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What would you do?

Ok guys here's the question, if you had $10,000 to spend any way you wanted to on your truck for upgrades what would you do? Everything on the motor is stock except a superchips programmer, air intake, and itp boost fooler. I had to replace the HPOP about 8,000 miles ago and I think Ford sold me a 15* instead of the 17* that was on it. I say that cause it seems to want to idle real low almost stall after driving at idle speed then stopping. But thats beside the point, I had plans on replacing the tranny and maybe the gears (from 3.73's to 4.11's). It's a daily driver, I pull a 18,000lb 5th wheel trailer from time to time so I want the power and I've been known to romp on it a little to when not pulling it. The truck specs should appear next to the picture or on this post. Thanks!!!

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6.5" Pro-Comp lift
Pro-Comp MX-6R Shocks
37" X 13.5" Mickey Thompson ATZ's
GTP 38 Turbo upgrade
Snow stage 3 water/meth kit
AFE Intake
4" Magnaflow Exhaust
SCT Custom Tuner
SSBC Brakes and Calipers
Powerslot drilled & slotted rotors
Airlift Air Bags w/Onboard Compresser
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Transmission by Scott at MASS Diesel
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are you looking to do motor work visual improvements? or a lil of both?


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I'd rather do motor and drive train work mostly. The truck is about done as far as looks go. The pic is an old one.

2002 F-250, 4X4, SB, CC, 7.3 Diesel
6.5" Pro-Comp lift
Pro-Comp MX-6R Shocks
37" X 13.5" Mickey Thompson ATZ's
GTP 38 Turbo upgrade
Snow stage 3 water/meth kit
AFE Intake
4" Magnaflow Exhaust
SCT Custom Tuner
SSBC Brakes and Calipers
Powerslot drilled & slotted rotors
Airlift Air Bags w/Onboard Compresser
Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
Carbon Fiber Dash Kit
Transmission by Scott at MASS Diesel
4.30 Gears
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i would do 4.30 gears instead of 4.11's than a nicely built tranny and converter, turbo upgrade for towing. not sure if you should get injectors if its gonna be a daily driver and used for towing alot. oh yeah, def get a tw or dp tuner instead of the superchips and get rid of the k&n air filter.

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Ok, that all sounds good. I started by just looking at an ATS Stage 2 tranny, then add the billet flex plate. While on there I seen they had an Intercooler and trans cooler upgrade. I also looked at their Stage 1 Injectors but I'm not sure if I want to go that far, like I said I still want it to behave on the street. What do ya'll think about the ATS product line? I'll take any suggestions for who to use for this stuff.

2002 F-250, 4X4, SB, CC, 7.3 Diesel
6.5" Pro-Comp lift
Pro-Comp MX-6R Shocks
37" X 13.5" Mickey Thompson ATZ's
GTP 38 Turbo upgrade
Snow stage 3 water/meth kit
AFE Intake
4" Magnaflow Exhaust
SCT Custom Tuner
SSBC Brakes and Calipers
Powerslot drilled & slotted rotors
Airlift Air Bags w/Onboard Compresser
Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
Carbon Fiber Dash Kit
Transmission by Scott at MASS Diesel
4.30 Gears
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A properly built and bombproofed tranny should be your first purchase since its a towbeast. Thatll take most of half of the ten k right there. After that, its up to you what you want engine wise. Yes, dump the superchip and the KnN and start fresh with a REAL chip and intake. Personally, Id coin up for a complete fuel system revamp, DIY hybrid sticks, and a Big oil HPOP or at least something like an Adrenaline pump next. Then, if I had any cash left, Id save it, add to it, and get a nice turbo and headstuds after that. ON EDIT. Theres better choices than ATS. Just sayin.

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me i would use it as a down payment for a new truck. or just finish mine

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I would do a John Wood tow master tranny, Custom chip, and lockers. Then go on a vacation with the rest of the money.
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i would spend the $$ on my tranny first partly cuz it needs it. then spend a few $$ on a chip/programming. my bed needs a touch up also.

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Thanks everyone, that all helps a lot. The $10,000 was just a nice round number, I'll spend whatever it takes since I don't have a wife to answer to, haha. I'd rather invest in this 7.3 than buy a newer one.

2002 F-250, 4X4, SB, CC, 7.3 Diesel
6.5" Pro-Comp lift
Pro-Comp MX-6R Shocks
37" X 13.5" Mickey Thompson ATZ's
GTP 38 Turbo upgrade
Snow stage 3 water/meth kit
AFE Intake
4" Magnaflow Exhaust
SCT Custom Tuner
SSBC Brakes and Calipers
Powerslot drilled & slotted rotors
Airlift Air Bags w/Onboard Compresser
Reese 5th Wheel Hitch
Carbon Fiber Dash Kit
Transmission by Scott at MASS Diesel
4.30 Gears
HornBlasters Train Horns
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