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post #1 of 15 Old 06-30-2014, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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What should i upgrade before i program?

I have a 99 F250 SuperDuty that has 241k miles that has never been programmed in its life time.
I was told before I put a programmer on it i need to upgrade my Intake, Exhaust, and I need to get 3 gauges Boost, Exhaust temp, and Tranny Temp.

Is there any other Mods or Upgrades i should look into before i program it and run the risk of breaking something?

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That's a very good start.
The only other thing to add would be a billet turbo wheel to eliminate surge.
Then you will have a great running truck that should keep you happy for a while.

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x2 on billet wheel best perf mod for stock truck besides a chip.

if you notice the trans getting a little hot a better cooler will be a good idea too.

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Not to hijack but what should the trans temps be? I just put a cts on mine and it was 177deg empty.

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Not to hijack but what should the trans temps be? I just put a cts on mine and it was 177deg empty.
On a hot day that's fine. Don't worry about it till you start pushing 220 or so.
I'm still running the stock cooler and mine never gets hot, even towing through the mountains.

Now that's not to say that a better cooler isn't a good idea. Just saying watch the gauge and go from there

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thats a great start... but i will also add: start saving your money for an upgraded transmission. With that many miles on the truck i doubt the stock trans is going to hold up that much longer.

If you need any help with prices on parts ore recommendations let me know.

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Also might think about putting about $250 aside for a John Woods valve body, my transmission had some shifting issue's but the JW's valve body cured it

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What you have listed is a great place to start. Intake and exhaust help the air get in and out quicker, while the gauges are cheap insurance so you do not cause preventable damage. I would say a tuner is a great next step after those mods. Once you have the tuner, sky (and money) is the limit as far as power goes. Injectors, turbo, HPOP, etc. will just continue to increase power, and a custom tuner can write tunes specific to those mods.

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x2 on billet wheel best perf mod for stock truck besides a chip.
Why is that? A friend of mine ordered a WW2 (billet) and before it showed up, he picked up a brand new 38R dirt cheap. I can get the billet wheel, but not sure it'd do me any good. Mine is a '03 CCSB, 100% stock other than the 6637. Is there any benefit to the billet wheel on a stocker like mine?
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it will boost up quicker and there is a good chance your original intake wheel is worn out slightly.
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