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wow - really low miles for an 05. One thing I think most people who spend time with diesel trucks will agree on, they do not like to sit for long periods of time. One more thing, they need to be driven relatively hard (commons sense should be friend here) from time to time.
After reading the above links, your order of items you want should probably include gauges first, everything else second. You really want to know what your truck is doing before you start adding power, or throwing money at problems that may not exist (yet.) Mechanical or electronic gauges is your choice, but for both bang-for-your-buck performance and simplicity, many people really like the Edge Insight CS or CTS.
Then, after you see what all is going on, decide how much more power do I want and how much am I willing to pay? From there you work backward. Figure out what you will need to upgrade/fix.
This is all assuming you have addressed the most glaring maintenance issues (for gold coolant for example).
05 F250 King Ranch crew cab - bone stock for now, new to me April 2013, 56K miles
05 Volvo S60R, 300+ hp and AWD
09 Audi A4 Qautro 2.0T, AWD and 30 mpg!
06 Malibu LSV Wakesetter, 383 stroker
13 Coachmen 320BHDS - 10K lake house on wheels
81 Jeep CJ-8 (in progress); 5.7 HEMI; LJ (extended) frame, 3.5 RE lift, flatty fenders