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Old 12-27-2011, 07:41 PM
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7.3 upgrade list

Hey all

I have been going back and forth between the 7.3 and the 6.0 and I figured for 45lbs of torque and knowing that it is not going to explode on me its worth the drop down.

So with that in mind I am in the market for a good list of aftermarket parts that I can put in to for better power and mpg.

I have been told by many people that the banks power packs are not worth the cash and that I can get better gains for less cash so here I am.

I am going to be working with an 01' f-250 quadcab short box with a 4" lift on it already.

If anyone can help me out I would really enjoy hearing what my options are.

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There are many out there who have been at it longer then me but I can tell you what I went with after I bought my truck and from lots of research on the forums.

Gauges - EGT, Trans (automatics), Boost
Cold Intake
Turbo Back Exhaust
Tuner
Upgraded tranny cooler (automatics)

After that you start getting into all the other aftermarket parts that can make your truck better then stock.......

Fixing turbo surge, regulated return, HPO cross over, CCV reroute, fuel tank mods, the list can keep going as long as you want.

I like browsing 7.3L websites to see just what is out there. RiffRaff Diesel, dieselorings, sinister diesel, etc.
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:54 AM
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Should I look into an intercooler upgrade or are they not worth the cash
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Look around on here and you will find the answers to all your questions.
Gauges should be on the top of your list. EGT, boost, and tranny for autos
Intake. The do-it-yourself 6637 is very popular. Stay away from K&N!!!
Exhaust. Turbo back 4" is plenty but for sound you can go up to 5".
Custom tuner. This is a VERY debatable topic but there are many good ones out there (PHP, DP tuner, etc.)

But like Kbieber8 said those are the basics then you start getting into bigger and more fun things!
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In my opinion I wouldnt worry about the intercooler. From the research I have done and things I have read on the forums it isnt such a big item. There are plenty of other things to do before you get to that, if ever. Like most people will say, your mods depend on how you are going to use your truck and how much you want to spend. There are a lot of good "sticky" threads that have good information on all the basic mods.
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If you do decide you want a bigger intercooler look at getting a 6.0 intercooler. they are cheap and will help out. Same thing if you are looking for a trans cooler you may want to try to find a 6.0 one
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I would disagree with what you guys say about an intercooler. I have a turbonetics intercooler and WOW I am impressed. I couldn't believe how much it dropped my EGT's. When I saw what the stock intercooler looked like, I was disappointed. Looked cheaply made and couldn't believe Ford would put something that cheap on their trucks. The turbonetics intercooler is a SOLID BEAST. Typical EGT's driving down interstate was like 550, Now I'm around 200. I normally don't see my EGT's get over 100 degrees driving around town.
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I would disagree with what you guys say about an intercooler. I have a turbonetics intercooler and WOW I am impressed. I couldn't believe how much it dropped my EGT's. When I saw what the stock intercooler looked like, I was disappointed. Looked cheaply made and couldn't believe Ford would put something that cheap on their trucks. The turbonetics intercooler is a SOLID BEAST. Typical EGT's driving down interstate was like 550, Now I'm around 200. I normally don't see my EGT's get over 100 degrees driving around town.
then your gauge is wrong
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100* degrees I don't know about that bud where's your probe


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HAD to have been a typo. That or it's intake temps.
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