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I'm lookin to get a little more power out of my '01 F350. I've been towing my trail rig around with it, it pulls it no problem, but i wouldn't mind havin some more power without spending a ton of cash. the truck is a bone stock dually with 190,000 miles on. Any ideas what i can do without going broke?
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i would say get gauges first....

then if you have a lil more to spend straight pipe your stock exhaust, do the DIY intake.. and get a custom tuned TW chip.....


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i would say get gauges first....

then if you have a lil more to spend straight pipe your stock exhaust, do the DIY intake.. and get a custom tuned TW chip.....
Great advise... Get a boost, pyro (EGT), and tranny temp gauges would be the 3 gauges that you need. With a 3 gauge pillar pod will set you back about $300 for a good set. Cut off your stock muffler and weld in a piece of pipe is cheap and will do what you need it to do. DIY intake can be done for $50 or less. Then you'll be ready for the chip.

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i've been throwing the straight pipe idea around for a while, but i've aso been thinkin about a 4" kit, but that will set me back quite a bit. i've also been looking into the guage kits, which i think will be the first thing i'll do. i'm running a stock tranny, and with 2 trail rigs on a trailer, will my tranny have to be touched at all?
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any other cheap mods out there? i've read about this "big boost" device that is said to improve mileage and torque
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No such thing as a "big boost" device... but I would suggest a valve body for the tranny and a good chip... along with the intake and exhaust above and leave it there...

Gauges - 300
Exhaust - 275
Chip - 100-400
Intake - 75
valve body - 300??

You can save some money on your chip by just having your PCM burned with a tune... that is under a hundred... or just watch the classified section and pick up a used one.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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