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post #1 of 23 Old 04-15-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with cheap mods

Have a 1997 powerstroke looking for cheap at home mods and performance up grades
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DIY intake seems to be a popular one under $100... WELCOME TO THE ORG BTW

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Dirtridertwo when you do the diy intake you will need to do the ccv mod as well. CCV is tied into the turbo, which vent all of the motor gases back through the turbo but in doing this it will blow oil back there as well. I would suggest that you do both of them at the same time. Actually you should be able to pull them both off for about a $100.00. Another one you can do is the AIH Delete (Air intake heater) this does not give anymore power per say but it will open up air flow. Also on the AIH Delete it does effect the warm up process on cold mornings but if you plug your block heater in you don't have that problem. I can list 20 more cheap easy mods to do, let me know and i will get a list of them toghether for you. Also new here so when i get my signature set up i will have a list of mods.
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Dirtridertwo when you do the diy intake you will need to do the ccv mod as well. CCV is tied into the turbo, which vent all of the motor gases back through the turbo but in doing this it will blow oil back there as well. I would suggest that you do both of them at the same time. Actually you should be able to pull them both off for about a $100.00. Another one you can do is the AIH Delete (Air intake heater) this does not give anymore power per say but it will open up air flow. Also on the AIH Delete it does effect the warm up process on cold mornings but if you plug your block heater in you don't have that problem. I can list 20 more cheap easy mods to do, let me know and i will get a list of them toghether for you. Also new here so when i get my signature set up i will have a list of mods.
No AIH on the OBS.

A 3" down pipe isn't too expensive if you don't have an aftermarket one. You could also delete the cat and muffler to get some better sounding exhaust.

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 18x,xxx miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 4" Exhaust. TW Tunes. Work Truck.
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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All good options here. DIY intake, 3 ich downpipe with stock exhaust straight piped is pretty straight forward and cheap. As of anything past that you start getting into your wallet.

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Yes I already have that venting back int to the intake and my truck does not have a intake heater it is 97 with no inercooler what else u guys recommend I am very macanicaly inclined do do stuff my self thanks
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And the CCV mod is NOT "needed"

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I also did the bb mod today not sure if it did anything and is it harmfully or any thing I should know about it
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Any more good mods I can do at home
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You could do the wastegate, no cost. Just pull the clip and tighten up the rod and hook it back up. I am finishing mine up now. I turned it in about 10 turns. Also the zoodad mod, no cost there either. Let me know if this helps.
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