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NEW DIESEL OWNER NEEDS ADVICE!!!

hey guys, i have just bought a 2000 f250 with 232,000 miles, 4x4 ext. cab 8 foot bed psd. This is my first powerstroke i have owned. i have a side biz where i offer a jack of all trades services. i was wondering what you guys suggest for upgrades for the truck. it is a completely stock truck. i'm not going to race it or nothing, just looking for some more power,torque, fuel mileage, and better towing. the truck is going to be used as a daily driver and for the side biz. i was looking at exhaust, adjustable programmer, cold air intake, air bags for the rear, and would like to find a low profile utility bed so i can still be able to tow a 5th wheel and gooseneck. so i am asking you guys what you suggest to do, who is the best brand to use, and any other helpful info. thanks guys
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Sounds like you already have your wish list started.
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thanks! haha yea it keeps growing, i wish christmas was here lol! Do you have any recommendations on what manufacture to use for my wish list? Are they good starting points or a waist of money? thanks for the help
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If your on a budget... Get the napa filter 6637 for the intake along with a short piece of 4" exhaust tubing. Then have a muffler shop make you some exhaust pipes to delete the cat (if you have one) and the muffler. Then I'd get a 6 position chip from Tony Wildman at Total Diesel Performance

And don't forget gauges to monitor your EGTs and Trans temperature.

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One thing I wouldn't cheap out on is the gauges though... I first bought the Glo-Shift gauges and they didn't last 9 months. Buy a quality set of gauges and they will last... auto meter is a great brand!

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yep, agree with ^...and I like rugby for bed's thats what I have, the built my own side boards. isso pro ev's are good guages too. Lits of good info here link. And depending on state check here for some local help/info http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/chapters/

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ok cool. should i keep the stock air box and just upgrade the air filter or get a open cold air box with napa filter? are those edge cts monitors and programers worth it or just a waist? i was just looking at getting a 4" or 5" exhaust kit, and recommendations?
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Also was looking at the elbows off the turbo, are they worth it?
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Are you talking about intercooler boots? Inspect yours first for cracks... Best way is to remove them to look at the under side where oil would sit inside of the boot.

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no i was reading about some exhaust elbow upgrade where the exhaust pipe attaches to this elbow. its suppose to be bigger and more free flowing. personally i don't see how it would be a real big upgrade. i would rather just put a straight pipe exhaust kit on it.
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