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Old 10-28-2013, 02:16 AM
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Well I am buying a 1995 F350 XLT 4X4 5 speed 7.3 DRW here in a few weeks (I put a deposit down on it so they would hold it for me till I get afew bills taken care of) the truck runs good, pretty much everything has been replaced that could wear out, it's a cab & chassis truck but I'm wanting to turn it into a welding rig so it's perfect, I just want to get more power than what it made from the factory cause I'm going to be carrying around over a ton of equipment and I want this thing to move down the road. It doesn't matter if it smokes, I just want safe reliable power that won't blow the motor up. Please give me some advice on what works and what doesn't, I mess with 6.0's and 7.5's so I pretty much have no idea what these motors like.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:20 AM
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6637 intake 3in dp you could do stacks if you want but increase the exhaust size. Intercooler 160cc injectors t500 hpop efuel is nice a 6pos tuner chip and a nice set of gauges. It would put you in the modern power range but reliable for everyday. Btw head to a Ford store and pick you up a cam sensor and keep it in the glove box for the just in case
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:48 PM
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Reliable, as long as they are maintained, I like the fact they have all simple mechanical components like the fuel pump and oil pumps, they are easy to diagnose and work on. I would love to have a big block truck but there is nothing like a 7.3 in power and I love the sound of a 7.3. They sound like a real diesel and not a tin can.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:33 AM
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Ok thanks guys, I am looking around and pricing injectors, who makes the best daily driving tune? It has a dual disc clutch in it from what iv been told so the daily driving tune could be whatever. I honestly don't trust my 6.0 on long trips, I feel safer in a OBS because there's less BS.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:18 AM
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people forgot to mention the more power you add the less reliable it gets , should just stick with intake/exhaust/gauges and a tuner , nothing beats a bone stock 7.3 reliability wise
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Go with a 3" DP to a single 5" stack, intake, tunes(I went with Wildman), and do the basics such as oil change, fuel bowl clean out, and see if the glow plugs work. I love having the 6 pos chip because I use the truck for work and towing so it meets all my needs. Being here in South Houston I see a ton of welding rigs and all the newer trucks leave guys with problems at some point. A good OBS with consistent preventive maintenance and you'll outlast all the other guys.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:36 AM
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I figure I will go cheap on the 7.3, maybe $7,000 in the motor, iv been thinking about having slightly larger valves, ported heads, headers, maybe a compound turbo setup and slightly larger injectors. I found out that it has a real down pipe, the entire motor was gone trough not too long ago, it seems to be a good truck. If it turns put to be a piece of crap I'll salvage all the parts off of it that I can and use them on my big block truck because it has the goofy TTB front suspension and a Dana 70 HD Full Floater rear axle. The only thin that sucks about when I go to pick it up is that I won't be a le to drive it till the weekend because I work messed up hours and I'm trailering it home behind my superduty.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:44 AM
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