Just got my first diesel - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:05 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just got my first diesel

Hello
Im pretty new to the whole diesel thing but ive always liked them.
I finally decided to buy one i got a 2003 7.3 with about 200k miles on it.
Motor looks like its been taken care of really well and is very clean.
I wanna do a few mods to it but i dont know where to start. I know with cars you usually do a intake and stuff like that.
Do air intakes make any difference on diesels.
Also whats a good exhaust id like to get stacks but id like to get decent name brand ones.
Let me know your opions
Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:14 PM
The Silent Service

 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,210
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Howdy, and

Let me say I don't have the 7.3, but there's plenty of great information here, and a lot of die-hard 7.3 nuts laying around. Best intake I've seen is either the DIY mod, as for stacks the prominent names there are Grand Rock, or MBRP. Stacks are interesting, if ya tow you may not want the exhaust and soot all over your trailer. Sound wise, stacks are loud, you didn't mention much in you post/sig about the cab which will play a factor in that.

Hope this was helpful, and good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:21 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just like a gasser, LET 'ER BREATHE!! Also, you should probably get some gauges, especially is you intend on tuning or towing!

And welcome, noob here myself with my first diesel(been around 'em awhile though)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:22 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the input its a super duty its got the extended cab with the half doors the ones that can only be opened if the front door is open
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:25 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yeah i know i need an exhaust temp gauge and a trans temp and boost any others that i would need ? who makes the diy air intake ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:32 PM
The Silent Service

 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,210
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The DIY air intake is a filter you buy, and build a box and intake setup for. Should be a thread on it around here somewhere. Most run those 3 on the A-pillar or they get the Edge Insight (which will monitor a bunch of parameters). Anything beyond that isn't really needed on the 7.3 that I am aware of. Its not as maintenance and observation heavy as the 6.0.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:38 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks for the help
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:42 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
that edge insight looks pretty awesome can you see your exhaust temp and everythnig through that ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-22-2011, 06:59 PM
The Silent Service

 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,210
Thanks: 0
Thanked 30 Times in 8 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There's a probe you'll need for the Exhaust temp. Fuel pressure is under development. Its pretty year and model specific as to what it will and will not display, but its the greatest amount of information to the dollar you'll find.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-22-2011, 07:15 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gulf Coast MS
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have a 2002 F 250 Crewcab (CC) 4x4 7.3. I run the Edge Evolution, AFE stage 2 air intake, and a performance 4" turbo back exhaust. You can set the Edge up to monitor up to 4 parameters of your choosing. I personally monitor my turbo boost, EGT (exhaust), EOT (oil), TFT (trans). You can monitor other things such as speed, rpms, and other things but those 4 are your most important. to monitor the exhaust you have to install a thermo coupler (supplied w/ edge) into your exhaust manifold. it is easy and takes about 20 minutes.
You will see people that say they wouldnt do an edge unless it has so-n-so's custom tunes, there are a lot of opinions out here. as for me, I wouldnt change anything about my setup. I love it. It did what I wanted with power boosts and most importantly MPG's!!
you will be VERY happy with the 7.3 and glad you didnt get a 6.UH-OH!! lol
welcome to the board, there is a LOT of great information on here and some very helpful and friendly people here!!
TJ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors