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Old 01-24-2012, 05:32 PM
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Stock 97 ccsb. Where do i start?

ok i have a 97 ccsb. it has 275k w/ auto and runs awsome. I want to pull a 30 ft boat with it that weighs around 8k lbs. what kind of mods should i do to help pull it. I usually pull it with an 04 6.0 but i lifted it and now its worthless . any ideas to help out the 97.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:50 PM
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start with the basics and get an intake and exhaust. be sure to replace the stock downpipe with a 3 in. gauges are always needed esp. if your gonna be towing. after that get a chip with some custom tunes and you'll be more than capable to tow that boat
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:43 PM
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he is capable now, soon as you add gauges and a chip tho, your gonna notice how easy it is to modify this old 7.3L and the potential, but start with intake, down pipe, 4 or 5" exhaust, do gauges, custom tunes, and you will re fall in love with it
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:01 AM
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Should I be worried about that kind of miles?
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If you say the truck runs good i wouldnt be worried about a thing besides the transmission. Get some gauges first thing and make sure your trans temps arent too high. A good idea esp. if your gonna be towing is a bigger trans cooler like a 6.0 trans cooler. Those can be expensive so what i did was bought a second cooler and ran it inline with the stock cooler


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Old 01-25-2012, 12:44 PM
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^^^ What they said! Congrats on the truck man, you're gonna love it.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:31 PM
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Everything they said is correct. Only thing I'm going to add is a BTS valvebody and a billet torque converter wouldn't hurt. Not necessary bit will make the truck tow better, and will extend the life of the transmission, but again not required.
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