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post #1 of 5 Old 03-04-2007, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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My knowledge is very limtied. I have a 1997 f-350 7.3 dulley. I pull a 31' 5th wheel 17.000 lbs, on a 6% grade it works very hard, and drops to 30 mph, i`m concerned that it will melt down on me. My question is " do I buy a Banks power pack or somthing like it, to give me more power, and if I do will it be enough? ( my truck is payed for) or do I try to buy a used F-450. My wife and I want to take off and travel before my doctors kill me off. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Bill
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Welcome to the forum, Bill!

You should not have to worry about melting a stock engine, they just don't send enough fuel to do any harm. With mine on stock, the EGT rarely goes over 300 dergees. If you add a chip or tuner for more power, you will need a poyrometer to keep an eye on it. You will only be able to get an extra 70-75 hp out of your stock injectors. When towing your cmper, you could see high EGT's. You can add an aftercooler or water/meth injection to keep EGT's down.

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Good advice pipelayer. In addition if you have an automatic trans I would suggest getting a bigger tranny cooler to keep you trans happy. Also look around on this site for the tymar intake, or diy intake, it helps a ton. Also if you haven't done it yet get rid of the factory downpipe and get a good 3 inch to 4 inch downpipe. Any of the vendors here will help. Check out tymarperformance.com and give dale a call he is loaded with info and won't steer you wrong with what you want to do with your truck. Good luck and welcome to the forum

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Thanks Pipelayerjdhs , Stroked95s , for the info, it doesn`t sound too expensive so far, I will try your suggestions. appreciate the help. Bill
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