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Hey i just bought me a 2002 2500 last weekend and now i am looking for some help on what i should do to it. I know i want to do a chip upgrade, 4 inch exhaust, and an air intake. But i have have know idea were to turn to find out some info. If anyone know a good websit to read reviews or if anyone that read this could tell me what they think that would be great. Thanks for the help.

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This site;s full of good, info, first off get some guages, egt, boost, and fuel pressure, and if it's an auto you'll need a tranny temp guage as well. the fuel guage is important baecause the injection pumps on the 24v's is not the best and you will need to keep it monitored

as for intakes, there are many good options out there, but stay away from k&n, their filters are not good enough to deal with a turbocharged engine. exhaust-wise you can straight-pipe it, or get a system, RBP, silent mite, magnaflow, anything like that

tuner wise you can get an edge juice with attitude, or a drag comp, both are excellent, though with the juice w/ att. you will have digital guages wthin the monitor, plus all sorts of others, but there are others out there and I'm sure someone else will come along and tell you about them
 

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Welcome to the site. Getting the proper mods. really depends on what you plan on using the truck for, and what you want to get out of it. Are you going to be towing, Daily Driving, Sled pulling, or drag racing. What HP level would you like to see, and what kind of driving manners do you want. Also a little more info would be great. What transmission, 4x4 or 4x2 etc...
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the truck is a 4x4 with an auto. Right now the truck is just a daily driver but some day i would like to get some stuff to tow with it. I have heard really good things about the Edge juice with attitude but i wanted to here what other people who know a lot more than me would have to say. I would really like to be able to get good mpg because i drive about 100 mile to and from work every day. but when i need or want it i would like to be able to turn up the horse power. I am very new to all the diesel mods and i am just looking for some help to point me in the right direction. any help from anyone would be very cool.

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i had the same questions that you did a year ago and have got the pick up where i like it. the j/a is the way to go, you can adjust it to any level you want and what will get you the best milage on the long trip to work, as well as getting all the gauges and parameters that you can monitor on the attitude. as for the intake a cheap way to go would be a BHAF that is a large paper elemnt that you can get for about 40-65 bucks. but there is may options on that. the exhaust is the same way it is really personal prefernce, powerbypoole.com can get you a budget exhaust for about $300, and thats 4". for good milage, as long as you keep the rpm's under 2000 you should get pretty decent numbers but when i go over that the milage drops quit a bit. and welcome to the site, ask all the questions you need, someone will answer it!
 

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sounds like the edge juice with attitude is the way to go with the programer. does someone know a web site were i can read reviews form other people?

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edge is ok but just stay awway from banks please. i would look into the bluechip products they are buy far the best product for the money for these trucks
 

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bluechip is a very well kept secret. Like i said there is nothing wrong with edge other than everyone and there mother runs a edge comp box or a juice with additude. i dare to be diffrent and i try to get others to go the same route. i do have an edge ez i want to sell for an 02 dodge, if your interested. i also have an ez for your truck that i will just give you. it was screwing up my map scennsor so you could probbably just send it in to edge and have them fix it. i am looking into a smarty the edge box just dosnt do enough for me i dont think. but check out bluechip at Bluechipdiesel.com they specialize in these vp44 trucks
 

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the website says it only adds like 60 horse for the redline over the FMS, but then the FMS page doesn't give numbers, how much does it add in total? it sounds like the Powermax for VP trucks, which I really like, but how much of a power gain can you expect?
 

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an fms is rated at an honest 120 rear wheel horse power. di d you catch the rpm range of the redline. that is the ultimate box for the vp truck.
 

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some guys drive them on the street but i do know of acouple guys running them hard and melting pistons down. they dont make u sign a waver for nothing. i wouldnt drive one on the street atleast not turned on anyway. the redline is a brandnew computer for your engine and pushes it to the limit, far more than any other box or programmer on the market, but i want one.
 

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well, the fms is the computer, and its not like I'd run it on maximum all the time. pistons? that's just egt's right? or is it the timing that rips'em up
 

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the redline alows more fuel to run throught the motor. the egts are crazy with the redline if it isnt used in the right setup. I dont know what size turbo someone would need to help control the egts, but i would think it would have to be big
 

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It sounds like a good one but it might be a little more than i need
 

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edge or the fms is what you're lookin for, I like companies that design for specific motors, like the smarty for the Cummins and TST for the Cummins, if I got a d-max it'd be efi live and if it was an IH it would be a dp-tuner, but for a vp truck bluechip fms is what you're lookin for
 

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Well if no one else does not have any more advice on a chip upgrade I think I am going to go with the Edge. Can anyone tell me what good exoughst is or an intake. Does anyone else think that I should do something else befor. or should I buy something else first.


All i really want to know is what is the best stuff to buy, what i should not buy, what is going to give me the bast results and what is going to give me the best power. I would really just like to learn form other people so I can have a good reliable rig. thanks


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The edge will be fine unless you intend on getting into serious competition. It fuels plenty hard, and advances timing. There are other options out there, and some that are more aggressive, but for the price the edge is still a really good buy. If you get the juice, you can do the hot unlock down the road without sending the unit back, if you are going to buy the comp and go with analog gauges, go a head and get the drag comp, its worth it.

You may also want to look at the new quadzilla adrenalin box, that thing seems like it might be pretty cool, however they are still really new.
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