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High performance drivability

ok, this is partially a hypothetical, but I'm seriously considering getting a project truck to build EXACTLY the way I want it, but here is my main concern... I know you arnt supposed to be driving around with stage 3 injectors, a built turbo, upgraded fuel and oil, a built transmission and hot tunes. But would regearing to say 4.88s or even higher, along with a custom tune for just plain street driving, would that work? Because if I'm gonna hafta build two trucks (one dd/hauler, one "built" truck) I wanna know in advance, so I can kinda map out the build/builds

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i have no answer for you but love the idea of a reg cab short box built to the max. would be fun


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Ha I'm actually thinking the opposite, a long bed cc build on like an f550 cab chassis build so i could get a custom 10 or 12 ft bed put on there, but after that it would probably be a short wide so id have something to take to the drag strip
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Depends on many factors what HP are you trying to get..tons of trucks are used with hybrids without changing gearing for daily drivers..
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Depends on many factors what HP are you trying to get..tons of trucks are used with hybrids without changing gearing for daily drivers..
Idk, 450-500? whatever I could milk out of it lol
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ok, this is partially a hypothetical, but I'm seriously considering getting a project truck to build EXACTLY the way I want it, but here is my main concern... I know you arnt supposed to be driving around with stage 3 injectors, a built turbo, upgraded fuel and oil, a built transmission and hot tunes. But would regearing to say 4.88s or even higher, along with a custom tune for just plain street driving, would that work? Because if I'm gonna hafta build two trucks (one dd/hauler, one "built" truck) I wanna know in advance, so I can kinda map out the build/builds

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I'm confused....I'm not there yet, but I plan on doing just that. Slightly modified gear ratio, but I am running 37" tires, and about 450-500hp and the mods to get there. Are you concerned about "emissions" with a build like that or longevity or driveability?
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I'm confused....I'm not there yet, but I plan on doing just that. Slightly modified gear ratio, but I am running 37" tires, and about 450-500hp and the mods to get there. Are you concerned about "emissions" with a build like that or longevity or driveability?
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More or less driveability. Longevity second. Emmisions never.
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I think driveability at least empty and not towing would be fine at that level. I guess I'll find out before TOO long. I know the bigger turbo, hot tunes (on stock injectors...different I know) and built trans isn't bad...I've already got those and I've been working on it for awhile, but hopefully this year will bring the injectors. I drive mine about 100 miles a day and don't plan on stopping that even after I get it over 400hp. Maybe I am the one in for a surprise since I have no personal experience with this truck at that power level, but I expect it to be fine...just keep an eye on EGT's, but I have plenty of room to grow there too. Maybe some of the guys already putting down that kind of power in a 7.3 will have better information/comments. Good luck!
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