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Want to make some performance mods. Suggestions!?

New 7.3L owner. I am new to owning a diesel and i would like to make some changes on her! Any suggestions on what things would be better to do first? Exhaust, intake, tuner etc. Cant really afford to do them all at once
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Intake exhaust gauges tuner. Ccv mod hutch and harpoon mod would be good too.

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Ccv mod hutch and harpoon mod would be good too.
Can someone explain these mods?

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New 7.3L owner. I am new to owning a diesel and i would like to make some changes on her! Any suggestions on what things would be better to do first? Exhaust, intake, tuner etc. Cant really afford to do them all at once
I am a new 7.3 owner as well. I have only been visiting this site for a couple weeks now. Sit down and do some reading here and you will get an idea of what you are going to want to do. There are also alot of videos on youtube to help also. Seems like most folks start with intake, exhaust and gauges first. You are going to want gauges before going much further. The wicked wheel, a modified turbo impeller that is cheap and easy to install is also very popular easy upgrade.
You might want to post some information about your truck, what you use it for, your style of driving, and some idea of what you want to spend.

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Most people do intake, exhaust, gauges, and tunes. In that specific order too. That setup is the first stepping stone to build power. The faster you can get air in and out, the better.

We have many options available for all of those mods if you are interested. Check out our website at Diesel tuning products for Ford PowerStroke to check out the products we have available.

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Search ccv mod. Also hutch and harpoon mod. There are really good how to's on both of those. Basically the ccv mod reroutes the crank case gasses out of the engine instead of back into the intake. The first time you pull your cooler pipes you'll see a bunch of oil has collected at the boots. This will fix that.

The hutch and harpoon mods are done to your fuel system at the tank. They will fix the problematic tank setup these trucks come with. If your new to these trucks don't trust your fuel gauge past a quarter tank or so. Don't ask how I know ...

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Thanks for the suggestions! Sounds like everyone is recommending the DIY 6637 intake filter! This better than the bullydog air intake?

My truck is a blue 03 F350 crew cab dually. Found it in north carolina only had 60k miles on her. Stock motor nothing done to it auto tranny
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Want to make some performance mods. Suggestions!?

Intake exhaust gauges and tuner of course, like all have said, in that order. Make it breath good, (intake, exhaust) hook up monitoring devices (gauges) then, inject some steroids (tuner). Also, go over the maintenance thoroughly. Flush the radiator, trans, replace the fuel filter, switch to synthetic oil if you've not done so.

Follow these instructions and follow what these guys say and you will have many miles of fun and power. There will be other issue from time to time but this group has never failed me. Also remember, if you want to run camaros and mustangs and the like, buy a sports car. These mods make them pretty quick....for a truck. Just enjoy it for what it is. I know I do. Good luck and welcome.


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Want to make some performance mods. Suggestions!?

Oh, and if it helps, this is a 6637 air filter. Want to make some performance mods. Suggestions!?-imageuploadedbyautoguide1364229924.341230.jpg


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Oh, and if it helps, this is a 6637 air filter. Attachment 87402


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That does help thanks! Went to napa lastnight and they had a filter there for 65 bucks. Ended up finding one online for cheaper so its on its way!
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