Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Puyallup (South Hill) WA
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Personally, I second the Tymar open element air intake without a doubt. Best bang for buck for sure. Next inexpensive mod would be the downpipe upgrade. You can probably do both for about $300 depending on where you live.
Depending on your budget and time, knowing what I do now, I would do the Tymar intake, full exhaust, gauges, and chip all at once. If you do just the downpipe, consider a "race pipe" also known as a cat delete pipe. You can make one yourself depending on how resourceful you are out of 3.5" or 4" piece of straight pipe, or get one included with the downpipe. A consensus for most is anything over a 4" exhaust isn't necessary till you are producing serious power. However, everyone is different, and there are some who have done 5" with no mods. I don't know if there are any gains of a 5" over 4" except sound and cool factor.
Gauges are really recommended, strongly recommended, if you are going to a do a chip and further mods. Monitoring what is going on with engine, trans, egt's, is protection well served. I put gauges in after the open element kit as my second mod. Gauge kits with pillar pod cost depends on 2 or 3 pod, and make of gauges. Dale at Tymar can get you set up, as with virtually any of the vendors on this board, with all your heart and mind could want.
97 F250, 4x4, ext. cab., auto, 4:10LS, Turbo back 4" Stainless Diamons Eye exhaust, Autometer Ultra-Lite gauges, TYMAR intake (the real deal), TS Chip, Dual Tensioner mod, Amsoil Dual Remote By-pass with AMS-Oiler (pre-oiler), Amsoil throughout, D60 swap, and 246K miles (still ticking)
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