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Old 11-15-2011, 06:18 PM
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Helpppp!!

I just recently got a 2007 f-250 powerstroke and want to do some work to it. I was going to go with Banks Big Hoss bundle but i was told it does not give much power for thee price. I was wondering wat setups some of u might have that are safe and have serious power

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:24 PM
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If you do just an exhaust and sct tuner with custom tunes you get WAY more performance than from a Banks Big Hoss Bundle. It is designed for folks that just dont know.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:28 PM
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@windrunner408 :do u know around how much my gains would be? and what exhaust to go with?
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:31 PM
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Well with a MBRP turbo back exhaust and Matt's SRL tune, I would say you could expect to be at about 390 RWHP and your transmission would thank you since it tunes it where banks does not.
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innovative diesel, quick tricks automotive, and gear head automotive are the top 3 to choose from for cutom tuning. Put in the time and talk to them about cutom tuning options. Time will make your money worth it.
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@windrunner408: What would be the next step after that if I wanted to get in to 400s
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innovative diesel, quick tricks automotive, and gear head automotive are the top 3 to choose from for cutom tuning. Put in the time and talk to them about cutom tuning options. Time will make your money worth it.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:42 PM
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I've heard you can reach 420 RWHP with innovatives extreme race tune (their hottest one) but I wouldnt recommend it if you dont have head studs. You first need to get a monitoring device like an Edge CTS and start monitoring your motor.

Do some research and hang out here on the forumns for a month and ask a bunch of questions and you will get an idea of the direction to take your truck for modifications, that while expensive, will allow you to safely raise the power level of your truck.
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Going to get a hold of innovative... thanks for the advice guys =)
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Stay away from the banks stuff. LONG before you add power to your engine, you need to add the proper gauges. The easiest/cheapest alternative is the addition of an electronic gauge set such as the edge cs or cts. You really need to know/watch your engine oil temperature and you rcoolant temp to determine of your oil cooler is plugging up. If it does, the egr cooler could fail. If that happens and is either ignored or is un-noticed, you will notice whne the head gaskets pop. For the cheap price for an electronic monitoring system, it is WELL worth it.
Here is the test to do to check your oil cooler:
Get your unloaded truck up to normal operating temps (coolant temp 190 +/- a few degrees). Once that is done, find a long flat section of highway. Set your cruise control for 55-65 MPH. After a few minutes, start watching your oil temp in relation to your coolant temp. If the temperature differential (known as a delta) exceeds 15F, it is time to replace the oil cooler and the egr cooler (or delete it if you can).
You should also be monitoring your fuel pressure, and this will require the addition of a sensor for this, since there is no stock sensor for this. The reason for that is that should you fall below 45 psi, under any condition, you are replacing your injectors.
Next, before adding power, you want to know what your exhaust gas temps are. This will also need to be an additional gauge with its own sensor. You don't want to heat your turbo beyond 1300F for very long, unless your plan is to replace it.
There are other parts that should be upgraded as well. Two of those parts are redesigned by Ford to deliver and remove oil quickly and without restriction to your turbo. The updated oil supply line and the updated oil drain line.
Another mod you might be interested in is known as the "zoodad" mod. This is an easy mod and will deliver a colder air charge. All it is is you cut a hole in the front support directly in front of the stock air intake snorkel. You DO NOT NEED to do anything to your intake system. No "elbow" no "cold air intake." Your stock air cleaner and air intake system supports up to 500 horsepower without an issue.
Once all of the above is done, then you can start looking for an SCT X3 and getting a custom written tune specific to your truck. Gearhead, Quick trick automotive and Innovative diesel are the top three, in no particular order.
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