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Old 03-31-2012, 08:18 PM
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Question next move to make?

new to the powerstroke, ive had my 01 7.3(6 1/2 in. lift, chipped) for a few months now and finally startin to make moves with it. jus recently bought an exhaust system for it, and was wondering what my next move should be mechanically to do to it?
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:48 AM
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Have you checked the oil pan? If you live in the south where salt is not used in the winter you are probably fine but if you live in the northern rust belt then check it out. The pans rot out & leak pretty quick. The problem being that you have to pull the engine to change it. I have to do mine pretty soon & will be coating the new pan with POR 15.
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gauges if you don't have them, ccv mod, intake, valve body, 6.0 tranny cooler. after that it takes a lot of denero
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:54 AM
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If it's chipped, you shoulda already got an intake system (DIY intake is the most popular), a free flowing exhaust, and gauges. Then, I'd custom tune it to get more out of it. Everything Bruce listed also.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:15 AM
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Like another poster said gauges are next and I agree the Edge Insight CS or CTS is good quality and value.

It is easy to bring fuel for power into the powerstroke but to make them run hard, clean and efficient air is critical. Typically first the Turbo Charger then an high quality Intercooler. If the turbo is out of price range for now look at the Upgraded Compressor Wheel, it is a great-inexpensive modification!

I believe we are talking about an Automatic... then look into an Accumulator Body upgrade and install a Deep Sump Aluminum Transmission Pan while and double up on the install time.

Here is a whole page of upgrades for that 7.3L Powerstroke for pricing use member discount code: forum

Hope this helps
Dave
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:32 PM
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i have the edge cs chip now. i jus ordered a 4" mbrp single turbo back straight pipe. and it has the tranny cooler. brand new. idk a whole lot i know my share but i aint no mechanic by any means
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the edge should only be used for gauges, their tuning leaves a lot to be desired. ts chip with good tunes is far superior
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:40 PM
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so what i have isnt actually a chip but an electronic gauge to see temps, etc
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:16 AM
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He means it isn't a very good thing to run as far as tuning, but is good for gauges.
Lots of ppl report trans issues/failures with Edge tuning.


The 6.0 cooler is on the bottom. The stock cooler is a little smaller than that middle one.
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