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450HP Goal Build Need Advice

Hey guys thinking about going to the next level with the truck as well as fixing a few problems with new parts and adding 200 horses. I would like to do that while keeping it safe, reliable, and still be fun to drive while maintaining her manners on the street.

I have a Non-Cali 97 F250 SCLB 4WD Auto w/4.10's Lifted 4in. on 35x12.50's

Problems- E4OD is not shifting on time
Up-pipes are leaking
Not enough power

Mods I already have include- Guages (EGT, Boost, Trans temp, E-fuel Press.)
- (S&B)
- Exhaust (3in DP & 5"DP back)
- PHP Phoenix 6 POS chip

Ok with that all said I need some advice on parts and what will get me to the 450HP Ballpark. I'm also not sure what the threshold HP# is that I'm going to start needing studs and springs.

Budget- Still not sure but should be around 5-6k.
Trans rebuild- Will be by local shop (Gary's Transmission).

Some ideas for parts- -Irate 366 t4 mount and IC pipes $2595
- Irate Plenumns $195
- 200cc Hybrids $1650-$2250
- T500 HPOP $449
- Chip Reburn
- Modded IDM $275
- Traction Bars $500
- 7.3 or 6.0 IC

That's all I can think of right now. If you guys have any suggestions feel free to chime in. Its been a while since if done anything to the truck because I've been working on building a custom Bass boat all summer. So I think its time to get my truck beefed up and back in action.

1997 F250 7.3 powerstroke SCLB HD XLT
340,000 Mi.
Blown Tranny Mod
D60 Swap
PHP 6 pos.
S&B CAI w/Prefilter
EBPV Delete
3" DP
Kitty Delete
Cat Back 5"
Aeroturbine 5050XL Muffler
6" Vented Tip
17"X10" Pacers
4" Rough Country Susp. Lift
KW 17 LED CabLights
35"X12" BFG KM2's
Tint 20%
Magnum CB 104" Whip
Quad A-PillarPod
GlowShift Digital Gauges

Future mods: ??? 1.5 Sticks T500


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a 160/100 injector and a D66 will get you there with the rest of your mods. i would be careful about the trans that's going to be the biggest thing. does your $5-6K budget include the trans or not?

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It will be pretty hard to get 450hp out of a set of 160's...

I would say a set of 230/100, 17* HPOP or a Honey Badger Jr, Good tuning from No Limit, Gearhead or like and a T4 or T4i turbo...

Give Tim a shout at Performance Injection Systems...

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