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post #1 of 12 Old 04-22-2009, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Help a newbie out!!!!!

I just got me an 03 crew cab f250 4x4 with the 7.3.It's bone stock.I'm looking to get a programmer,full exhaust,intake,etc.........I want you guys to tell me what you guys would put on it if it was yours.I have read this forum from top to bottom,and got some seriously good info on all this stuff but I want some simple info on which programmer and exhaust you would put on your truck if you had to do it all over again.For example:MBRP PRO SERIES TURBO BACK,BANKS AIR INTAKE KIT, and the BANKS SIX GUN.If you have the info on the best place to buy them that would be great too.I'm new to diesel performance so If you think of some other stuff (cheaper stuff) fell free to add.I'm not looking to make a race car out of it or anything, I just want to let out some of the power out that I know is being held back.I'll be using the truck mainly for a driver/off road recovery(I work for a towing company).Not much towing other than a single motorcycle trailer.If that info helps you at all.Thanks for the help guys!!
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stay away from banks... do a diy airfilter or get you a afe.. if you dont want a whole exhaust just straight pipe it and do a kitty delete if you have one. for programmer your not gonna want a programmer your gonna want a chip. any custom tunes will be fine like swamps, tony wildman, dp tuner, power hungry performance are all good tuners. but you are gonna want gauges befor you get a chip.
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first off welcome to the Org bud....

here are my suggestions

S&B intake
MBRP exhaust
Gauges (boost, pyro, trans temp)
and a custom tuned chip like the TW chip....

we can get you a package deal on everything if your interested... will save you some money

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custom tuned chips are 10x's better than the canned tunes

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Thanks for all the advice guys! Raul....pm sent.
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Yep, get custom tunes or your trans will go poof. Stay away from edge and banks. Raul has Tony Wildman tunes which are great. I run an AFE stage 2 intake and a farmboys diesel turbo back 4" exhaust with no muff and also have isspro gauges.

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This is just my two cents and im just a noob too, but im going to do A Cat and muff delete, gauges, then a DP, AFE after than prolly just a tip and stay that way for awhile, a way to cut some money down on mods is do your own exhaust for now and then get mbrp later on.
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imo a bigger exhaust is only needed for a higher hp truck. yes a 4in would be nice but just doing a free flowing muffler would be well worth the couple hundred bucks saved.
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well yeah, but if he is looking at spending more on a chip, then wouldnt it be more reasonable for now to go with 4in free flowing? only spending bout 30 bucks?
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what you mean 4in free flowing? only spending 30 bucks
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