Help me determine my next step......
I have a 97 F-250 extended cab 4x4 I bought new. It still only has 85,000 miles on it. I don't drive it a lot anymore but, I want to finish up my mods in the next year. I added Stage 1.5 175/30 injectors, a SRP1 a 4" exhaust, an intercooler and a 40,000 transmission cooler and the rest of the stuff in my signature block. My next three upgrades are going to be a D-66, electric fuel and to have my transmission beefed up with a triple disc converter and a shift kit. My question is, what order should I do them in?
The transmission is stock but has never seen any temperatures higher than 170 degrees. It seems to work just fine and has a 40,000 giant cooler installed.
I had a BB in the FPR to bump up my fuel pressure a bit but, to get a more consistant pressure under load, I added the California FPR spring kit. I do not have a fuel pressure gauge at this time but, fuel certainly doesn't seem to be an issue.
My stock turbo seems to work fine as well. I haven't really punched it too much with the new injectors installed but, on steet and extreme (Tony's tunes) I see a lot of smoke and watch the boost gauge go past 30 PSI. Do I need a D-66?
I also have Gearhead tunes for my set up. They are smooth but unlike Tony's tunes, every tune feels the same until you put your foot in it. That's why I have Tony's tunes installed now. However, my wife complains the truck with Tony's tunes installed is hyper and makes me drive like a teenage kid with too much testosterone.
What do you guys think?
I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
Last edited by Frostbite; 08-14-2012 at 08:53 PM.