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post #1 of 12 Old 07-28-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Need Some Help!

New to the forum.

I have been reading alot on here and learning, But I could really use the input from you more experianced guys on mods.

I gust Picked up 1999 F350 superduty crew cab LB 4x4 with the 7.3 powerstroke Dually. I have had 2 F250 powerstrokes before but never did any mods to them.

After reading on here about power chips, Im going to go with the wild mans 6 pos chip from TDP. 4" exhaust is on order already will be here tuesday. I have added the Edge insight for my gauges, works great. I have the exhaust temp thing coming also for the edge.

What i need from you guys is what other mods should I do before i order the chip. I was thinking of a cold air intake? what one? and what else is really needed for better fule millage.

I will use the truck as a daily driver and towing boats and trailers.
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A DIY Tymar style intake is the most popular.
Really the only other thing for mileage is to make sure that all your sensors are feeding correct info to the PCM and you aren't leaking fluids and brakes aren't stuck.



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With a 4" exhaust, intake and tunes you've covered the major inefficiencies of the stock 7.3L.

Like jesilavs said, regular maintenance is your biggest factor. Keep everything in correct working order and you should be good.

Popular intake is the DIY Tymar: Napa #6637 filter and a chunk of 4" exhaust pipe(you'll need all of what's in your kit but it's easy to find)


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I don't know if it will come in your exhaust kit, but a 4in. down pipe should also be added

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if you want a full intake kit you cant beat the price of the S&B unit... we run it on our work truck.... if your interested in a package deal i can set you up with the intake and the TW chip to save you some money

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Thanks everyone for the input. Ok next question, putting exhaust on after work. Is it possible to put the temp sensor in the down tube? Or does it have to be in specidic spot in manifold? And were is the best spot. Drilling and taping the manifold is gona suck.
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if your referring to the EGT/PYRO probe, you can install it in the downpipe, close to the exhaust oulet. Most though, install in the d/s manifold, before the uppipe.

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their is some debate on which spot is better.
most say its better to put the probe in the drivers side manifold.
it is a more accurate reading than the downpipe.

look into to cheap mods like the AIH delete and zoodad mods as well.
but exhaust intake chip and gauges are pretty much the start of a modiction.

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Thanks everyone for the input. Ok next question, putting exhaust on after work. Is it possible to put the temp sensor in the down tube? Or does it have to be in specidic spot in manifold? And were is the best spot. Drilling and taping the manifold is gona suck.

If you want accuracy, put it in the manifold pre up-pipe.
If you want easy install, put it in the down pipe. You can even buy a pre-tapped clamp so you only have to drill a hole in the exhaust.

I'd go in the manifold.

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