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Old 08-02-2013, 04:32 PM
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Sold my Duramax and got an 01 F350 7.3. I am ignorant to Fords, so I need your advice on the Top 5 most beneficial mods. Thanks guys.
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Sold my Duramax and got an 01 F350 7.3. I am ignorant to Fords, so I need your advice on the Top 5 most beneficial mods. Thanks guys.
Welcome, and congrats on the new truck.

First I would start with an intake. Most people run a DIY 6637 intake. Check out riff raff diesel for a kit.

Second I would do an exhaust upgrade. A 4" turbo back exhaust is what most people run. There are lots of brands and places to get them so just do some shopping around and look for a good deal.

Next would be gauges. I always recommend ISSPRO as I run them on all of my trucks. They are a bit pricey but they are the best, and why cheap out on something so important to the health of your engine and transmission? If you have an automatic I would get pyro/boost/trans temp gauges. If you have a 6 speed then get just pyro and boost.

Lastly I would do a 6 position chip. I recommend PHP for your tunes. You can get a 6 position rotary style chip for $295 from Bill, or get his new Hydra for $425 and you can have up to 16 tunes, and use other companies tunes as well as Bill's.

All of these mods will really wake up your truck, lower EGT's, and improve fuel economy. Best of all they won't break the bank. Hope this helps and if you have any questions about anything I said please feel free to ask.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:46 PM
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01crewcab7.3 hit the nail on the head. I couldn't add anymore useful info if I wanted to.
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Thank you for taking the time. I will be picking it up monday and will keep you guys posted on my progress.

I like the idea of a 6 position switch. I don't need a 16. I hada 2 position efilive on my last truck and I barely ever changed it.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:44 PM
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Thank you for taking the time. I will be picking it up monday and will keep you guys posted on my progress.

I like the idea of a 6 position switch. I don't need a 16. I hada 2 position efilive on my last truck and I barely ever changed it.
You bet. Yeah, just showing the different options out there.
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That's def a good top 5
Then 6-10 I would say
I'd add switch your coolant to some ELC - I'm running zerex
Then coolant filter & trans filter set up
Hpx & fpx
6.0 trans cooler
Hutch & harpoon
Then ww2 or comparable wheel
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Much agreed to what above poster said. As for the exhaust, make it straight piped. You can get a diamond eye stainless for under $300.

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Much agreed to what above poster said. As for the exhaust, make it straight piped. You can get a diamond eye stainless for under $300.

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Good catch. Could of sworn I said straight pipe. Guess that's what I get for swearin'

Also I would look into a BTS Valvebody with the 6.0 transmission cooler.
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Post up sme pics when you get it! What year duramax did you have?
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