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Old 07-28-2007, 04:36 PM
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'00 7.3 where do i begin to start to add performance? still stock after all these years!!
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I'd go with gauges first, then exhaust, then intake, then a chip. But don't do a chip until you get gauges first. After the gauges you can pretty much go any route you feel like, but definately gauges first. Daaamn dead horse...kick that mother a few more times...Did I say gauges first? lol
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-- The intake and exhaust will help your truck breath if its chipped - not a whole lotta difference on a non chipped truck...but there is some especially the sound!
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thanks for the fast response!! I think I will need to start with $$ LOL
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:49 PM
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Check with the vendors on the site...they can help with anything.
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thanks for the fast response!! I think I will need to start with $$ LOL
HAHAHA - thats for d@mn sure! but, if you do some searching...you can find some great deals!

exhaust - if you don't live in a harsh climate, then you dont have to pay extra for stainless, alumanized will work (i'm in okla, so texas should'nt be any different) and that will save you - I got mine 4" from the turbo back w/cat delete and high flow muffler for $300 delivered...

intakes - I found a stage 1 intake from AFE on ebay for $80 and bought a $20 pre-filter just to be sure I get as much filtration as possible... had my intake (although I will want to upgrade sometime in the future, but what I have should last quite a while) and my exhaust on my truck for less than $400...

just read thru the forums and don't be afraid to search for deals and you'll be able to make you $$$ go as far as they can!
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:39 PM
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I am actually a txn lost in south carolina, the climate is the same. Not sure if i should start messing with the truck?? only have about 140000 miles and knock on would no problems at all!!
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Ah, sorry Just saw the name

as for messin with the truck - its all up to you - that truck still has a lot of life in it and can be woken up a bit with those minor mods... intake, exhaust, guages or monitor, chip or tuner - for less than $1500... probaby about $1000 all together ifyou do some bargain hunting...

then its all up to how you drive - it will do better towing, get slightly better gas mileage, and have some extra power as long as its not abused and will still last a long time
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:54 PM
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That does not sound too bad on the cash end!! Heck spent more then that on tires today!! LOL
Maybe should look into it, do pull a 5th wheel just feel only get full power in cooler weather??
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You can get tow settings to help with towing your 5er..

exhaust > $300 - $500
intake > $150 - $350
guages/monitor & chip/tuner > $600 - $800

Thats what you should be able to find stuff for - heck, most vendors have packages with that exact stuff to come all at once Or you can mix and match and see what kind of deal they can do for ya
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