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Old 04-06-2010, 07:24 PM
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Just purchased 99 7.3 cc 4x4 ....Now Upgradesss

i just purchased this truck a few days ago, recently sold my 2008 cc 4x4 6.4l. Wanted another 7.3l. This truck has 211k miles, and was just probably goingt to do an intake first and maybe exhaust. Looking for some responses on what to do first as far as performance and just making sure everythings up to date on a truck with this kind of mileage. I know some peeps with these truck have some lil cheap mods under their sleeve that i could use on my truck. THANKS....
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:38 PM
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get em while they last! 7.3's are gettting more and more scarse by the year. have you figured out if your a early 99 or late?
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:53 PM
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congrats bud... this is how i would start your mod list
Intake
Exhaust
Gauges
custom tuned chip

if you have a lil more cash i would also include
valve body and a torque converter

if you need any prices or more info dont hesitate to ask

-Raul
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I'm going a little out of order here.

Got my chip last August

Intake and exhaust this summer

Gauges sometime down the road

To be honest you really don't need gauges with a bone stock truck as long as your not abusing her
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:52 PM
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It's a little risky running it tuned with no gauges but as long as you don't abuse it and give it time to cool down before shutting it off you can squeak by.
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To be honest you really don't need gauges with a bone stock truck as long as your not abusing her
uhhh No... lots of peope run gauges with a stock truck... well only if you care about your trucks health.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:49 AM
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uhhh No... lots of peope run gauges with a stock truck... well only if you care about your trucks health.
I know plenty of people run them what i was saying was you don't need them. As long as your not a with your truck...only hot rod it for short periods of time, and give her a nice cool down time when you park you'll be perfectly fine without them. It would be pretty difficult to blow a turbo on a bone stock truck anyways.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:55 PM
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how do you tell the difference between a early 99 and late 99 anyway?
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there are several differences, im sure a bunch of people will chime in and tell you more, but i just sold my early 99 for a 2000... so heres a small list of differences to look for... the turbo is smaller, the hpop is a 15* instead of the newer style 17* you can tell by feeling the backside of it looking for a bump on the swash plate.. bump is the 17*... the collector pipe has smaller outlets they are only 2 inch on the early, the plenums are also 2 inch, the early 99 airbox setup is different it pulls in air from the fender well instead of from the grill .. some say you can tell by badge location but i have heard of some hybrid trucks, and lastly the easiest way to tell would be to check the build date..
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mine was built in 6/99 so that would make it a late 99 right?
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