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my list of mods for my truck, hwo does it sound?

ok, let me know how all this sounds.

already has 20% tint on front sides, and 5% on rear sides, and rear.

first off, within the next week, ill have:

4" superlift rear block kit
M/T classic 2 18X10
M/T 325/65/18 (35/13/5/18) ATZ's

then within the next couple weeks:

JL stealthbox
JL 250/1 amp

then later on:

westin bull bar with 2 KC daylighters
uniden bearcat scanner
4 way strobe kit
maybe a set of clear strobes in the grill too
siren/speaker setup (just to messw ith friends)
MBRP 4" turboback SS hollow out my cat, and do a muffler delete
bugflector
LINE-X bedliner
and last, but NOT LEAST.......










TRUCKNUTZ!!!!

any other idea's?
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how about throwin in some gauges and an sct for power

looks like yur gonna have a badazz lookin rig though!!!

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im not a fan of guages. i only have a wideband setup, and fuel press. guage in my cobra because i need too, because of the tune, making sure the fuels pumps are functioning properly, and to see if i have to change the tune or not, for different temp's, altitudes, ect.

im thinking about just buying SCT and jsut running around on there economy power tune, but i dont want to blow my truck up, or void my warranty, and i do know that the SCT reset's the counter, because it did in the cobra.

so no on the guages, and maybe on the SCT.
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You can look in my garage to see how 35's on 18's will look, that's what I had on my old 7.3 unless you already know how they look.

As for the gauges, I would at least get an EGT gauge, and if you're going to tow anything or haul heavy loads very often get a trans temp gauge as well. A boost gauge really isn't necessary if you don't want it. I ran my 7.3 without gauges for the time I had it, but I didn't drag race or sled pull, rarely hauled heavy loads or towed. Most will advise them, but it's your option.

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You can look in my garage to see how 35's on 18's will look, that's what I had on my old 7.3 unless you already know how they look.

As for the gauges, I would at least get an EGT gauge, and if you're going to tow anything or haul heavy loads very often get a trans temp gauge as well. A boost gauge really isn't necessary if you don't want it. I ran my 7.3 without gauges for the time I had it, but I didn't drag race or sled pull, rarely hauled heavy loads or towed. Most will advise them, but it's your option.
i honestly think guages are stupid if all im running is exhaust for performance. i know there are tons of high mileage 6.0's that have never had gauges, and are fine. and my truck comes with a stock boost guage, so definently no need for that.

im not going to be sled pulling or anything. i do pull a 30' race car trailer though, but thats not very often.
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What is the weight of the trailer? If it's heavy with the car and trailer combined i'd at least get an EGT gauge just for peace of mind on grades and acceleration. But, if it's not often, and you're light on the skinny pedal then don't worry about it if you don't want.

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If you are pulling a trailer that big, I would def say get an exhaust guage. There is a good looking dual pod that goes around factory cluster that looks pretty sweet. Just thought I would let ya know...better safe than sorry IMO.


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empty trailer about 7K, loaded down, tanks full, with car, and tools, probably getting near 20K.
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with 20k behind you and the truck, that's almost 30k the truck has to keep moving. All diesels should come with gauges from the factory. If you leave it stock, I wouldn't worry about it. Stock truck isn't going to let you hurt it. But if yo chip it, invest in the gauges and be safe, no sorry.

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yeah, if i go chip, its a different ballgame. but the exhaust will actually lower EGT's, so its even less of a problem. and my stock cat will be hollowed out, so i can still pass VA inspection, but my county doenst have emissions, so i dont care about that. and that will lower EGT's even more.
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