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Performance upgrade advice

I am fairly new to this site and diesel's in general. I have a 2002 F-250 4 dr 4x4 all stock. I am looking to simply increase the performance of my truck, I am not looking into hot rodding it. I have been researching purchasing a tuner, intake and exhaust. These would probably be all the modifications I make due to the lack of money. Someone recently told me not to purchase an intake as this would only cause "dirt and dust" to get into the engine and that I should just stick with the tuner and exhaust. I was also told that an intake will not help increase mpg anyway and that it would be a waist of time and money. I was looking into TW chip, afe intake, and a few different exahausts (diamond eye, MBRP, and pro-flo). Since I am a rookie to this can ya'll give me some advice on how to proceed. Really just wondering if this is a good idea or just plane bad advice.
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-advancediesel.net has a TS 6 POS tuner for $239.00 shipped with "canned" tunes.
-Beans- bdpshop.com has diamond eye turbo back exaust systems from 229.00 with no muffler or 249.00 with muffler with free shipping.
-advanceddiesel.net has DIY intakes with K&N or AFE filters for 159.00 free shipping you could either purchase a 6637 filter about $39.00 and put it on that intake or put an outer skin on the K&N or AFE also about $40.00 and both will keep dirt and debris from getting into your engine even more so then your stock air box.

I had pretty much the same setup on my last truck and it increased my fuel economy alot and also gave it some extra power it would also be wise to look into a set of gauges; trans temp, boost, and pyro "EGT" especially if you tow with it often, which run from around 219.00 to 800 dollars depending on what your budget is.
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Bean is also havin a sale on tunin, 399 with lifetime revisions. Diy intake filters better than stock
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In order:

A 4" Turbo Back exhaust would be an excellent addition, and an intake done right will help. But nothing is going to drastically increase mileage.

Look up the DIY-6637 Intake. Very popular mod, very effieicent filter, too. Stay away from K&N Style "oiled" filters.

Gauges.... a very wise investment BEFORE you run a chip.

Chip.... Custom tunes are the way to go. Plenty of cutsom-tuners out there, PHP, Cale, Tyrant, Tony Wildman, Swamps, etc.

My vote goes to PHP.... 6-position Phoenix (TS) Chip with custom tunes will cost you $300.
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In order:

A 4" Turbo Back exhaust would be an excellent addition, and an intake done right will help. But nothing is going to drastically increase mileage.

Look up the DIY-6637 Intake. Very popular mod, very effieicent filter, too. Stay away from K&N Style "oiled" filters.

Gauges.... a very wise investment BEFORE you run a chip.

Chip.... Custom tunes are the way to go. Plenty of cutsom-tuners out there, PHP, Cale, Tyrant, Tony Wildman, Swamps, etc.

My vote goes to PHP.... 6-position Phoenix (TS) Chip with custom tunes will cost you $300.
Exactly what he said.. DIY intake is a $ saver and works great. I do like the K&N but thats my opinion and I dont live where theres alot of dust etc. and I maintain it often. But all of this is great advice!

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40x15.5x22 M16's
DIY intake
Zoodad Mod
4" strait exaust
Glowshift gauges
DIY Boost Fooler
Unplugged wastegate
TS 6 position chip
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