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Question When Is 'Ol Girl "Too 'Ol?"

I bought my PSD back in December when it had about 85,200 miles. It was inevitable that "Heavy" as I call it, was going to be modified. Around 92,000mi., modifying was under way & @ about 94,000, the installation of the Big Hoss bundle was complete. Today, my truck's 800 miles short of 100 large. But in it's 13,000 mile run with me, it shows no signs of failure. It's survived it's 1st winter without incident, spring, & she's still running like a top coming over the middle marker of summer. I've done oil changes, fuel filters, & have checked all other vital areas that may cause problems down the road on a regular basis. It doesn't blow any blue or white smoke, starts up every morning no problem, & still runs like it did when I took it for a test drive. Now, I've grown bored with the Big Hoss module & crave more power. I've been REAL interested in the Tony Wildman chip, but getting ready to roll over 100k has always bugged me about experimenting with other performance products. It handles the Banks pieces great...but what about something more extreme? I mean, it's not like you can just open your engine like you could open your air filter box or pull your dipstick out to check your piston rings & bearings or any other component that would require surgery to see if they're up to the task of supporting bigger & badder performance parts without sudden failure. Who here has a high-mileage rig that pushes it like it's still fresh out of the box? I've babied the crap out of my truck since the keys were handed to me; can I go beyond the 100k mile marker without worrying? Am I being paranoid? Can someone shine some light on the subject? I just want to know if there's a "too old" point in a PSD's life cycle to continue experimentation of better performance parts.

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no, 100,000 is just getting broke in nice
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you can go beyond the 200k marker without worrying as long as you do the regular maintenance. Maybe need another tranny in that time if you're auto. 100k i wouldn't worry at all. Wish my truck had that many on it
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youll be fine im at 247xxx and still running like a champ. and she still gets some abuse...heres a video of how it gets run sometimes

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youll be fine im at 247xxx and still running like a champ. and she still gets some abuse...heres a video of how it gets run sometimes
I think that video just about seals the deal!

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Dude! The street is BLACK with rubber! Did you lay down all of that or did you and your neighbors build on a drag strip!

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no its the town cruise that they have the first saturday of every month. and the do burn outs till dark. we have people come down in drag trucks cars and about anthing you can think of to burn out..

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It is too ol when the repairs cost more then the value of the truck.


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It is too ol when the repairs cost more then the value of the truck.
very good way to put it I totally agree

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Mine has more then 190K on her. still going strong

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