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another newby - just what you always wanted

Name - Mike G
Age - 37
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location - 4 corners area - Colorado
Likes - long walks... oh, wrong forum

Anyway.... thanks in advance for the welcome... been reading the site for a while trying to learn more...still confused on most things... but I will keep reading.

ok.. so I have a new "to me" tow rig...
01 F250 CC, 7.3l TD, 6speed manual trans, gooseneck hitch, etc, etc...
All stock...

I'd like to look into a few upgrades, nothing too major as I'm not looking for some burn my tires out from a dead stop run over ricers type rig. I tow with it, my trailer queen, horse trailer, misc junk from home depot, etc...
so.. I'm needing to know some of the good upgrades that are worth it... I don't need a diamond plate grill in order to make it look pretty...
so what are your recommendations on the following -

1. Exhaust
2. Air intake
3. Fuel filtration
4. coolers (as needed - oil, etc)
5. filters of all sorts - one brand over another?
6. additives that work and are worth using
7. gauges - i'd like to add these
8. any trans upgrades or needs I should look into?

thanks in advance...
Mike
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1. You could do a 4" or 5" turbo back exhaust, with or w/o muffler. If you live in an area that sees salt at all in the winter time, you could get the stainless steal, but if not, you can save some money by going with one of the budget systems that are being sold at great prices right now. If you go with a larger pipe, you will keep the EGTs down a bit.
2.There is a DIY intake that you can do for about $30-40, or one of the other after market types. Just stay away from K&Ns. LINK
3.Change your fuel filter every 10-15k miles depending on how hard you are on it.
4. I got a real good tranny cooler from DiscountPowerParts on the cheap. You might want to Call up Larry or Pat and they could fix you up with that. LINK
5.I like to stay with motorcraft
6.Ford has a fuel additive that is about $6 a bottle, and works as good as any of them. I think it treats upto 100 gallons.
7. Do guages before you start doing any type of power adders, and since you will be pulling alot, I would do them anyway. Boost and pyro is all you need.
8.You could get a manual torque converter lock up. There are also some other things for the trans, but I have not messed with them much, so I will let someone else handle that one.


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I can't help much with your mods because I'm still learn'n about them myself. But there a LOT of folks here that can.



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You may want to look into a wicked wheel to reduce the turbo surge.

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