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post #1 of 23 Old 06-10-2012, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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build up? or trade in?

I have an early 99 with 100k miles, I want more power, should I get a 6.0, or just build it to be a monster?
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there are many good and bad things about the 6.0, do some research and you will see the some of the problems it has, with 100k miles on your 7.3...thats nothing for these diesels, not even broke in yet, stick with the 7.3, atleast that way you KNOW what you have.

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traded my 7.3 for a 6.0..........i want my 1997 7.3 back i was running a straight pipe 4" exhaust, custom intake, and Dp tuner usually on 80hp economy had no issues with it....traded for the 6leaker..already $3500 in repairs and going in tommorrow for a test to see if i need another $3500in repairs. lots of people like the 6.0 but I am not one of them. my $.02. goodluck

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Well what do you want to spend and what HP/TQ ratings are you looking for?
To bulletproof a 6.0, say 5k ish. Then to get to 500HP, you might have to only drop in a MTW turbo along with intake/exhaust.
Or do the whole fuel, injectors, tuning (FICM/PCM), turbo(s), etc on a 6.0 and for the same money be no where close with 7.3. Just truth.



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How much would it cost to get around 500 HP? and where would that put me as far as tq
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a "good" amount plus a trans if you have an auto

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Well that's encouraging haha
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just build up your 7.3 . it's always better to stand outside of the pack
Don't worry about them miles, i'm pushing 300K on mine and getting ready to throw in a set of 250/80's and all the other regular mods. And i know there are years left in my old motor

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Fuel, injectors, bigger oil, forged rods if you don't already, turbo, probably valve springs and push rods, and possibly a transmission. Def. TQ, VB and cooler to be conservative.
So 7000? Just a guess.



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Well sounds doable, I wanna beat my brothers 6.0,
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