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Old 09-04-2010, 09:17 PM
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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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Old 09-04-2010, 09:28 PM
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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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Old 09-04-2010, 09:36 PM
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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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Old 09-04-2010, 09:42 PM
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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 !!
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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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