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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: