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test drove an 03 7.3 yesterday, was impressed

so me and a few buddies were on our way to the branson cruise nights, yesteday, in my obs. and a buddy was way behind so we had plenty of time to stop at a dealer. i got out and was lookin at a 4 door short bed 4x4 03 7.3. had the keys in it revved it up some, popped the hood checked it out, looked at the pcm sure enough theres a chip in there found, the switch.

here comes the dealer, he talks to me, i ask for a test drive he said hop in.

(i already flipped through the 4 positions to figure out power settings by the smoke amount 4th was the hottest.)

we take off i leave it in the low setting, laid it to the ground, put out quite a bit of smoke, said alright now lets see what its got, made a right to a straight stretch, flipped the chip to the 4th setting. laid it to the ground. it set everyone into their seat, blacked out the road, when it shifted into second it barked the tires, not just a scratch i mean it barked them good. thats when the dealer asked me to turn the chip back down. play time over.

anyways how did that truck bark second so easily? ive driven and rode in all diesel trucks, stock, chipped etc, my buddies 4 door short bed 4x4 common rail with an edge with attitude on the highest setting wont bark second, these werent stock wheels and tires either, it had a set of chrome rims and some wide tires on it.

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Probably had more done to it than just the chip.


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Probably had more done to it than just the chip.
all i know is that thing was moving. i was surprised by far

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could be gears, built tranny, but simply could be the line pressure for the tranny turned way up from the chip. so hopefully it has a built trans otherwise its time for a rebuild eventually.

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could be more line pressure to trans, could be bigger injectors and a fuel system too, I wonder who's tunes were on the chip? If i scratced in 2nd I highly doubt it was just a chip by itself

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makes u wonder what it was, my 02 with the mods in my sig can chirp the tires off the line pretty good(doesnt happen stock lol). she likes to roll.
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could be more line pressure to trans, could be bigger injectors and a fuel system too, I wonder who's tunes were on the chip? If i scratced in 2nd I highly doubt it was just a chip by itself
im not sure ive seen 7.3s with just chips they smoke but they wont black out a road and keep rolling it like nothing, like this one did. the dealer called me today on it i told him i want him to call the last owner and verify what chip it was etc and whats done to it

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makes u wonder what it was, my 02 with the mods in my sig can chirp the tires off the line pretty good(doesnt happen stock lol). she likes to roll.
ya but this is just going 20 or so in drive mashed it, blacked out the road and it chirped second with ease and it never stopped rolling smoke, i bet if i kept in it, it might scratch third

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nice, sounds about like my truck......

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im not sure ive seen 7.3s with just chips they smoke but they wont black out a road and keep rolling it like nothing, like this one did. the dealer called me today on it i told him i want him to call the last owner and verify what chip it was etc and whats done to it



ya but this is just going 20 or so in drive mashed it, blacked out the road and it chirped second with ease and it never stopped rolling smoke, i bet if i kept in it, it might scratch third
sorry thats a no on the 3rd gear

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sorry thats a no on the 3rd gear
i said maybe, never said it would

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