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Hello,
I'm new to the forum although I've been reading it long before I signed up.
I'm about to embark on some new upgrades to my F250 7.3 Turbo..

Current truck is stock.(4.10 gears) 212000 miles on clock.

My aim is better gas mileage and with a little increased power. The truck is a daily driver. Also on weekends I take my popup camper up the mountains. Right now it really doesn't keep up with traffic until 3rd gear.

I was thinking I would order the following this week. If you guys could please critique my mod list it would be much appreciated.

4" Exhaust
Stage 1 injectors
1.0 Spool Turbo Housing
BDP Over boost kit
BDP Chip 6 pos

*Possibly an intercooler from 6L?

Attack away!

Thanks ahead of time for any knowledge you guys post..
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:17 PM
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the exhaust is good
injectors will be good
i don't know about the exhoust houseing because i can't remember what comes factory on OBS's
you wont need the over boost kit
and the 6 position chip will be great
BUT i'd also add a set of gauges on the truck before you throw on a chip/injectors. smarter to monitor you temps
the intercooler can be from any E99 and newer, just depends on how much $ you wanna spend and where you can buy the pipes

maybe a fuel kit but not completely necessary because the 1's won't be demanding to much fuel
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I would do the following mods in this order:
DIY 6637 Intake
3" Downpipe to 4" straight pipe.
Gauges (pyro, boost, and if an auto trans temp)
If it is an auto then you will want to do a valvebody and trans cooler at the least.
I would do oil before injectors as you have the 15* hpop. I would go with the T500 from terminator.
If you do stage 1 (160/30) injectors there is no need for any turbo mods.
Lastly tunes, that way you are not sending the chip back for reburns a bunch of times.
My suggestion for tunes would be Bill at PHP.

Take it for what you want, just my suggestions for what they are worth.
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the exhaust is good
injectors will be good
i don't know about the exhoust houseing because i can't remember what comes factory on OBS's
you wont need the over boost kit
and the 6 position chip will be great
BUT i'd also add a set of gauges on the truck before you throw on a chip/injectors. smarter to monitor you temps
the intercooler can be from any E99 and newer, just depends on how much $ you wanna spend and where you can buy the pipes

maybe a fuel kit but not completely necessary because the 1's won't be demanding to much fuel
That's what I was thinking. OBS don't need the overboost kit because they don't have a wastegate, right?

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Hello,
I'm new to the forum although I've been reading it long before I signed up.
I'm about to embark on some new upgrades to my F250 7.3 Turbo..

Current truck is stock.(4.10 gears) 212000 miles on clock.

My aim is better gas mileage and with a little increased power. The truck is a daily driver. Also on weekends I take my popup camper up the mountains. Right now it really doesn't keep up with traffic until 3rd gear.

I was thinking I would order the following this week. If you guys could please critique my mod list it would be much appreciated.

4" Exhaust
Stage 1 injectors
1.0 Spool Turbo Housing
BDP Over boost kit
BDP Chip 6 pos

*Possibly an intercooler from 6L?

Attack away!

Thanks ahead of time for any knowledge you guys post..
Like the others said:
6637 intake (Tymar makes a kit that is the same filter)
3" down pipe to a 4" straight pipe
Gauges: Auto (boost, pryo, trans) Manual (boost and pyro and some get fuel pressure)
Then worry about sticks, hpop, then tunes.

I just noticed the 3 responses you have are from SD guys. Maybe a couple OBS guys will jump in with what they have lol
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Hello,
I'm new to the forum although I've been reading it long before I signed up.
I'm about to embark on some new upgrades to my F250 7.3 Turbo..

Current truck is stock.(4.10 gears) 212000 miles on clock.

My aim is better gas mileage and with a little increased power. The truck is a daily driver. Also on weekends I take my popup camper up the mountains. Right now it really doesn't keep up with traffic until 3rd gear.

I was thinking I would order the following this week. If you guys could please critique my mod list it would be much appreciated.

4" Exhaust
Stage 1 injectors
1.0 Spool Turbo Housing
BDP Over boost kit
BDP Chip 6 pos

*Possibly an intercooler from 6L?

Attack away!

Thanks ahead of time for any knowledge you guys post..
Welcome to the org

What year is your truck dude? "F250 7.3 turbo" indicates that it is a pre '94.5 IDI 7.3 turbo diesel, your mods list sort of indicates that you have a '99+ DI 7.3 Powerstroke but you list 4.10 gears which to me indicates that you are '97 or older...
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:06 AM
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hey. Thanks for all the reply's. I will adjust my mod list accordingly and post what I finally go with.

To clarify I have a 96 F250 Single Cab 5-spd 4.10's 4x4 bone stock.
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Originally Posted by lobograndemalo View Post
Hello,
I'm new to the forum although I've been reading it long before I signed up.
I'm about to embark on some new upgrades to my F250 7.3 Turbo..

Current truck is stock.(4.10 gears) 212000 miles on clock.

My aim is better gas mileage and with a little increased power. The truck is a daily driver. Also on weekends I take my popup camper up the mountains. Right now it really doesn't keep up with traffic until 3rd gear.

I was thinking I would order the following this week. If you guys could please critique my mod list it would be much appreciated.

4" Exhaust
Stage 1 injectors
1.0 Spool Turbo Housing
BDP Over boost kit
BDP Chip 6 pos

*Possibly an intercooler from 6L?

Attack away!

Thanks ahead of time for any knowledge you guys post..
hahaha the new guys got a damn good head on his shoulders. Great looking mod list. Wouldn't change a thing except add a swamps IDM if your trying to get some extra cheap hp.

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I would do the following mods in this order:
DIY 6637 Intake
3" Downpipe to 4" straight pipe.
Gauges (pyro, boost, and if an auto trans temp)
If it is an auto then you will want to do a valvebody and trans cooler at the least.
I would do oil before injectors as you have the 15* hpop. I would go with the T500 from terminator.
If you do stage 1 (160/30) injectors there is no need for any turbo mods.
Lastly tunes, that way you are not sending the chip back for reburns a bunch of times.
My suggestion for tunes would be Bill at PHP.

Take it for what you want, just my suggestions for what they are worth.
our OBS 7.3's dont need upgraded oil... our 15* keeps up fine w/ stage I single shots.

Stick with the Beans tunes though... they cannot be beat!

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That's what I was thinking. OBS don't need the overboost kit because they don't have a wastegate, right?



Like the others said:
6637 intake (Tymar makes a kit that is the same filter)
3" down pipe to a 4" straight pipe
Gauges: Auto (boost, pryo, trans) Manual (boost and pyro and some get fuel pressure)
Then worry about sticks, hpop, then tunes.

I just noticed the 3 responses you have are from SD guys. Maybe a couple OBS guys will jump in with what they have lol
No we dont need the overboost kit because tuners can tune the overboost code out in our trucks.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:23 AM
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OP is in the same boat im in minus mileage...I like the ideas that are being thrown around
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Please stop saying its not needed...Tuners cannot do anything except turn off the code...thats just masking the problem of low HPO...stupid.

To the OP

No not change the housing with a larger Inj.
Don't get 30% over nozzles will just smoke more.
You will need a IC
You will likely need a 17* pump..some 15* will work but most won't as they are geting OLD.
IDM will not make more HP will make the Inj coils react a little quicker. Do a IDM mod..$5 or get Beans or get a SD's Idm.
You wil need a clutch kit with larger Inj's.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:38 AM
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Please stop saying its not needed...Tuners cannot do anything except turn off the code...thats just masking the problem of low HPO...stupid.

To the OP

No not change the housing with a larger Inj.
Don't get 30% over nozzles will just smoke more.
You will need a IC
You will likely need a 17* pump..some 15* will work but most won't as they are geting OLD.
IDM will not make more HP will make the Inj coils react a little quicker. Do a IDM mod..$5 or get Beans or get a SD's Idm.
You wil need a clutch kit with larger Inj's.
ok well the difference between a tuner that doesn't tune out the code is 22psi and with the code tuned out is 30psi. No biggie, right?

I've seen many, many people w/ stage I's and the 1.0 housing and out of the 2 dozen people, about 2 have decided to go back to the stock housing w/ stage 1's.
The idm mod by Swamps has several dyno's floating around showing 20-30whp and 40-60ft-lbs to the wheels... take it or leave it.

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