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96 needs more power

I purchased a 1996 7.3 with auto to replace my 2004 6.0 (money pit) and would like to get the power on the 7.3 to what I had with the 6.0. I am not trying to build a drag truck or anything like that .I do a lot of towing and the 7.3 is a little weak compared to my old 6.0 . My 6.0 was a good truck when it was running, but it was very undependable.
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Re: 96 needs more power

Try a custom tuned chip that should help I would recommend gauges to watch egts and boost don't want to melt the motor

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If you want her to run "close" to a tuned 6.0 you're gonna wanna do the following...

- Gauges
- 6637 or Tymar Intake
- 3" Downpipe to a 4" straight exhaust
- Custom tuned 6 position chip (Best tuners for a 7.3 are PHP, Tony Wildman, DP tuner, Matt at Gearhead, Swamps)
- Stage 1 Injectors (Full Force Diesel, Swamps, or Rosewood)
- Intercooler
- 17* High Pressure Oil Pump
- Electric fuel from a Super Duty 7.3 or 6.0

Now with you didn't specify whether your old 6.0 was tuned or not but this setup will run a little short of a tuned 6.0, but better than than a stock 6.0.

Gauges, exhaust and chip on our old OBS 7.3 won't even get us the power of a stock 6.0 just because of injector size. 6.0 is 135cc stock whereas an OBS is 90cc stock. A stage 1 injectior depending on where you get it from is either 160cc or 175cc.

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The 6.0 was stock.
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Nice list Tom, OP if you are looking to go with Stage I's you can also add to Tom's list a 1.0 turbine housing to help your low end gain more grunt. You don't have that wonderful variable turbo on our 7.3's

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not to derail the thread but could you imagine the potential of a 7.3 with 4v heads on it? Hmm....

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not to derail the thread but could you imagine the potential of a 7.3 with 4v heads on it? Hmm....

I had the same idea. I started a thread here a while back to discuss that and other ideas for big power from a 7.3.

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not to derail the thread but could you imagine the potential of a 7.3 with 4v heads on it? Hmm....
Where would you put the lifters, pushrods, and does the camshaft even have enough room on it for extra lobes?
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If you actually use your truck as a truck (towing, hauling, working etc.) and not a drag racer, you are better off with 2 valves per cylinder. The 2 valve heads have much larger valves that can withstand heat better than the 4 valve setup, so they are a lot more durable and last longer under similar conditions. They are also much simpler and cheaper to rebuild when the time comes.
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Could always custom cut one

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