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I have a 00 4x4 Crew Cab F250. I love my truck but to be truthful, it is rather sluggish. It hasn't ever had anything done to it, except repairs as needed. I am not a turbo/tuner guy by no means. I would love to give my truck some much needed umph. What are my options, I am mechanically inclined just never messed with anything running a turbo. Thanks in advance for putting up with the noob question!

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For these trucks, there are two questions to answer first: Budget and Use. If you daily drive it, i wouldn't do much more than chip, intake, exhaust, and preventative maintenance. However, if budget allows, you can make even the extremes daily driveable.

Also, I love your F100.
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I would start with gauges, exhaust, intake, custom tuning. In that order. Once you put the custom tunes in you will have a new truck!


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Also, I love your F100.
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Drop a diesel in it and thats my dream truck!

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Thanks Guys,

That body is now sitting on a 4x4 frame, 3 inch susp lift, hiding a pretty well built 390! I appriciate the compliments though, that has always been my dream truck as well. I don't think I will be putting a diesel in it anytime soon though!

I have a little money for my build, what gauges should I use? Best exaust setup? And what chip? I have been reading a little on here, but if it isn't a double pump holly 750 I don't know to much about it!

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Forgot to mention this truck is a daily driver when I am back in the states.

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I have autometer guages but I would say that is up to your preference. MBRP makes good affordable exhaust kits but I just run a straight pipe, whatever exhuast you get I would just make sure its turbo back. When it comes to custom tunes I recommend Tony Wildman at totaldieselperformance.com I run his tunes and he is a great guy but there are also many other good custom tunes out there like PHP, DP and Swamps just to name a few.

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As for the gauges, any of the gauges that appeal to you aslong as you get a pyrometer, trans temp gauge(for auto trans), and boost gauge. I would recommend checking out the site sponsors lfor yuor parts as they can usually get you a great deal. As for exhaust, I prefer MBRP, but pretty much anything is better than stock. The intake, I would go to aFe, but the only thing most people will say to avoid is K&N filters. For the chip, I would give PHP (powerhungryperformance) a call.
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diy intake

straight pipe exhaust with a nice 5" tip

custom tune

valve body for tranny

decent set of gauges

= = = = a whole different truck !!

Sold 01 350 6" on 37's and mild mods, 00 X 4" on 35's, 02 f350 4" 35's modded from fan to drive shaft, ridin the 03 with nose conversion with 125k and counting upwards slowly.
Never had CNC's poo on any of it, never will.
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diy intake

straight pipe exhaust with a nice 5" tip

custom tune

valve body for tranny

decent set of gauges

= = = = a whole different truck !!

Can you explain to me what valve body is, and what it does. Thanks

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