp/torque ?

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It will hold with tunes but not with larger Inj's
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It will hold with tunes but not with larger Inj's
Thank you.
I really don't have intention of putting bigger injectors in, if I did it wouldn't be until I started to have issues with whats in there.

Been down that road with my Jetta TDI, its a fun ride and put alot of money into it.........kids suck up that money now, and thats fine with me.
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i had a digital set of gauges on my cummins and liked it pretty well, whats the opinions on those types for powerstroke.
Or what is the best "budget" set of regular pillar gauges.
Also i always monitored egt boost and fuel pressure in the cummins, what should i monitor now with the 6spd
We have the Infinity available if you would like a digital gauge setup and tuner in one. It will also run diagnostic tests, read/clear DTC's, datalog, etc. Check it out HERE.

A good budget set of gauges would be either the Autometer Ultra-Lites or Z-Series. A lot of people use them and they work very well.

In your case, I would monitor EGT, boost, and fuel pressure at the least.

Let me know if you have any questions about the Infinity.

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