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post #1 of 13 Old 11-02-2007, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Free HP???

alright I've had my truck for about a year now, this is my 1st ford and my 1st diesel, I've been reading and learning and trying to research everything I can since I've had it. Now my question is where is the free HP in these truck's? there's got to be ways to find to add little amount's of HP with out dropping some coin, I thought about porting out the stock intake elbow, I've race motorcycles nearly my whole life and a good port job went along, would it make a difference? or should I drop the $150 on a after market one? Or is all the HP your going to obtain lying within the tuners,turbo's injectors, and fuel pumps.

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Well to be honest about I think you should Spend the $350 and buy a KN&N cold air intake they help alot with HP and MPG. They take 30 mins max to install and if you make your own and ruin ur motor.... U will be pissed at your self cuz u where a tight *** if you want the hp in a diesel you have to fork out the big bucks!!!
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redstroker is the only person on the forum that would recommend the k&n. LOL

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specially since the OP already has an AFE stage 2
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Porting your intake elbow wont help, theres not much you can do really, you can do the zoodad mod however.

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the zoodad is the king.

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QUOTE=darsey715;314517]redstroker is the only person on the forum that would recommend the k&n. LOL[/QUOTE]


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You can get pretty decent HP and not spend a ton. You could get an Xcal2 or 3 with a mild tune and just run the stock exhaust and forget the gauges. As long as you don't road race it or something every day, you'll probably be ok without gauges. You could do this for $400, and when you're ready for more power, you already have the tuner and tunes available.

When you want more power, you could get the budget 4" exhaust from Farm Boy for around $300 shipped and gauges for as little as $200.

160+ HP for 900 bucks sure sounds cheap to me. I spent over 5k and weeks of work on my Integra and barely got the same 50% HP gain over stock.


I just noticed from your sig that you already have exhaust. So all you really need for a hot tune is a set of gauges.


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Nothing is free on these trucks! Trust me on this, I KNOW!!!!!! Adding the K&N is a waste of money and time. You already have an exhaust, look into the SCT and yes I do suggest gauges. I am sure there will be others along to offer up their advice. I am just an old lady who drives a slow old granny truck, but I bet I beat you to wal-wart! LOL

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but I bet I beat you to wal-wart! LOL
remember, everything is wal-mart's fault. LOL

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