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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-21-2018, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Favorite Source For Aftermarket Parts?

I've kinda narrowed down the manufacturers of parts I want (or think I want), cold air, 4" exhaust, chip. What's your go-to source?

Does a tune really make a big difference over stock?

Truck is bone stock until I bought it (month ago) and leveled up the front. Just my daily driver, looking for a bit more power, fuel mileage. Not going to be hard on the truck, no towing, heavy hauling.

Sorry for the ignorant new guy questions BTW.
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I've kinda narrowed down the manufacturers of parts I want (or think I want), cold air, 4" exhaust, chip. What's your go-to source?

Does a tune really make a big difference over stock?

Truck is bone stock until I bought it (month ago) and leveled up the front. Just my daily driver, looking for a bit more power, fuel mileage. Not going to be hard on the truck, no towing, heavy hauling.

Sorry for the ignorant new guy questions BTW.


Does a tune really make a difference? If it didn’t , we wouldn’t have so many tuners. Hydra would be a great start. Hearhead, phptunes, Jody Tipton.

Give riffraff, cncfab, dieselsite a try. I’ve shopped at all three. My favorite as far as small parts and hard to find parts would be riffraff. Clay is a great guy other there. Just make sure you order in one go or shipping gets rather expensive.

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Re: Favorite Source For Aftermarket Parts?

I believe gains are to be had, I was skeptical of getting 80-100 hp from a plug-n-play unit though.

The php, from what I've read, seems to be the way to roll. The only reason I've not pulled the trigger on buying one? It makes me physically ill to think of a box hanging off my dash with Velcro. Maybe I can get a super long cable, mill out an aluminum insert and have it neatly presentable in the cup holder, just an idea, I can shut it and not see it. I know, I'm being weird and petty.

I'm a manual trans guy, so I hope this ZF6 lasts me for a long time. My wife has a pretty nice Accord, EXL, she said the other day she kind of missed changing gears.......
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Re: Favorite Source For Aftermarket Parts?

I run in a chip from DP Tuners. Without bigger injectors, 60-80hp over stock is all you will see no mater what tune you run.
As said, Clay at riffraff will usually get you the best bang for your money.

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Re: Favorite Source For Aftermarket Parts?

You can get a flush mount for the hydra chip. Look up Joe Oram on Facebook where he sells them. His forum name is CSIPSD, however I don't think he is on much.

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KC38r 366 - Adrenaline - Irate Fuel System w/ Sump - 4"Exhaust - K&N CAI w/ S&B Filter - FFD Bellowed Up Pipes - AIH Plug - RiffRaff Plenums & Boot Kit
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As far as noticeable difference: with a Hydra, intake, and exhaust, you will feel like you bought a completely different truck compared to stock.

2000 F-250 4x4 SuperCab Short Bed 7.3 w/ 280,xxx mi - 4" Pro Comp - Redhead - 37x12.50x17 BFG A/T KO - 3.73 Gears - CTS2 - Hydra - FFD 238cc/80%
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Re: Favorite Source For Aftermarket Parts?

Thanks for your input guys, much appreciated.
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Re: Favorite Source For Aftermarket Parts?

Ordered some goodies from Riff Raff today, you guys pointed me in the right direction. Great bunch to deal with.

What's everyone's favorite brand/type of 4" exhaust? Looking for something durable that runs/sounds good but not super loud. That would probably be a project a few weeks down the road.
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Ordered some goodies from Riff Raff today, you guys pointed me in the right direction. Great bunch to deal with.



What's everyone's favorite brand/type of 4" exhaust? Looking for something durable that runs/sounds good but not super loud. That would probably be a project a few weeks down the road.


Diamond eye IIRC, is a good one but honestly they’re all so similar in price. Any 304 Stainless steel setup is going to suit you fine (from riff raff).


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Thanks again for the insight. I would rather buy once, cry once.
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