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What chip/tuner to run in my 2002 7.3L ???

I am very new to the diesel world. Just bought my first diesel on my 25th b-day 2002 F-350 Crew Cab 7.3L w/6 speed manual. I am looking for a chip that will get me A. Better Fuel Mileage B. High Idle for winter warm up C. Make my truck puff a little smoke if I want to play. As far as other mods right now I am just running a K&N air filter and 4" exhaust. Thanks to all who reply in advance, I am both nervous and very pumped to play with my new toy!
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first get rid of the k&n unless u want to destroy your turbo. second get a tw/php/swamps/beans i can go on... ts style chip. theres alotta tuners..
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So what should I get then, I have a budget of $500 right now, whether that be tuner and aftermarket air intake or all on tuner. What is your best suggestion? An open element air filter (do you have a decent brand to suggest)? thanks again!
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Do the DIY intake (there are many threads on here about it) then get a TW (tony wildman @ total diesel performace) chip with 6 custom tunes. The chip is $475 and the intake isnt too bad either.

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Thanks for the info, I will definitely do the DIY intake, that looks simple enough. The TW chip seems to have nothing but good reviews, I guess my only hold back is that I would have to buy $300 worth of pillar gauges where as the Edge CS comes with the digital display. I wish TW had a package price with pillar gauges for a decent price.
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I ended up deciding on an SCT Mulit-Positoin chip. Should be getting it put in sometime soon here by Dan Clark of Dan's Diesel Performance. I will post a review and let you all know how it is!
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awsome! i kinda of know him lol. his duramax makes some power

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Thanks for the info, I will definitely do the DIY intake, that looks simple enough. The TW chip seems to have nothing but good reviews, I guess my only hold back is that I would have to buy $300 worth of pillar gauges where as the Edge CS comes with the digital display. I wish TW had a package price with pillar gauges for a decent price.
Edge tuners are okay for general performance, but they don't tune as many parameters as custom tuners, such as the DP-Tuner or Tony Wildman chip. Custom tuning will always be better than the general mass production chip. Edge relies more on gimmicks to sell, whereas a custom chip relies on the quality of the tunes to make the sale.

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