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post #1 of 9 Old 07-26-2012, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Need some direction....

Saturday I'm going to look at a 99 f250 with a 7.3. Planning on timing it home if all goes well.

Truck is mostly going to be used for towing. It already has a gooseneck hitch so that's a plus

I don't want to build some hug Hp diesel I just want something that will haul well and I don't have to worry about if I have enough power to climb a hill.

I was thinking

1. 4 or 5 inch straight pipe exhaust. Is there much of a performance differance between the 2?

2. DIY intake

3. Gauges

4. I think Its a tw six position tunner is what I keep reading is a great runner for the 7.3s

What else would be good to add to the list to make power? But not burn 1000s of dollars?

This will be the first diesel I have owned. Work on them every day for my Job but never owned one

Any help would be great

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4 inch. 5 inch is just a different sound really. No performance. Gauges definitely. TS chip definitely. Maybe stage one injectors with the chip tuned for them if you feel you really need them

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I would go with the 4 inch exhaust some people have a problem with the 5 inch hitting the fire wall. You definitely need gauges and I would go with the 6 position chip, if gives you more option for what you can run. Most of the time I only run on a couple of settings. You can get by with your stock injectors but stag 1 injectors would be some inprovement. You should get you a aftermarket intake like a S&B or maybe a AFE intake.
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I have a 5 in exhaust but i think it has a 4.5in down pipe with plenty of room around it.
6637(diy) intake
gauges
then if you have them money go for performance
chip tw, dp, php, beans everyone will have there preference personally would run any of them in my truck
hpop depending on your miles yours could be getting weak and will support bigger injectors if you install them later

2002 F-250 XLT 4x4 offroad extended cab short bed
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4-4.5in down pipe 5in back exhaust, 6637 filter, backup camera, gauges,
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Ok thanks guys thinking just going to do exhaust intake and tunner for now. The truck has 285k on it plan is to buy this truck run for a year and pay it off then trade for a 6.4
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another thing would be to do a fuel regulated return, really help out with fuel economy and make that 7.3 alil happier.

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Ok sweet man anything to same some fuel is good too
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There's nothing cheap about a diesel, turbo is a grand or two injectors are about that, tranny a few thousand if you wanted to go that route

My avatar is my goal for the 7.3
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4 inch. 5 inch is just a different sound really. No performance. Gauges definitely. TS chip definitely. Maybe stage one injectors with the chip tuned for them if you feel you really need them

Dude you actually came back?? For me???? I'M TOUCHED!

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There's nothing cheap about a diesel, turbo is a grand or two injectors are about that, tranny a few thousand if you wanted to go that route
isn't that the truth!
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