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post #1 of 8 Old 08-01-2007, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Reliability and Durability?

im getting a 99.5 powerstroke wiht 135,000 miles on it in great condition. i plan on getting a dp tuner, exhaust, intake, itp boost anhilator, guages, and bully dog shift enhancer. i just want to hear from you guys how the truck will hold up as an everyday driver. im not going to pull it at truck pulls or tow anything. ill just be driving to school and work and out and about with friends. of course ill show off and get on it now and then but i dont want to make this investment if its going to break down alot. please let me know what u guys thikn. im pretty sure ill have less then say 400 hp 800 ft lbs torque. thanks guys!
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You should be fine, although the tranny may fail on you eventually.


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The trannies are the failure point, engine should easily triple current mileage if you maintain it well and it was maintained by the owner(s) before you...

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may I suggest the itp HPX line, and his Prepump kit also. This will help in both reliability and durability. Both run under 200.00 and are easy installs as long as you are low in fuel when you drop the tank
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Howdy,
Ive got the same truck, but with 226K other than the normal, ive only had to deal with injecter wireing and I am getting ready to depart on the hard journey of rebuilding the tranny. The engine is running great, And I would consider myself hard on trucks I tow excavators and skidsteers daily.
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i have an early an 99 f350 with 141 on the clock and its runnin like a champ onlything was a speed sensor

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yeah that stock tranny is about the only weak link. i have the same year truck with a ts chip and i rag the pooh out of it with the stock tranny. drag race it snatch trucks out at the local mud hole. they are plenty durable but i know one day the tranny is goin to go but its goin to happen eventually. better you maintain it the longer it will last

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If your aiming for around 400hp then your gonna need some injectors also.

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