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Starting to redo my 2000 7.3

Hey guys im a new member here this is my first post. I recently inherited the truck my dad bought new in 1999, a 2000 7.3 F250. He bought a new truck and told me to do what i wanted with this one. I currently drive a 2005 5.4 F250 so its cool to have a diesel toy. This truck just rolled 410,000 miles and the only thing done to it was cosmetic stuff a starter, oil pan replacement and ball joints. (other scheduled maintenance too). I am currently doing all the body work on the truck and converting it to the 07 look. I need some help with things i can do to improve performance, which injectors ( im sure it needs them after 400,000+ miles) chips, tuners, turbos intakes and whatever else i could do to make some more power without destroying the motor. On another note i can get a pretty good deal on a 6'' bds lift and mickey thompson atz 38.5". do you guys think this would be too much for this old girl. The truck still runs great not as much power as she used to have but im sure thats due to dirty injectors and turbo. Any input or things you think i need to know would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
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good luck on your truck build, In my humble opinion that is a lot of miles to start modding something, but i would think it would hold together for a while yet. just keep it reasonable. Get a good custom tuned chip from a reputable tuner and some single shot hybrid 160cc injectors and you will get more performance and you shouldnt have any worry of destroying your engine. a GTP 38r is a common turbo also, there is a lot of info here. Just use the search bar and the sticky threads in the performance section, they are your friend.

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I agree its a lot of miles but trucks got some sentimental value haha if it blows up ill just have to fix or replace I found a guy with the same truck who wrecked it and is selling the motor with 150,000 miles for 800 w/o a turbo thought about buying that engine putting it on a stand building it up and when im satisfied dropping it in my truck

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if you want to keep it just fix it as you go, that seems pretty cheap to me for a low mileage 7.3

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if you want to keep it just fix it as you go, that seems pretty cheap to me for a low mileage 7.3
You consider it to be a low mileage 7.3 @ 410,000 miles?


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I think he was talking about the 150,000 mile engine being low mileage lol


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good luck on your truck build, In my humble opinion that is a lot of miles to start modding something, but i would think it would hold together for a while yet. just keep it reasonable. Get a good custom tuned chip from a reputable tuner and some single shot hybrid 160cc injectors and you will get more performance and you shouldnt have any worry of destroying your engine. a GTP 38r is a common turbo also, there is a lot of info here. Just use the search bar and the sticky threads in the performance section, they are your friend.
never post again until you know what you're talkin about, use the info you're tellin him to use yourself
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never post again until you know what you're talkin about, use the info you're tellin him to use yourself
i dont understand why you would slam me so hard??, no one had poseted on his question for a while, i said in my humble opinion. and tried to help the guy out. what advice was so bad????

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You consider it to be a low mileage 7.3 @ 410,000 miles?
i was talking about the used engine he found, but i have herd of powerstrokes going over 500,000

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I bought the Bds lift which is actually an 8 inch lift the Mickey Thompson baja atz ob eagle alloy 20's and the motor which has 111,000 miles and a chrome 07 grill and header panel off the guy for 3300 as a combo the tires and lift have 5000 miles on them


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