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Suggestions to spice up a 2004 F350 6.0L diesel

We have a 2004 F350 Supercab 6.0L diesel and am looking to improve power, for towing our 26' trailer, and improve gas mileage.

I am not looking to race the truck, simply give it a little more power when towing on mountain passes. Getting a few more miles per gallon would also be nice as well.

I have been told to get a Superchip and K&N filter, and with that, should meet my objectives. The chip apparently boosts the HP and the filter improves air flow through the system.

My question is, given your experience, is the Superchip/filter the answer, or is some other product(s) better, ie. Banks, Edge Evolution, etc.??

Also, is the K&N filter really a help; some say, they really don't do much more that the standard filter for the Ford truck. Appreciate any thoughts/

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4" Turbo Back exhaust, afe or airraid intake,(NO K&N), and a programmer will help. U could do those 3 for less than a G. Those will mark your bigggest gains in hp, torque and Mpg.

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but if you go that far spend the extra 150.00 and get a set of gauges tranny temp, boost, and pyro.
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you can do without the intake the stocker will flow good enough and filter great, with any programer you really need guages, a 4" turboback exhaust is optimal, but if its not in the budget straight piping the stock exh will help lower egts

the ONLY way to go with a programmer is the sct with custom tuning you can have a tow file written that will let you pull anything you want like its not back there

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Which SCT tuner are you referring to? It sounds interesting.

If I understand the suggestions so far, I should focus on a tuner and a 4 inch exhaust flow; not so much the filter?

What size is the current exhaust on my stock F350?.....thought it was 4"?

Given I live in Canada, what kind of cost for each piece, plus installation, will it cost me if I buy the parts in the USA when we head south this winter, through Nevada and onto Arizona?

Is there a dealer/supplier of choice that I should go to for the purchase and installation?.
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Hang On! Hopefully a dealer will chime in from this forum. Check out the main page and you will find local dealers that offer deals on this forum. Good Luck with your mods!!

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Your stock pipe is 3.5" the 4" will help it breathe much better, I started with a programmer, and the exhaust lowered my exhaust temps a ton, which helps gain a few mpgs too.

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