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post #1 of 5 Old 10-03-2007, 07:25 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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Help choosing performance upgrades needed

Again I am new to diesel's and the aftermarket for my early 99 Super Duty. Will the fact that its an early build be a problem? I want to do the following:
1. Intake: I am undecided which brand to go with. I know I want a filter, tube and some sort of shroud. I actually am leaning towards an AEM workhorse, wondering if anyone had any issues or can recommend something better. Also been looking at intakes like Volant which are enclosed in a box and was curious about the benefits of this.
2. Exhaust: Looking for a complete exhaust. MBPR is what I've been looking at but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. I want a 4" system with dual tips exiting on the passenger side behind the rear wheel, kinda like an 08 but with some double wall tips. So I'm not sure if I should just get a pipe that branches out into two or have a dual out muffler? Also which meterials are better than others and which are too pricey. This is a year round driven truck and will see a lot of road salt. Any help here would be appreciated.
3. Gauges: Another area I'm not too knowledgeable about. Want them to be mounted in the A pillar but don't know if any pods are better than others, fit better or are painted. I have an early 99 with tan interior. Also I would like the gauges to have the option have having illumination that can change color.
4. Transmission: Rather than getting into the transmission I am considering the Banks transcommand?
5. DP Tuner, from what I've read can't go wrong here.
Any suggestions or comments on whether I'm on the right track or not is greatly appreciated.
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sounds like you have a good plan,

for intake afe stage 2 is the best out there

for exhaust, our site vendor has a killer deal on a 4" turbo back ...farmboydiesel get ahold of gus hes a great guy

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1. If you are replacing your intake - you can choose any you like -- most recomment the AFE stage 2 and do the Zoodad mod

2. MBRP is good - I am not sure about the duals on one side like the 08's -- might talk to Gus at Farm Boy's Diesel about that -- Stainless is better than Alumanized (unless you are in a non salty enviroment, then it doesn't really matter as you can get stainless tips) but Gus has a SWEET deal going on right now...

3. Isspro or Autometer are the recommended ones around here -- you will need EGT, Boost, and Trans temp. Just look into the different models to see while suits your taste.

4. don't know anything about the Banks Transcommand, so will leave that to those that do (willypscustoms is selling one)

5. DP is good and Tony Wildman is just as good or better - generally considered THE 7.3 guy

Hope that helps!!!
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k here are the answers i got
1) AFE stage 2 intake is the best 99-2003 AFE stage 2 w/pro-guard 7
2) MBRB is a very good system.. go with 304 SS since you see alot of salt... havnt heard of a MBRP system that has dual exit points behind the rear wheel on the same side
3) autometer Gauges
4) ive heard good things of the transcommand from people that have run it
5) DP is by far one of the best chips....
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AFE stage 2 and the Ford/Donaldson are the only aftermarket intake systems available for the early99. All others require attachment to the late99 mounting system which we do not have. I use to have a late99 system I modified to work and it sucked. Now I have an AFE with the ZooDad mod and it is awesome.

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