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Thinking about doing upgrades

I was thinking about doing upgrades to my truck I know the first thing would be an exhaust or a intake but I was thinking of getting a Programmer with the screen display with gauges and such so I don't have to install any pillar gauges. My question is do these programmer already come loaded with tunes? I mostly do daily driving small towns and highway and will be towing a 17ft bass boat once in awhile.
I have a early 99 7.3 with 287k on it all stock from what I know. I was just going to do a cat delete or a cat back and maybe a downpipe I'm not looking to go crazy with it and a tuner/chip and intake and that's it.
Only reason I'm considering putting a tuner or chip in is because I cant stand when I'm on the highway or turnpike and the speed limit changes to 65 and the truck is all low end rpms when climbing a incline until I smash the peddle it will downshift and then turbo will start screaming sounding like a jet engine lol.
I know this discussion has been discussed a million times I just want something simple I would really like the edge or sct I even think the new diablo Ipod looking one has gauges and monitors.

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Or do I have it totally wrong the edge is just a monitor unless I get the bundle or I'd still have to buy the chip and the monitor?

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6637 filter set up. I'd run a turbo back exhaust system. Check out the ts informant. Nice looking display. The only thing I would think about would be a valve body in your transmission if you have an automatic.

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6637 filter set up. I'd run a turbo back exhaust system. Check out the ts informant. Nice looking display. The only thing I would think about would be a valve body in your transmission if you have an automatic.
Ok sounds good thanks and I heard of a new chip that will supposedly run circles around any chip my local diesel mechanic told me it's called a kraken.

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I was thinking about doing upgrades to my truck I know the first thing would be an exhaust or a intake but I was thinking of getting a Programmer with the screen display with gauges and such so I don't have to install any pillar gauges. My question is do these programmer already come loaded with tunes? I mostly do daily driving small towns and highway and will be towing a 17ft bass boat once in awhile.
I have a early 99 7.3 with 287k on it all stock from what I know. I was just going to do a cat delete or a cat back and maybe a downpipe I'm not looking to go crazy with it and a tuner/chip and intake and that's it.
Only reason I'm considering putting a tuner or chip in is because I cant stand when I'm on the highway or turnpike and the speed limit changes to 65 and the truck is all low end rpms when climbing a incline until I smash the peddle it will downshift and then turbo will start screaming sounding like a jet engine lol.
I know this discussion has been discussed a million times I just want something simple I would really like the edge or sct I even think the new diablo Ipod looking one has gauges and monitors.
Take a look at our Infinity. Tons of options.



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Very nice but out of my price range lol. I think I might just go with the Hydra or a tsc or something and just get the edge electronic gauge or just get 3 pillar gauges I just didn't want to put any holes in the firewall or dash to run anything because the truck doesn't have any cracks or anything in the dash I didn't want to mount a turn dial chip.

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Re: Thinking about doing upgrades

Im kind of in the same boat... Found out i have a E99. Got back from hauling a toy hauler (yes HEAVY) n was extrememly disappointed in the performance from the stock setup. Was planning on doing the 6637 filter mod n exhaust (6.0 trans cooler n ts,jet or dp chip), but not sure it is going to give me desired results! Im not looking for 600hp... liket o get 300hp n big torgue numbers just for pulling! Hated going up a long grade at 35mph in second gear!!!!!!!! May just put it up for sale n move on. 99 f250 auto ccsb stock everything 155000miles.

also Wanted to do a lift kit, but found out my 99 lift wont work because it is 99.5 n up pro comp....grrrr
Any input?>
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You can get a 5" turbo back for around 350. I run a TS 6 position, changes the shift pattern a bit but a TransGo Tugger shift kit is a great complement, and only in the low $100s. aFe intake, or an S&B with a GTP38R, combined with the above will make a world of difference altogether under $3,000 if you shop around. If you go with tires bigger than 35s I highly suggest replacing differential gears to maintain factory RPM & speed, I run 37s and with stock gears going up a grade with my light 4500# camper feels like the life gets sucked out of the truck. Diff gearing can make a world of difference with the bigger rubber.

I work with people entrusted to maintain and repair $110 million airplanes, but can't change a car battery.

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Long story short, you're gonna throw some cash at the truck no matter what year to be happy with it. Benefit is, compared to the newer engine options, the 7.3s are so common and simple that upgrades are much cheaper and easier to install, and it's possible to squeeze the same amount of power out of it as built engines from the newer engine lineups.

I work with people entrusted to maintain and repair $110 million airplanes, but can't change a car battery.

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Im kind of in the same boat... Found out i have a E99. Got back from hauling a toy hauler (yes HEAVY) n was extrememly disappointed in the performance from the stock setup. Was planning on doing the 6637 filter mod n exhaust (6.0 trans cooler n ts,jet or dp chip), but not sure it is going to give me desired results! Im not looking for 600hp... liket o get 300hp n big torgue numbers just for pulling! Hated going up a long grade at 35mph in second gear!!!!!!!! May just put it up for sale n move on. 99 f250 auto ccsb stock everything 155000miles.

also Wanted to do a lift kit, but found out my 99 lift wont work because it is 99.5 n up pro comp....grrrr
Any input?>
Custom tunes on your E99 will really wake it up, and you will like driving the truck a lot more.

I can build a package up for you if you are interested. Shoot me an e-mail, PM, or phone call, and I will get you set up.
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