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Hi Guys! I am new to the diesel scene, but not new to turbo's and DIY builds. I've done some researching and I need help with which way to go for gauges and tune. My boss let me borrow his power pup with a basic tune just to get the bug started and it worked. I want to keep cost down, but I dont mind spending money on what needs to be. Not looking for huge power and not looking to blow the tranny up right away. I am pretty set on a DPtuner and I like the clean install and function of a digital gauge display but I haven't put together what I need or where to buy from. Haven't dropped the idea of mech. gauges either though.


My truck is bone stock power wise, 01' f250. I plan on 4in. ex and afeII intake.

I am overwhelming myself, I just want to do it right the first time around and as quickly as possible. Thanks for help in advance! -Rick

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their are a few options you can do in digital...

quadzilla commander is one of them...

the dash daq is another but is very expensive...

i would recommend the intake and exhaust before you put the tuner on...

here are some of our gauge kits: Stealth Automotive. Gauge Kits

i like the look of analog gauges better.... when i had both digital and analog i found myself looking at the pillar gauges more than the digital... to me they were easier to read

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just look around at a few sponsors on here. dp tuner or ts with tony wildman tunes are what i hear the 7.3 guys are talkin about. theres some great guys on here that can help you out with any questions you got

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+1 for raul, great guy and easy to deal with!

and welcome to the org! or should i say addiction...

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You don't just throw extra ponies at a stock drivetrain!!! You will have problems!! First is gauges, I like Isspro, next you need a better flowing intake and exhaust to keep EGT's under control. You can do the homemade TYMAR, Stage II or my recommendation the Ford AIS, for the AIS go to powerstrokeshop.comFord Parts and Ford Diesel Parts at Powerstroke Shop and ask for Bob tell him I sent you. For exhaust, you don't need a 4" exhaust, I know this goes against the grain, but it's true, the restricton is the muffler, either straight pipe it or install the Walker BTM muffler, then you need to support the auto trans, a valvebody from BTS or my favorite FTVB, will do the trick. Now and only now is the time to add more ponies. I agree Jody is the man. I buy direct from him. Tunes are up to you. PM me with any ?

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Tony or Jody for your tunes, and a good valve body in the tranny.

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For exhaust, you don't need a 4" exhaust, I know this goes against the grain, but it's true, the restricton is the muffler, either straight pipe it or install the Walker BTM mufflerNCH
I dont know if i'd agree with that. Sure the muffler is resrictive, but i'd say the downpipe has a much more of an effect on the flow or the egt's

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I dont know if i'd agree with that. Sure the muffler is resrictive, but i'd say the downpipe has a much more of an effect on the flow or the egt's

On a OBS, you would be correct, but on the superdutys they have a mandrel bent 3.25" down pipe to begin with. It is almost the EXCACT same size as the turbo outlet. 70% or better of the restriction on the factory exhaust is the POS factory muffler.

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You don't just throw extra ponies at a stock drivetrain!!! You will have problems!! First is gauges, I like Isspro, next you need a better flowing intake and exhaust to keep EGT's under control. You can do the homemade TYMAR, Stage II or my recommendation the Ford AIS, for the AIS go to powerstrokeshop.comFord Parts and Ford Diesel Parts at Powerstroke Shop and ask for Bob tell him I sent you. For exhaust, you don't need a 4" exhaust, I know this goes against the grain, but it's true, the restricton is the muffler, either straight pipe it or install the Walker BTM muffler, then you need to support the auto trans, a valvebody from BTS or my favorite FTVB, will do the trick. Now and only now is the time to add more ponies. I agree Jody is the man. I buy direct from him. Tunes are up to you. PM me with any ?

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Interesting,but don't you think a 4" exhaust & down pipe flows better than a 2" pipe.Now a 5" your talking go juice.
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Interesting,but don't you think a 4" exhaust & down pipe flows better than a 2" pipe.Now a 5" your talking go juice.

huh??? Who is talking about a 2" pipe...

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