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Question What else should I do to my 7.3

Okay I have a 2002 F350 SRW 4 door shortbed. I use the truck as my daily drive (mostly less than 5 mile trips) and a backup tow rig for my business. I currently have 4 inch turbo back, 6637, Tyrant chip, EGT and boost gauges, airbags, built trans and hd TQ and extended capacity trans and diff pans. I know I need to do a whicked wheel soon, the EGTs seem to get to high when towing, will the wheel help? I do all pintle towing, would sway bars be a good investment? I hear about all of these other mods but just do not know which ones I should do (http://www.riffraffdiesel.com/category/F731-RDP.html)? I hear of a lot of people replacing the HPOP and injectors and adding a FASS systems, should I do this? I guess I just really want to know what I should do to make it a strong reliable daily driver capable of towing. I do not need to go crazy fast, I just want a long lasting strong truck. This is my first 7.3 so I am still learning. Thanks this site has been a big help

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The wicked wheel isn't a performance upgrade, it only helps with surge.

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The wicked wheel isn't a performance upgrade, it only helps with surge.
Its got the surge when towing on any setting besides stock and even a little on stock or when I really get on it empty.

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The wicked wheel isn't a performance upgrade, it only helps with surge.
Its got the surge when towing on any setting besides stock and even a little on stock or when I really get on it empty.

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A bigger turbo will lower your egts


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What are your EGTs? And whats your budget?

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A bigger turbo will lower your egts


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My pyro is after the turbo (it came that way) when I do the whicked wheel im going to move it. I usually run 5-600 around town or in highway. Towing it can get up around 1000 it'll go higher towing if i am not careful. As far as money, I really do not have a set budget. Things will be done over time as finances allow. I am not looking to spend a ton of money tho.

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if you're hittin a 1000 degrees post turbo that is high. i don't know what the difference is between pre and post turbo temps but its a few hundred degrees. holdin 1250+ pre turbo for a sustained period can cause problems. to lower egts you have to go larger on the exhaust housin. 38r will drop egts and eliminate surge
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I only hit 800 at wot with a post turbo probe. And with the probes in the headers I hit 1200 at wot sooo it's about 400 degrees if ur hitting 1400 for longer then a few seconds that's a issue


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