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post #1 of 15 Old 01-03-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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What would you do? I have an '01 F250 7.3L. I have a small budget with which to work. My truck is virtually stock with the exception of an Edge tuner (got it with the truck). I am just beginning some mods for towing our 7000# camper this season and general performance improvement.
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S&B Cold Air intake $269
- Option 2
6637 Filter $77
Diamond Eye 4" Turbo Back Aluminized $292
I'm open to an Option 3 if anyone has any ideas.

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Have you thought about gauges? I'd would go with option 2 w/ gauges, but that is up to you.

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everyone's going to tell you "gauges" so you better start there. especially if you're towing. autometer or isspro, auto trans temp, egt, boost. after that, to keep it simple, option 2. cold air in without moving it all out just as efficiently(option 1) doesn't seem to be worth it. i just did my diy intake and i love it. while i was doing it i pulled the ccv return part out. nice tip: everyone seems to like the look of steel for the tube on the diy because it looks better, but that will absorb heat faster than pvc. i used 4" pvc and got that dip paint from home depot. its a rubber coating that looks way bad a$$$. just my humble opinion though

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gauges, diy intake much cheaper, also i cut my muffler off and welded pipe back in. loud sometimes but better fuel mileage and me personaly, i wont spead 3-400 just on a exhaust, dont see the point. or at least get a more free flowing muffler.

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sell the edge and get custom tunes. guages-isspro or autometer of if on budget glowshift. 6637 filter. muffler and cat delete.

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I have thought about gauges. My intent was to get them prior to camping season. I just don't have the money budgeted to add gauges if I am going to get*intake and/or exhaust.

I'm a little different than some, I like mellow sounding trucks so I really don't want to just remove the muffler, although it has crossed my mind.

I haven't thought about selling my Edge. I wonder what I could get for it?
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not much, in all honesty
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That would be why I haven't really thought selling it.
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Buy guages before anything else cause u won't have to buy that intake or exhaust if blow u motor going high egt pulling anything
Just my .02.

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I have the S&B intake and it is a breeze to clean and re-oil the wet filter. I like it, but I have no idea if it made any difference since it was on it when I got the truck. I did put a 4" exhaust in, but after I put the gauges in. I am stock other than that as well.

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