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Old 02-19-2014, 08:26 PM
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OBS build on a high school student budget

Just bought a 97 f350 four door SRW, and I plan on starting to upgrade the truck. Its bone stock so it needs a little something to pep it up. I do have a 5 inch MBRP exhaust, and I was wondering if that would be too much to put on the stock truck? and help or advice would be fantastic.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:55 PM
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I just ordered a 5" exhaust for my 94. It should get here in the next 10 days or so. I don't foresee any problems. It should work just fine...guess we'll find out. Nice truck btw
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Just bought a 97 f350 four door SRW, and I plan on starting to upgrade the truck. Its bone stock so it needs a little something to pep it up. I do have a 5 inch MBRP exhaust, and I was wondering if that would be too much to put on the stock truck? and help or advice would be fantastic.

Youll be just fine , that is where you need to start , downpipe ,exhaust and air intake would be great ,if you can get it tuned then even better , this will get you by so you can let the bank account get bigger to do the other supporting mods
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:12 PM
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Ok that's great then. I already have a 4 inch & a 3 inch down pipe, but I was told that the 4 wouldn't fit on the obs without modding the firewall. They are both brand new and they were given to me along with a parts truck that I bought. I plan on putting the exhaust on ASAP.
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:57 PM
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I finally got my new hub caps put on and it looks pretty good. I am looking at cold air intakes, but im not really sure what would be the best bang for my buck. Any help would be fantastic!
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:47 PM
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I am looking for a new front bumper, but im not sure if I want a stock one or more of a ranch hand. Any ideas?
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:57 PM
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You wont want to pay the $$ for a ranch hand but when I had my 2000 PSD it saved me several times with deer. If you can weld or have a buddy thats a welder thats the way to go, I have one in the works for my 02. You can make it custom that way and it will save you TONS of money. As far as the intake goes, when I had my 97 i made one using a NAPA filter and a plumbing fitting for under $70. I forget the part # now but i think the 6637 will work on the OBS trucks the same as it does on the Super Duty's, somebody please correct me if im wrong. I made my 97 a monster on a high school budget so if I can be of any help just let me know shoot me a PM Im on here about once a day. Nice lookin rig I will be keeping an eye on the build.
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Riffraff Diesel makes a 6637 filter kit that comes with the angled tube that is needed for OBS trucks. Also a good time to do the CCV mod. And if you tune it get gauges to monitor EGT temp, trans temp, and boost.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:13 PM
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Well thanks for all of the info! yeah ranch hands are wayyy out of my price range for sure, but for the intake problem, I am looking into the 6637 mod for sure. I was looking at a S&B cold air intake and they are 269$ which might be more for the future. As for the gauges, I plan on going more of a digital route like the EDGE INSIGHT CTS. Should I do that or go for the pillar pods? Pardon my lack of intelligence, but what is the CCV mod? Thanks for all of your input once again, and I will update it as much as I can.
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well i havent been able to update this lately, but as of now i have a ts chip put on it, and a 3in down pipe ready to be put on. im still looking for gauges to put on it, and a stock bumper. they are not easy to find i have found out. I now have the 5 speed transmission ready to go into the beast, and i am dreading the install. ill be ecstatic once i have it installed.
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