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97 7.3l need power mods, looking for opinions

I have a friend with a 97 7.3l and he would like to tune it up a little bit. It is a 97 7.3l, 4x4 auto with 180k on it. What i am looking to do for him is get a little bit of extra power, which he is hoping makes it smoke a little bit, and also i will be installing stacks. Im wondering what would be the cheapest way to a little bit of
power. As far as the stacks go i already know what i am gonna do so id like to find a good way to make some power with out killing the wallet and the transmission at the same time.


Goal: Be able to keep up with my dad's and my cummins.
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post #2 of 16 Old 06-16-2008, 09:57 AM
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LOTS AND LOTS OF STICKERS LIKE JEGS AND SUMMIT RACING AND ALL THEM GOOD OLE STICKERS IT WORKS ON THE TRUCKS AROUND HERE J/K

YOU WOULD NEED CHIP, INJECTORS, TURBO, AND OTHER STUFF

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WHAT YEAR CUMMINS IS IT

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Start saving for a trans. I chiped mine and on a mild tow tune, I burnt up my trannie the first summer I went in the mountains.
And with stock injectors on my extreme tune I get more of a haze then smoke.

Make sure you get a good set of gauges first. That is how I knew my trannie was cooking. And I didn't get stranded on a hill with a 14,000 lb 5th wheel.

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Mine is a 96 and dad has a 97.... newly listed in sig. His dream of keeping up aint gonna be a ll at once... he is thinking baby steps....

Mine: 96 Cummins 24* timing, 370 marine injectors, 100 plate, hx 35 with n/wastegated 16cm^2, goerend Trans.
Dad's: 97 Cummins #10 plate, 16* timing
Cousins: 97 Cummins stock with 215 hp injectors, BD Built Transmission
Cousin #2: 99 Cummins 125hp edge sticks, edge drag comp HOT Lots of LED lights.
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For just a moderate bump in power but nothing to drastic a chip will do good. But you should also do at least a down pipe as the stocker is smashed flat for firewall clearance. That an AFE intake and 4" exhaust will help it breath a lot better. You'll also want to put gauges in it as well. A chip with stock injectors isn't going to have him keeping up with any modified Cummins but he should hold his own year for year against stock Cummins. It will also be OK on the trans. If it's weak and about to go it may push it over the edge but it shouldn't take out a good tranny. Taking the next step up to injectors is going to require a new tranny though but will also yield a huge increase in power.
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well chip,ijectors,17degree pump,1.0 exhaust housing.I have this stuff for sale.please pm me
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First replace the downpipe and intake. Then order a chip from Tony Wildman and get a set of gauges. Next get a set of DIY stage 1 injectors. You'll be looking at about 300HP.

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what size down pipe and from where do i get one?

wildman i hear about him A LOT ON NEWENGLANDTURBODIESELPOWER.COM

i will look nto the chip and down pipe to o to the stacks. If i reuse the stock down pipe but bump up the rest of the exhaust to like a 4in. the to 5in. stacks will that hold ok with the chip. I will hook him up with a full set of isspro gauges once we decide on what to do, as all the trucks i build and or modify become equipped with the isspro brand gauges. i have used isspro for a while now and will not use anyone else.

Mine: 96 Cummins 24* timing, 370 marine injectors, 100 plate, hx 35 with n/wastegated 16cm^2, goerend Trans.
Dad's: 97 Cummins #10 plate, 16* timing
Cousins: 97 Cummins stock with 215 hp injectors, BD Built Transmission
Cousin #2: 99 Cummins 125hp edge sticks, edge drag comp HOT Lots of LED lights.
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where do i find wildman tuners

Mine: 96 Cummins 24* timing, 370 marine injectors, 100 plate, hx 35 with n/wastegated 16cm^2, goerend Trans.
Dad's: 97 Cummins #10 plate, 16* timing
Cousins: 97 Cummins stock with 215 hp injectors, BD Built Transmission
Cousin #2: 99 Cummins 125hp edge sticks, edge drag comp HOT Lots of LED lights.
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where do i find wildman tuners
Here:
http://www.totaldieselperformance.co...ctCode=TDP%5F6
Stealth Automotive. Tony Wildman Chip
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