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Old 01-14-2009, 03:33 PM
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so im new to the whole tuning and upgrading diesel thing.. Ive heard about chips and tuners and programs and stuff. none of it makes to much sense..basically can someone explain in simple terms what you do to upgrade a truck with that stuff
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so im new to the whole tuning and upgrading diesel thing.. Ive heard about chips and tuners and programs and stuff. none of it makes to much sense..basically can someone explain in simple terms what you do to upgrade a truck with that stuff
first off Welcome to the Org...

ill start you off with basic stuff you need to do before you install a chip...

first off is
Gauges.. you need Boost, Trans temp, and Pyro (egt)
second is intake.. either a DIY intake or an aftermarket unit
next is exhaust... do a 4" Turbo Back exhaust kit

after all that is done now you can get your chip...

i prefer the Tony Wildman 6 position chip.. it is a custom tuned chip that is tuned to your truck and your mods.. its by far one of the best tuners avaialbe for the 7.3L

now with that said... the stock 4R100 transmission is not that great... a good valvebody and torque convertor would be a wise upgrade... or a full rebuild if you can afford it...

if you need any info or prices/ links to any of these.. please feel free to ask bud...

-Raul
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hey thanks alot raul..one question about the intake..ive heard around that k&n is bad news??
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You heard correctly about K&N
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so i should not go that route lol..good to know
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so i should not go that route lol..good to know
yah do not go that route.... my fav intake is the S&B intake like this: S&B 7.3L Intake

what the hell here is a link to all the other stuff i listed

exhaust: Stealth 4" Budget Kit
Gauges/ TW chip: Tony Wildman Chip/ Gauge Combo

let me know if you have any questions

-Raul
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WELCOME TO ORG ! !

and +1 for what was said above
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hey thanks a lot raul..i was confused about the customized chip but i see now. maybe one of these days when i get money ill let you know what i want lol..thanks again
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