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Old 01-23-2013, 04:35 AM
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right way to put power to a 7.3?

hey guys, im transplant here from the cummins forum. had an 05 cummins but just wrecked it before the new year. after a few weeks of waiting on the insurance company i finally got my check and started truck shopping. agreed yesterday to buy a 99 7.3 that a guy in my area was selling. seemed like the best deals were on fords, so here i am.

anyway, this truck wont be my daily driver. im leaving money aside, after buying this and a cheap DD, to put into the truck. so im wondering the right way to put power to these motors. the truck has a billet torque converter on it, upgraded clutches and a shift kit. also has a banks intake, 5" exhaust and a custom tune. (guy told me a local shop put it on a dyno and programmed the engine, not sure what all its doing to it but when i pick up the truck next week im going to take it to that shop and have them tell me what they did to it.)

so what are my best moves here? do you think the TC will be enough to handle more power or would you start adding more to the tranny?

i am completely new to fords, so any help yall can give me would be great
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Is it an early or later 99?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:31 AM
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i want to say late, but im not 100% on that
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Re: right way to put power to a 7.3?

That's a good start, the basics really

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Intake, exhaust, gauges, and custom tunes are usually the first thing people do.

Sounds like the trans should be okay if it was built by anyone reputable. Add an aftermarket valve body to it to help more.

Once you are past the basic mods, you are looking at turbo, RR fuel system, injectors, and HPOP.

We can get you setup with pretty much anything you will need for your build. Feel free to get a hold of me if you have any questions.
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