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Old 04-15-2014, 07:04 PM
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Turbo or programmer

I have a 00 f350 dually 6 Speed manual 2wd. It's a slow build and I'm doing multiple projects. It was suggested i do a turbo upgrade, 6-stage programmer, cold air. I need new tires (35/12.5/17) and also doing a level kit in the front. So I cannot afford to do all at once. So either the upgraded turbo or programmer will have to wait. Which makes more sense to do first and if possible...why. Also, I was told the cold air upgrade is more of a waste than asset.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:45 PM
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If money is budgeted....
Straight pipe the exhaust , a bit easier breathing and $75'ish tops

6637 intake setup , not good looking , but works and under $75 with 4" pipe piece and filter

At a Minimum get an EGT and Boost gauge

Chip - settings - get a stock , tow , high idle , econo and all out tune. $400'ish

You have no need for a turbo right now unless the current one is bad or failing.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:50 PM
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Don't bother with a new turbo for now.

Don't get a chip if you can't afford gauges.

Get exhaust, intake and gauges first. Then the next step is tunes.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:58 PM
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I did the straight pipe. Well I have the stock pipe straight piped back to a 4" tip. Thought about doing a 4" pipe to a 5" tip...not sure it would matter. The programmer I was looking at has a 6 stage change on the fly with all the gauges. I've had no issues with the current turbo. And I'm not 100% sure the cost of the cold air is worth it. Performance shops will sell you a dream. Right now I am after best bang for buck, then I'll go into the extras not needed.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:06 PM
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The intake is like $50 and definitely worth it

DIY 6637 intake

Google it
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:10 PM
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Already looking it up. Thanks for the help. Looks like programmer and air it is
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:37 PM
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get good tunes dont buy a crappy generic programmer like bully dog, edge etc.

php, powerstruck, dp, gearhead, no limit tuning etc.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:15 PM
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And again, as others have mentioned here, when tuning your truck, regardless of whose tuning you use, make sure gauges are in your budget too. Its best when adding power, to make sure you can monitor the health of your engine as well.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:44 PM
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if you do the above mods and feel the need for more, or experience turbo surge

look into adding a billet compressor wheel from either bd, riffraff, or dieselsite.

they are a great upgrade especially if you eventually get stage 1's.
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