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Hi everyone. I just recently bought a 99 1/2' f250 7.3 with 128,000 on it. Im new to the diesel world and was wondering what would be the best steps to take to push a little performance out of it and get a little more mpg out of it as well. Best intake systems, exhaust, programmers, chips, other parts as well.
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I highly recomend mbrp 4" straight pipe. Awesome sound and lower exhaust gas temperatures (EGT) I think mine was around $260
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I did the homemade 6637 intake mod, bought used ISSPRO gages on a pillar pod and then a used 6 position chip with fresh PHP tunes. I just did a hutch mod kit from Driven Diesel and am waiting on my 4" downpipe with 5" Diamond Eye exhaust. I am pretty much done after this exhaust. I am pretty happy with my performance. The term "best" has everything to do with what meets your expectations. Mine was a dependable driver that could pull my boat, carry all the kids and still accelerate respectably in traffic. I get 16 mpg in a 4x4 crew cab and that is stomping it everywhere. Cruise control at 77 mph on interstate with 3.73 gears got me 18 mpg on a recent 6 hour trip. How quick do you want to make it, how much money do you want to spend and how reliable do you need it? Those are pretty good questions to get started with. There are one or two forums associated with our trucks and engines, read a lot and make an educated decision.


2000 F350 Crew Cab 7.3 liter 4x4 short bed, 6 pos w/PHP, 6637 filter, hutch, harpoon, 4" downpipe, 5" exhaust, ISSPRO gages, 305 series tires, stock suspension with level kit up front, '05 headlight mod.
2001 F250 ECSB 4x4 - sold
2001 F250 CCSB 2WD -sold
2002 F250 ECSB 4x4 lifted -sold
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thank you..ill look at all those options..i want it to be dependable. it will be my DD until i get a little car but want enough power to get up and go and show these little honda's what real power is.
4x4 crew cab short box
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Yep, intake, exhaust, chip and gauges. My choices that I went with are in my signature.

01 f250CCSB, 285/75/16 GY duratracs, 4 inch diamond eye straight pipe, riff raff 6637, php Phoenix chip, tru-cool, riffraff billet wheel, isspro EGT gauge and torque app.
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6637 intake.

mbrp or diamond eye exhaust.

6 pos chip from php, gearhead, tony Wildman.

egt and trans temp gauges autometer or isspro.

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Dad-2000 7.3 108k miles, Autometer Gauges, Superchips 1705, RR AIH Delete, 6637, 4" Diamond Eye, BD Billet Wheel, TruCool Max
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Great advice in the above comments, if your going to do any towing swap out the trasnmission cooler for the one that comes in the 6.0L trucks.

2001 7.3L CCSRW 4X4
Airiad Intake 4" Flo-Pro Exhaust
ISSPRO EGT/Transmission
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