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Old 09-14-2007, 05:07 PM
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like to get more power out of my 97...

I have a 1997 F250 5 speed 4x4 supercab with 180,000 miles and I'd Like to get more power. Dad owns a landscaping company so I help him alot. I do alot of towing for my dad like pulling a trailer with lawmowers, or a trailer with a new holland L185 skidloader or some other things.. I have already put a k&n cold air intake that I got from advance auto, straight pipe (but soon get rid of the 3.5 in pipe and go with the 4 inch pipe to 5 inch tip) when i change out the 3.5 inch pipe, im going to get rid of the factory down pipe and put the 3 inch down pipe that i have now. Any body have any ideas?



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Old 09-14-2007, 05:12 PM
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DP chip will do wonders for ya. I have a TS 6 position chip and it really woke up my 97.
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:19 PM
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It really depends on how much power you want to make. A chip will make it feel like a new truck. However, unfortunately with our OBS trucks we are limited to the amount of power we make due to small injectors. Once you get injectors, then you'll want a new turbo and the list goes on and on and on
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:27 AM
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stage 2s have turned my truck into a mustang eating animal... that was before the chip... BUT i mean it was a kid with a stick so who knows how bad his shifting was
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First, you need to get rid of that downpipe! You will be able to get about 200 HP out of the stock injectors. If that will suffice, I would get a custom chip and gauges. I also like the smaller 1.0 turbine housing for a quicker spool. If you plan on towing, I would add an intercooler, also. I would also get rid of the factory dual mass flywheel and go with a single mass conversion and a good clutch from South Bend or Luk.

If you need more power, stage 1 injectors will be good with the stock turbo, or stage 2's with a larger turbo.
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Old 09-15-2007, 12:54 PM
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You are gonna love that truck once you get a few mods on it! These guys really know what they're talkin about, so the more info you give about how you'll be using your truck, the more help you'll get!
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:16 PM
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Yeh - stick around and get the checkbook ready!
You WILL get power.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:18 PM
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Yeh - stick around and get the checkbook ready!
You WILL get power.
I forgot this saying: "More Checkbook = More Power"
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:20 PM
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You will be able to get about 200 HP out of the stock injectors.
i'd say more along the lines of 240 at the wheels for a 97 and about 230-235 for the 94.5-96...
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:40 PM
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a chip or tuner will make such a huge difrence youll think your driving a difrent truck but theirs still much to be desired after that the obs trucks dont make real fun power untill you get bigger injectors
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