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01 F350 Need gauges

This is my 1st 7.3 crew cab sb, It is stock right now, but I would like to install a tuner and a air box and some day a larger exhaust, so I Need a set of gauges, EGT,Boost. looking for a good used set, what do u have
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I would reccomend buying a new set of gauges and a brand name so they last and you get the quality.

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This is my 1st 7.3 crew cab sb, It is stock right now, but I would like to install a tuner and a air box and some day a larger exhaust, so I Need a set of gauges, EGT,Boost. looking for a good used set, what do u have
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You're in the same boat that I was in and am SLOWLY pulling myself out of. Before you get to your tuner, you need to get your exhaust and your air intake done. I'd suggest the napa 6637 air filter over K&N or any other brand that we would normally trust. You can get a 6637 filter off fleetfilter for $4X.XX shipped to your door.

Second, I would definitely upgrade your exhaust. I went with 4" MBRP Exhaust (Turbo-back). You could go straight pipe or with resonator for these. Alot of people suggest just straight pipe, I went with the resonator.

Third, (which is where I am now) order in your gauges with that current setup and get an understanding of your baseline. Once your baseline is 100% up to par (you've ironed out all of your mechanical problems, etc)... then get ready for the last stage.

Fourth, get that chip. I'm going with Tony Wildman. Alot of guys here use PHP, Beans, Tony Wildman, but they are all TS6 position chips. Which is what you should be looking at. Don't waste your time with something that isn't SPECIFICALLY designed for your exact vehicle.

Then, you get into the world of "do I want to cross the 400hp mark?" "Do I want to get up to 22mpg in the city?" "Do I want to be able to tow a Wal-Mart out of its own parking lot?" But everyone should have their truck, chipped, gauged, and breathing right.
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^whs but I'd also look at gearhead along with php, beans and TW.I have glowshift gauges and have been happy, but save up and get isspro or autometer, or if you can find dipricol. Look at diamond eye for the exhaust, no need to overpay for a brand name piece of pipe. Also don't expect more than 20mpg. You have a 4ton truck that will tow whatever you want, they don't get good mpgs. People often believe the lie-o-meter/lie about their mpg these don't get good mpgs.

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Honestly if you straight pipe your stock exhaust it will flow plenty enough for just a chip.

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^whs but I'd also look at gearhead along with php, beans and TW.I have glowshift gauges and have been happy, but save up and get isspro or autometer, or if you can find dipricol. Look at diamond eye for the exhaust, no need to overpay for a brand name piece of pipe. Also don't expect more than 20mpg. You have a 4ton truck that will tow whatever you want, they don't get good mpgs. People often believe the lie-o-meter/lie about their mpg these don't get good mpgs.
If you know you're not going to go with more mods later (injectors/turbo) PHP will be cheaper for tunes. If you need to change tunes for more mods later, Gearhead has free reburns.

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If you know you're not going to go with more mods later (injectors/turbo) PHP will be cheaper for tunes. If you need to change tunes for more mods later, Gearhead has free reburns.
Tony Wildman does free reburns, too, on TW chips.
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Thanks for the input, what do you guys think about the S&B air system?
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I would just go with a 6637 mod. I Love it. I also did a zoodad mod and a battery box mod. Also get the straight pipe before anything else... its cheap. I made stacks using 5" emt conduit. downpipe back for free.
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