Originally Posted by Mtn.Tamer
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
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.