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post #1 of 18 Old 03-08-2014, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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First off, Im new to the site so hello to everyone! Im sure this has been discussed before so I am sorry.

I have a 2010 F250 with H&S Mini Maxx, Sinister EGR delete, 5" turbo back exhaust, ARP Head Studs and the AFE CAI. Im looking to spend about 10-15K in go fast goodies on it so my question is, with all of that done, what would be your next move? I know I am probably close to the limits of the tranny and tq converter and I also worry about the front axle/driveshaft with the occasional boosted launch (no more than 10psi) Ultimately im looking for close to 750rwhp but not on this build, unless that is reachable...

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A built transmission would be at the top of my list. Something like Elite's Stage IV and a torque converter from either River City Diesel or Diesel Performance Converters. Then I would consider a drop-in set of compound turbos like Elite and River City Diesel offer. Elite has a 76/59 setup and RCD has a 75/59 setup. Both are capable of 700+ with a little extra fuel and spool up is going to be awesome. That would be where I would start and go from there. You'll want to look into No Limit Fabrications cold air intake (and their CAC pip/intake elbow). These are just basics to set the foundation and should be well within your budget at the end of the day.

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Head studs, exhaust manis and custom up pipes while the cabs up.


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Already has head studs.

2008 F250 XLT SBCC grey flake, 33x12.50 Toyo m/t's on 18 inch mammoth wheels. Rhino lined go rhino nerf bars. S&B cai,Spartan tuned and straight piped. Fake *** chrome grille removed and a matching colored grille put in place.
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It happens to the best . Lol

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Might want to get some traction bars for that axle wrap too.

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Tranny is definite.
No Limits CAI, hot side and cold side if you haven't already done so.
3 or 4 link on the front axle and Tbars on the back.
I am an air before fuel guy so I would say turbos next. If your ultimate goal is 750, you could do the drop ins or you could upgrade even more and do a BB atmo like the Tow X or High Powers. The High Powers will spool very quickly even with stock fuel. They would get you close to 700 on stock fuel. They are more durable than than a drop in, BUT they are twice as much in price compared to drop ins.

On the fuel side, you are looking at another $5k so I don't see it being in your budget right now.

Eventually you will need to upgrade the valvetrain and add a WG.

Finally, you will have to decide what you are going to do about pistons....take your chances with stockers cracking or upgrade before they crack. Pistons are expensive from a laborious standpoint.

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I've honestly heard of more failures from the big Elite turbo setups than the drop-in setups. That doesn't mean there aren't more failures from the modded stock turbos, but that's what I've seen on the forums over the years.

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I've honestly heard of more failures from the big Elite turbo setups than the drop-in setups. That doesn't mean there aren't more failures from the modded stock turbos, but that's what I've seen on the forums over the years.
Tow X has definitely had some issues, but how many HPs? I haven't always kept up so maybe I missed them. If there were HP failures, were they over-fueled or improperly gated? I ask cause even though a JHP is going on my truck now, my ultimate goal is HPs.

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