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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Palmer Alaska
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I would stay under 50 horse over stock, that should be plenty safe. Look for chips that address your trans when you get one. Add a trans temp gage and some extra cooling if you want much more than the 50, even good stuff to have no matter what power you run.
Now, how the heck did you find one with just 45K on it? Sounds very light to me.
My baby is a one of a kind.
1977 I bought a new 76 F150 club cab.
Sitting on a 84 F350 6.9 4X4 chassis
With all the drive train and goodies from a 95 4X4 4door PSD.
Nothing stock left on her and not a nut, bolt, hose, or wire on there that I didn't put where it is.
The Wifes Ride:
2002 Excursion Limited 7.3 PSD
Themo King/Mikuni coolant heaters on both to keep things toasty without idling.