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i have a 97 f-350 5 spd with only an intake and 6in straight pipe on it right now but im ording a box for it friday. I was wondering, is there anything that i can do besides the box to get a little more power and smoke outta her? its got 244,000 on it so i dont wanna start getting into to much engine wise such as injectors and i dont exactly have a whole lotta money to spend on it right now either...
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What chip did you get??
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and 6in straight pipe on it right now
6 inch?!!!!! *****, you could crawl inside of that.

early 99 with some stuff on it
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Where did you get the 6 inch exhaust?

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programmer is a good start. . .some are better than others but that decision has been made so i won't address it any further. What kind of intake?

After that, you're pretty much done (gauges are a must when you're running chips and programmers. . .didn't see that in there). 244k on a stock motor isn't nothing, especially if it's been maintained. There have been many that have started modding at that point. Something to consider is the injectors on these trucks will and do wear out. At 250k i'd expect those injectors have seen better days. That is really where you're going to see the biggest increase in power (and fuel economy if the injectors are really tired). At this point i would install gauges and then start saving for injectors. A good set of stage I or II's can be had for about the same price as ford remaned units. . .and if purchased from a reputable venor will cost about the same.

If that was me, that's the path i'd take, there's not much else to put on the truck to make it any stronger. But, w/new injectors, your clutch will be the next thing to need attention. :Thumbup:

Good luck, and shoot me a PM if you want to know a few good sources for injectors. :Thumbup:

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as of now i have ordered my box yet, but im lookin at the dfuser 18k. my truck has an oversize flywheel and clutch and i had one of my friends who builds pulling trucks look at it and he said it hold up to about 150 more horse..

and i got all the pipe and everything from another one of my friends who builds exhaust and i had him put it on for me.. and i have an AEM intake..
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If I were you, I would save your money and get a Wildman chip. It will do alot more than an 18k dfuser.
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I agree, look to someone like BTS, Tony Wildman, or DP Tuner for a chip. The initial outlay is a little more, but the chips can be reburnt for future upgrades. They also control alot of functions in the truck other than just injector control pressure.

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