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I am fairly new to the mods. I have an 03 6.0PSD SC. I am going to start to do mods and was wondering where to start. I am mostly looking into better fuel milage. I do some towing in the summer. I figure exhaust, gauges, intake, programmer. Any help is appreciated. I am ready to start ordering some things (not all at once) and need guidance on where to start
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In this order is the usual recommendation...

Gauges/Zoodad
Exhaust
Programmer (SCT with a tow tune definitely)
and then Intake.



Hit up any of the SCT vendors on here, most of them have package deals to get you started.

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Industrial Injection 190cc injectors; FASS 150/180; ITP Regulated Return
'03 Turbo Swap; Zex N2O Dry Shot; CFM Smallmouth Intake Elbow
Zoodad w/ Predator Screen; MBRP 4" Cool Duals Straight Piped
EGR Delete w/ full manifold; Coolant Bypass Filter; Train Horns
Eclipse AVN62D; High Idle Mod; BFG ATs 285-65/20s

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Sounds like a good start. I was thinking exhaust and gauges before tuner. I don't plan on the Zoodad since we have a lot of snow and rain
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Hey 2003PSD I see you are over in Cleveland - I am near Erie. Have you dealt with Larry from Discount Power Parts? He is located in Pittsburgh - Baden to be exact. Anyways he set me up with my exhaust/quadzilla commander and SCT tuned by Innovative. Larry is great to work with and not to far away from you if you wanted to take a drive.

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If you're going to tune it... start putting away money for headstuds. You WILL need them.

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Sounds like a good start. I was thinking exhaust and gauges before tuner. I don't plan on the Zoodad since we have a lot of snow and rain
That'll work too.

Rain/snow is a debate with the zoodads. There are homemade and premade
screens that help with debris in the there. I havent had any problems with rain yet myself. As for snow, we have been really shorted on that this year.

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DashDAQ Series II; ARP Headstuds; AFE Stage 2 XP Intake w/ Proguard 7
Industrial Injection 190cc injectors; FASS 150/180; ITP Regulated Return
'03 Turbo Swap; Zex N2O Dry Shot; CFM Smallmouth Intake Elbow
Zoodad w/ Predator Screen; MBRP 4" Cool Duals Straight Piped
EGR Delete w/ full manifold; Coolant Bypass Filter; Train Horns
Eclipse AVN62D; High Idle Mod; BFG ATs 285-65/20s

Truck- 12.51sec @ 108mph @ ~7700lbs (1/4 mi)
Cooler- 39.93sec @ 12.12mph @ ~180lbs (1/8 mi)

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In this order is the usual recommendation...

Gauges/Zoodad
Exhaust
Programmer (SCT with a tow tune definitely)
and then Intake.



Hit up any of the SCT vendors on here, most of them have package deals to get you started.

+1 for this route. I already got my zoodad done. Next, gauges, then FBD TB straight pipe, finally SCT with custom tunes.

We'll have to see where I go from there.
If the ca$h is avalible I'd like to do alot more

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Doin mods as cash comes! I am still debating the Zoodad, I could always make a custom one at work with a cover when it snows I guess. Does it help that much? So I think it will be
Gauges & Exhaust at the same time first.
Then I will get a programmer and for economy and tow (until I do head studs $$$)
Intake last? I don't know for sure, but isn't it better to have the 6.0 with as much air in and out as possible?
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