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Old 03-26-2012, 08:52 PM
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1996 7.3 need help and ideas

Hi I'm new to the forum my name is Dustin and I just got a 96 7.3 it has 3 inch down pipe to straight 4 inch ending in front of the rear tire it has a 100hp plug in tuner and tires and rims that's all I would like some more power and better fuel mileage I think I'm getting about 12 mpg right now

I don't really know all the much about diesels but I can do the work myself

Any ideas would be great I have no idea what I should do to it

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:03 PM
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Make the truck as light as possible, check the tire pressure, and watch the right foot. DIY 6637 intake (do a search for it) get gauges (boost/pyro/trans temp) get custom tunes ( I recommend PHP) then upgrade the tranny. BTS valvebody, torque converter of your choice and a trans cooler. This is assuming the trans is still in good shape. If you want more power: injectors, hpop, turbo, intercooler etc.


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Old 03-26-2012, 09:12 PM
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Thanks for the ideas and the tranny only has about 13k on the rebuild so the little problem I have on reading your post is I don't know any of the diesel abbreviations? So I don't understand a lot of what your saying?
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Which ones do you not understand? I will try and clarify.


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Php and I know nothing about injectors but I think I might have one going out so I was planning on putting new ones anyways what do you suggest for power and price?
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PHP is power hungry performance. They are a custom tuning company for the 7.3 powerstroke. Custom tunes are much better than the canned tunes that are available. It all depends on your hp goal and wallet. Stage 1's (160/30's) will not require anything but a new hpop. Stage 2's and bigger will require turbo, hpop, intercooler, head studs, valve springs, and a fully built trans. Hopefully that makes sense. Any more questions feel free to ask.


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Old 03-26-2012, 09:34 PM
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Yup all make sence I know mechanics pretty good the whole diesel part is just new to me now that I bought one lol so it sounds like stage 1 injectors is what I'm looking into what's some more info on those like the 160-30? And where to get them and where to get Php? And what about cost on those?
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:40 PM
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Gopowerhungry.com Bill is a great guy to deal with. He can answer a lot of your questions for you as well. The 160/30 I mentioned are the size of the injectors. 160 is how many cc's of fuel the injector flows and the 30 is how much more fuel the nozzles flow than stock. So a 160/30 flows 160 cc's of fuel and the nozzle flows 30% more than a stock nozzle.


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PHP offers several different chips. They range from $295 to $675. All that is explained on their site. As for the injectors check out full force diesel injectors or rosewood injectors.


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Ok thanks man you've been a big help
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