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Question stock F250!!!! Need ideas

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about a month ago i bought a 2000 F250 7.3 turbo and i love it, don't mind the fuel mileage (18 in the city with a 6 speed manual). but it is bone stock..... really would like to make some changes. looking at:

-New intake
-New exhaust
-Programmer
-body lift
-set of 35's

i've had my fair share of gas runnin trucks so i know the market for aftermarket stuff for them but this is my first diesel so i need as much info as possible. also would like to know the down and dirty on programmers. chips vs. programmer?? or do they work together??? i have no idea about this stuff... as much help as possible would be appreciated

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diy intake(search on here)
diamond eye 4" exhaust
ts performance chip with custom tunes(php, beans, etc).
NO!!!!!!!!!!!! to the body lift. if you can't afford a good lift leave it alone
level kit and you can clear 33 maybe 35s with some trimming

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DIY intake as states using the 6637 filter. Any 4" turbo back exhaust will work, brand doesn't make a difference. Get yourself a set of good gauges ( I recommend ISSPRO) boost, and pyro. The. Get yourself a custom tuned chip. I recommend php's Phoenix. $295 for 6 custom tunes of your choice. You will be amazed at your new truck with those mods.


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Yes, pleaseeeeeee no body lift. Just put a 2" add-a-leaf on the front, and you'll clear 35s with minor trimming or no trimming. I trimmed a little bit of the plastic fender on mine, and they turn great now. Everyone else has hit the nail on the head with the other mods. 6637, gauges, 4" exhaust, and PHP chip.

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I'm doing the diy intake and a 4" exhaust, body lift ill wait on if if i can get away with adding a leaf spring that will fit 35's. Now to the chip, what's everyones opinion of the Tony wildman 6pos? And really wondering how they hook to the truck

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Tony is a tuner, and one of the better ones. The chip is a TS chip. The nice thing about it is you can run all the tunes, you're not limited to one tuner. TW, PHP, and Beans are the big three I've heard of. I'm running PHP tunes, and had the pleasure of chatting with both Bill and Tony at an event PHP hosted. Both are great guys and will talk with you to ensure you get the best tunes for your application.

Get the idea of a body lift out of your head. Aside from the safety concerns that come with them, there's too many other things that you have to modify in order to not hate life.

Do your performance mods before you get a chip, as they can make a difference in the tunes. I only have intake and exhaust, which, while needed, don't make a big difference in tunes. If you get bigger injectors, bigger turbo, etc, those will make a difference.

My truck was chipped in it's previous life, so install was simple for me, and I couldn't tell you the process for a virgin truck.

I also put on a John Woods valve body to cure the hard shifting a chip can cause. Works great. You also want at least a pyro gauge before all else. Letting your EGT cool before shutting down will extend turbo life. Don't run a K&N (or similar) filter, as you will dust your turbo.

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here we go again but another stupid question, so i looked up the difference between chips and programmers. can you run a programmer (something you can upload into your ecm) and have 6 different settings? im guessing not. sooo if i installed a chip how would a guy change the different settings and how hard is it to install a chip? really appreciate all the help

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K&N Intake worth a damn?

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K&N Intake worth a damn?
No is the short answer

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