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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.

2004 F250 Extended cab long bed XLT FX4, K&N FIPK 2 intake, diamond eye 4" turbo back, SCT Livewire, Zoodad mod, smoke switch. Recon lights front and rear, Mickey Thompson Classis II wheels painted graphite grey, Street Scene roll pan, wrinkle painted grill, white "marker light" strip, led tailgate strip under back window (so semis can see my turn signals when there on my a$$) and smoked 3rd brake light and mirror marker lights.
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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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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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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.

2004 F250 Extended cab long bed XLT FX4, K&N FIPK 2 intake, diamond eye 4" turbo back, SCT Livewire, Zoodad mod, smoke switch. Recon lights front and rear, Mickey Thompson Classis II wheels painted graphite grey, Street Scene roll pan, wrinkle painted grill, white "marker light" strip, led tailgate strip under back window (so semis can see my turn signals when there on my a$$) and smoked 3rd brake light and mirror marker lights.
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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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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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2004 F250 Extended cab long bed XLT FX4, K&N FIPK 2 intake, diamond eye 4" turbo back, SCT Livewire, Zoodad mod, smoke switch. Recon lights front and rear, Mickey Thompson Classis II wheels painted graphite grey, Street Scene roll pan, wrinkle painted grill, white "marker light" strip, led tailgate strip under back window (so semis can see my turn signals when there on my a$$) and smoked 3rd brake light and mirror marker lights.
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