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Old 12-01-2010, 06:36 AM
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I've just bought a 00' f250 7.3L 6spd, and am new to this forum. First things first, I've noticed that there are several performance upgrades into which i'm quite interested. My first question if anyone can shine some enlightenment on the situation; I'm looking at installing a ts 6pos chip, and will be using the 140+ setting from time to time, with that being said, I have a 6spd completely stock. Does anyone know if I will be fine running the chip without upgrading the clutch? please send some info, i'm dying to start seeing what I can acheive with this 7.3.

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:37 AM
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You'll be fine for a bit, but if you run that 140 enough, your clutch will be gone soon.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:45 AM
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I'm just running an older Superchips Programmer on my pickup (the two setting one) in performance mode for now... I spun the center of my clutch out on the 13th of this month - the pisser was at the time I was driving it like a grandpa, and never have really "beat" on it. I did upgrade to a ceramic HD setup (~$800) and labor to install was $415 locally. My new pedal feels a lot softer, but the clutch does indeed grab harder. The mechanic (usually I do most of my own wrenching, but its my work truck so I had to have it done ASAP) told me that I shouldn't even have a problem with the new one. I actually like it more, just because the damn pedal isn't so stiff - after driving around a city with the old clutch and stiff pedal my knee would be about shot for the day. And I'm only 25...
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:11 AM
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I ran my stock clutch with a 100hp chip and it did fine until the clutch got its normal wear and then it would slip. i know have the south bend clutch and love it.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:38 AM
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awesome, thank you everyone for the input, i really appreciate it. I'm not going to drive it like its stolen, but save the real power for a rainy day. Im getting a new clutch with tax income, but i was just making sure i dont put the chip in and then immobilize my truck within a month lol. Thanks again.
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