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post #1 of 8 Old 08-19-2007, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Graduated from college.

So I graduated from NAIT. from the Computer network administration program. gonna be looking for a job soon to get my foot in the IT door. I had to sit through 8 months of people trying to understand my addiction to hot rodded diesel trucks. ( they drive little compact cars and trucks I would not call trucks). Now as soon as I get enough money I plan on picking up my own Powerstroke. I want a 7.3 hands down. I would go for a 6.0 but there a little more pricey on insurance.

Up here in edmonton because of the 6.4 and 6.7 there are a ton of used diesels on the market. for around 12-16k is what I am looking at for getting new truck.

Now the question is how much power can the block take reliably.....
how do i get this thing to 10's

just cause there is a 10.85 second dodge in town and hes starting to call out ferrari's and lambos I think he needs some one his own size to fight.
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Look for a 99-2000 as it has forged rods. You can probobly run 500 rwhp with the stock rods, but your talking lots of money to get to that kind of hp

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You will get more speed out of the 6.0 than the 7.3. The 7.3 will end up being more reliable I believe though, and it will depend greatly on the year and miles on the 6.0. You will most likely spend around 1000 to 1500 just to get a 7.3 to keep up with a stock 6.0. This is just from what I have read on the forums here, but it seems to be the concensus. Good luck man! OH, also good luck in the IT field. I have been in to for over 18 years now, and I LOVE it!!! I am currently a Senior Network consultant for Honeywell International. I design networks for Refinies, and large Plants. The market is OPEN! no matter what ANYONE tells you Certs are more important that a degree, UNLESS you plan on going into management! Cisco, and CISSP are the HOTTEST things going right now! LEARN ALL you can from ANYONE, or ANYWHERE you can! Buy the books, Buy infrastructure and build a home lab! It is an investment. Talk with Rodslinger as well, He is a Big Wig IT guy!


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Do you know what the hardest part of driving a dodge is? Telling your parents that your gay.
Sold the truck to help pay $1.5M in medical bills! Now I have a F150 6cyl that is slower and gets worse mileage
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bull **** on the 1000 to 1500 i have spent 600 and that 6.0 is left in the dust now the 6.0 with 600 would blow the 7.3 doors off if this makes any since it comes stock with 75 more hp than 7.3

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Here in lil ole nm. I have had two senior network engineering jobs, I currently have no certs. Just a side note.

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bull **** on the 1000 to 1500 i have spent 600 and that 6.0 is left in the dust now the 6.0 with 600 would blow the 7.3 doors off if this makes any since it comes stock with 75 more hp than 7.3
No not really! Maybe he should rephrase it to you will need to spend that kind of money to get there safely ie yes you can get there with just a tuner or chip but gauges really are a mod you should really consider to run the tuner and be safe or at least you have the option of being safe.

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Here in lil ole nm. I have had two senior network engineering jobs, I currently have no certs. Just a side note.
I have had plenty of Senior Jobs without Certs, but I am now I am making 6 figures, and that more often than not takes something to back it up. That is all I was saying. Like I said I have been in the industry many years.

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