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post #1 of 14 Old 07-19-2010, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
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So I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan, I have a 99 F-250 7.3 back home. Over this deployment I saved up some money to put toward my truck I'm looking to spend 10k. This is the project truck, the one I'm going to take to the track to smoke little ricers, and most importantly I want to eventually get in to truck pulls. Not concerned about gas mileage. I currently have a list of mods of my own, but I did not grow up with a diesels so im still really new to the diesel world as well as what the 7.3 motor limitations. The Truck is stock.

With the 10k what should I start with in mods? To get this truck on a good start. I would like to know motor to transmission.

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the first thing people will tell you is an exhaust, intake and chip, and along with that to accomplish your goals, you will want / need a built transmission

Those things right there will come out to ~$6,500 all said and done including installation. (assuming a BTS trans, and a custom tune)

That's where to start though.

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Before you go much further past JBM's suggestions, I would look into suspension mods to get the power on the ground that is still customizable that you can do pulls with it too.
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If you already have a Forged Rod Block...

Gen 3 - 1650
Fuel System - 1200
Modded S400 - 1700
T4i mount - 1250
Injectors - 2800
Springs,Studs,Pushrods - 1000
Intake/Exhaust/Gauges - 1000
Transmission - 4900
Labor to install - ?

Fuel Pressure, EGT, Trans, boost, drive pressure.

$15500

If you have a PMR block... I'd swap in a forged rod and run it while building the PMR block up. Rods, Girdle, Pistons, Machining, Ported Heads, etc...

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hes got a 99 he's got forged..
definitely get a built auto trans(bts/john wood, etc)
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hes got a 99 he's got forged..
definitely get a built auto trans(bts/john wood, etc)
IF it has the original motor in it.

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IF it has the original motor in it.
exactly. assuming something random didnt happen..
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With 10K to blow, I'd spend $5000ish on a BTS transmission (Brians Truck Shop), $1400 on intake/chip/exhaust/gauges, then blow the rest on injectors and a fuel system. Then when you get more $$$$, you'll want an aftermarket HPOP and a bigger turbo.

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