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Questions as IF I should do any mods to OBS

Ive got a 97 OBS automatic that has 215k on it and still runs like a dream. I have hauled a 24' stock trailer with up to 10 momma cows every once in a while and plenty of buddies 24 valves and duramax with it. We have our 12 valve 1 ton running again just to haul cows with, so Im not really doing much heavy hauling with it, maybe 8k at most every once in a while.

I've always had the mentality of "if its not broke, dont fix it", but I've put a 3' DP and CAI and removed the CAT. Should I do any more specific modifications that I could really benefit from without hurting the integrity of the truck and increasing any maintenance than what is normally required? The truck tows, drives and looks like a champ, but I was just wanting some further input. Appreciate any responses in advance.
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Ive got a 97 OBS automatic that has 215k on it and still runs like a dream. I have hauled a 24' stock trailer with up to 10 momma cows every once in a while and plenty of buddies 24 valves and duramax with it. We have our 12 valve 1 ton running again just to haul cows with, so Im not really doing much heavy hauling with it, maybe 8k at most every once in a while.

I've always had the mentality of "if its not broke, dont fix it", but I've put a 3' DP and CAI and removed the CAT. Should I do any more specific modifications that I could really benefit from without hurting the integrity of the truck and increasing any maintenance than what is normally required? The truck tows, drives and looks like a champ, but I was just wanting some further input. Appreciate any responses in advance.

6637 mod would be a good idea....its cheap and would help the truck breathe much easier.
Maybe a shift kit for the trans? Would keep the trans lasting longer.
maybe a gauge or two to keep an eye on vital stats....even you dont tow it would be good to keep an eye on certain things as they can help you troubleshoot if problems do arise.

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Well I already have a an afe stage 2, before I found out about the simplicity of 6636. I still have a trailer hooked up at least half the days in the month, she just doesn't know it's back there. Which gauges would be best, I know very little about the gauges. Do they read oil pressure and different stuff of the sort?
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Boost, EGT, Trans Temp ( if auto)

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The 7.3 is a pretty stout engine. The integrity of the engine and trans all depends on your right foot and maintenance . You can bring it up to 350hp and be fine as long as you don't go hot rodin everywhere you go

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Love going e-fuel. Simple, reliable, parts can be found anywhere, and once installed easy to fix if there is a problem (unlike the factory fuel bowl and up pump). Second (or third) the gauges to watch what you got. Deep pans for the Auto and rearend.

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