Just bought a 01 PS 7.3 with 64k miles
It needs some maintenance items like ball joints and tie rod ends, could use tires in the near future. it was built in 05/01, whew, but the engine serial tells me it has powdered rods and not the forged (I think that is what they call them)
Anyways I hear the powdered rods are good for for 400HP. Which should be enough for me.
I am doing searching but since I am showing off my new ride thought I would ask some questions too.
First thing I want is gauges. I am thinking of a Boost gauge and a EGT gauges for starters. Do you prefer electric gauge for boost or the one with the actual air line? I was then going to get a Scan gauge for the rest of the things I need to see.
Now for performance mods. I am not looking for Drag racing performance, or trying to hit wicked levels or HP and torque. But would like something that sounds good and has a nice gain from stock. I still want to keep my rods in the truck lol. I may do a bracket race once a year for fun, but I don't care if I am the fastest, just fun. I really don't want to have to start dumping a ton of money into a transmission.
Next I was going to do air filter, Not sure if I want to do the $40 mod or do a real CAI. Advice is welcome for what I want.
Exhaust - Mainly wanting sound, so do you think a cheaper strait pipe is the way to go? Or spend the bucks for a "real" exhaust.
Then a chip - I do not need anything radical, but would like to blow some smoke here and there and maybe surprise a few little cars lol.
Now for pics....