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2001 F250 7.3L upgrade recommendations

I'm confused! I'm having a hard time finding reliable recommendations on how to upgrade my 2001 F250 for both fuel economy & performance. I use the truck mostly for support & company promotion on dirt/gravel roads & highway - no pulling, towing, or racing.
I've added a 4" turbo-back straight pipe exhaust, AirRaid intake, Fitch Fuel Cat, DP Tuner F5, 8" lift, traction bars, 38's, dual Yellow-top Optima batteries, 430 gears, performance transmission, John Wood VB, diff covers, Zmax, Royal Purple gear oil, tire balnce beads, ...
I'm not happy with my open AirRaid system and am looking to change.
My turbo seems to overload under heavy towing or spinning. Have looked at Banks Turbo Assembly pkg with Big Head Wastegate.
Am looking at replacing intercooler with Banks as well.
Shopping for dual ram air hood replacement but having no luck finding low enough price.
Thanks ahead of time for your help.
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I'm confused! I'm having a hard time finding reliable recommendations on how to upgrade my 2001 F250 for both fuel economy & performance. I use the truck mostly for support & company promotion on dirt/gravel roads & highway - no pulling, towing, or racing.
I've added a 4" turbo-back straight pipe exhaust, AirRaid intake, Fitch Fuel Cat, DP Tuner F5, 8" lift, traction bars, 38's, dual Yellow-top Optima batteries, 430 gears, performance transmission, John Wood VB, diff covers, Zmax, Royal Purple gear oil, tire balnce beads, ...
I'm not happy with my open AirRaid system and am looking to change.
My turbo seems to overload under heavy towing or spinning. Have looked at Banks Turbo Assembly pkg with Big Head Wastegate.
Am looking at replacing intercooler with Banks as well.
Shopping for dual ram air hood replacement but having no luck finding low enough price.
Thanks ahead of time for your help.
If you're going to go for a better intake, S&B is awesome. It's one of the cheapest, is encased in a box, & just as easy to install. As far as turbo upgrades; if you're looking to upgrade, try to keep off the Banks stuff if you can. Check out the Wicked Wheel. It's the same exact thing as the Banks wheel(which is the same exact thing as a '94.5-early '99 wheel), for a lot less. The BigHead WGA I really like, but again you might be able to find a cheaper alternative. The Technicooler is the same deal; I really like it, but found ICs from other brandname manufacturers for less. Do some more shopping & you'll be happy.

"HEAVY" 2001 F-250 XLT 4x4 EC SB:
TW 6pos chip, S&B CAI, Monster 4" exhaust w/ Power Elbow, Big Head WGA, Technicooler, ITP boost fooler, Gen 1 Wicked Wheel, Six-Gun Tuner, Optima Yellow Tops, AutoMeter(Boost, Trans, EGT), CCV mod, MTS TC, MTS valve body, Trans Tech performance rebuild kit, TransGo shift kit, Hornblasters 242 Shocker Train Horns.

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