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post #1 of 21 Old 01-16-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Question for all

I have a 97 7.3 bone stock ,it has some issues but to get to the point ,I have to decide if I want to keep it or buy a new truck. So I'm asking this,
It is slow compared to my 03 6.0 & weak, I gave my 03 to my son,
What could I do to it to make it perform better, I pull at most a fith wheel camper around 16k and rarely a trailer at around 20k,
Would you keep it and upgrade it or buy new?
If keep it,what would yall suggest for up grads? Please speak up.
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dt66 turbo, stage 2 injectors, intercooler, chip, term 500 hpop, if you can't pull it with that you don't need to be towing it.

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So keep it? What kind of mileage are you getting ?
What do you think of converting to semi 22.5 and super single rear would do either way?
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Sorry what is term 500 hpop?
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its a terminator t500 hpop, supplies a hell of a lot of oil to the injectors compared to the stock 15, hell if you have the coin, go h2e turbo, and 238/200 hybrids, valve springs, headstuds, built trans, gauges, and custom tunes, it will be alot cheaper to upgrade than to just have a payment for the next several years, good luck, and do an intake and exhaust and down pipe while your at it.

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You will need a built transmission (if you have an E4OD) with the proposed mods! Cheers!

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hell need a built trans if its stick

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hell need a built trans if its stick
Why? A good zf5 is good for 450-500 hp, just need good clutch

Comparing a 215 hp 7.3l to a 325 hp 6.0l I would say the 6.0 is going to always feel good, it is when you make that 7.3 325 hp that makes the 7.3 feel good.

As for whether to keep it or not? That I guess is up to you, IMHO the 7.3 is better but I dont know your situation

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Why? A good zf5 is good for 450-500 hp, just need good clutch

Comparing a 215 hp 7.3l to a 325 hp 6.0l I would say the 6.0 is going to always feel good, it is when you make that 7.3 325 hp that makes the 7.3 feel good.

As for whether to keep it or not? That I guess is up to you, IMHO the 7.3 is better but I dont know your situation
well i guess i shouldhave said it is an automatic,2wd dulley . my 03 is 4wd auto, and i have loved the truck,for me it has been awsome, but im giving it to my son for his 16th b-day.
the dulley has just been a back up truck to the 03, i was in construction but now im in facilites maintance, i race motocycles ,hunt fish, camp. i need a big truck to hual all that stuff,
i was just going to buy a new one,they are nice really nice, but my wife has a 07 suburbin with a 5.4 in it and we have heard they are blowing up,and heres is showing all the signs,so she is gettin a new truck,not that we caint afford two payments, i just caint afford to have the two payments and race, so if the 7.3 will run good real good i might be happy with it, with some mods.i was told that jasper had a way to put the 5 sp auto on the 7.3 has anybody heard of this?
and what is total cost of all these mods going to cost me aproxamently ?
and by thr way i am new to here and i have to say yall are a pretty good bunch! i do apreaceate all the input.
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STAY away from anything that jasper makes!! NO CS when it brakes.

I drive a 6.7 and I will be keeping my 97
1st off $50,000 + for a truck is nuts!
2nd since I know for a fact (dyno sheet to prove it) I have 400 HP at the rear wheels! There is no comparison in power so spend your $ on mods and keep the truck you can work on yourself.
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