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Did a "Few" Upgrades to the PSD + Road Trip

Well, last week, with the help of Paul over at Complete Performance, the PSD got some work done.

Here's the list:
D66 Turbo
Full Force Stage 1 Injectors
17* HPOP
7.3L SD Intercooler
Banks Intercooler Piping Kit
Valair Single Mass 13" Flywheel
Valair Ceramic/Kevlar 13"x1.25" Clutch Rated for 500hp/1000ft/lb
Modded IDM
Diamond Eye 4" Straight Pipe with 5" Black Tip


She already had Tymar Intake, TW Chip, and 3" Downpipe

Wednesday, I loaded up the Lightning behind her and headed towards Kansas City, Missouri from Bryan, TX for LightningFest 7. Over 1500 miles round trip including running around KC and DFW. The Lightning on it's trailer weighs in around 7k.

I stopped off in Dallas Wed night at Tony Wildman's place so he could do a little tuning on the truck with the new mods. What a nice guy!

With Paul and Tony's help, the truck makes for an awesome tow rig IMO! My tow tune is clean, but still has enough power where crusing at 75mph, she only drops down to 71-73mph on a decent hill. That's in 5th gear with 3.55's and 35" tires. In the tow tune, I CAN'T get the EGT's above 1250* if I wanted to! Of course when I've got that chip turned up, she'll peg the 1500* guage in no time flat, and will roal some fuggin coal! Moves out pretty damn good for an 8500# truck. WAAAAY faster than stock thats for sure. Much more fun to drive.

She did great on the 1500 mile trip while towing the Lightning with the exception of blowing a power steering hose. The I/C piping pushed the hose into the pulley, and gave up right as I pulled into Kansas City. I replaced the hose and re-routed it out of the way. I was hoping for a few more mpg, as it only averaged 9.5. But there were lots of hills, I had cruise set at 75mph, and I do have 35" tires.

Just thought I'd let you guys know.






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1993 F-150 Lightning - Street/Strip Toy - Supercharged Stroker
2004 F-150 Lightning - Street Toy - Twin Turbo
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You got 2 nice trucks!

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how do you like that valair clutch? is it grabby?

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Nice pair of toys!. Your set up is very similar to mine, and I pull a 7000 lb 5er, and If I run around 72-75 mph all I can get is 10 mpg. Takes lots of fuel to push 14000 lbs of bricks through the air at 70+ mph.

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how do you like that valair clutch? is it grabby?
i like it a lot! it's waay easier to push than the stock setup, and smoother too. a few guys thought i should have gone with a clutch that was better suited for towing, but I ignored them and bought kind of a cross breed for power and for towing. it works just fine!

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Both trucks are so sexy....

95' 7.3L PSD ECLB Rare Blue :-)
- 4" Custom Straight Pipe
- 3" MBRP Downpipe

Future mods: TW Chip, ISSpro Gauges, 4in Lift...and much much more!


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very nice! when are you coming to KC next? was this for a show? race?

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prolly won't be in KC for a while. it was for LightningFest. a yearly gathering of Lightnings from all over the country. we rented KCIR (1/4 mi track) for two days, and had a car/truck show on day three. my Lightning won 2nd place Gen 1 Lightning "Wild" in the show. didn't do as well as I had hoped on the strip, since that was it's first time out on a virgin combo. I've got a few bugs to work out. After I get the Lightning all lined out, hopefully she'll be good for a few 11.60-11.70 1/4 mi passes

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1993 F-150 Lightning - Street/Strip Toy - Supercharged Stroker
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