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Old 04-04-2009, 02:34 AM
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Improve performance/ pulling

Forum, I am trying to do some things to my truck and hope to improve its performance. Below is the stats of my tuck and what I would like to do. Can anyone out their help me out? I may be asking too much at one time, but here goesí. Currently deployed but would like to research/ order items and have it waiting in Alaska when I get back. Donít know where to start. Thanks
Truck Stats
2001/ F350 XLT/ Super Duty Crewcab/ manual 6spd/ Long bed/ 7.3ltr
Paid: $29,000 for it used in 2005. Current miles 32,000
4Ē BDS Suspension Lift (self installed)
LT 315/70R17 Dynopro MT Tires (35ís) (self installed)
DYNOMAX 4Ē Exhaust system (came w/truck)
K&N Air Filter (came w/ truck)
Garrett Turbo- (I think itís the GTP 38R) (came w/truck)
Allied Signal: Part # 1831383C93/ SN# DLL 25081/ All# 383dll25081
Rear Axle- 5409/ L73 10 5 1A03 / OL13 AGP2 (from tab on the rear pumpkin)
Like to do:
Increase mileage/ kick-it when feeling foot heavy (Priority)
Towing power to pull my toy hauler (10,000.00lbs loaded down) & back yard work (Priority)
Ladder bars/ traction bars, hopping when the bed is empty/no load (secondary)
Clutch to handle the upgrade of power output (secondary)
Pumpkin gears, got stuck with only one back & front wheel spinning in 4WD (secondary)
Most work I would like to do myself If possible at Military Auto Craft shop
Budget and need recommendation of reasonable distributers:
$2,000.00 max, the Mrs. would cut my !@# if I spend more..hahaha..
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:18 AM
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Get your gauges first if you don't have them allready. Then get a DP or TW chip for the power. Ditch your K&N and get an AFE stage II or make your own with a piece of 4" exhaust and the Napa 6637 filter. You'll want to keep the power below 400 hp on those PMR rods. Your not going to win any races the 6 speed but she'll pull like he!!. I would also like a limited slip for mine but I haven't checked out my options much yet. Hopefully someone will chime in and fill in anything I left out. Welcome to the org.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:32 AM
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DIY Intake

ZooDad Mod

DIY Boost Fooler


Traction Bars I made


Tons of awsome info in thes links.

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Old 04-05-2009, 10:21 AM
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Duckslayer, what type of guages you recommend (oil, temp, ? etc) and reliable brand name). not to keen on the abbriviaitons (DP=Diablo predator, TW=?) and is it imperative i ditch the K&N and get an AFE stage II. Could i use the cash some where else. Szyd, Ladder bars i will have to buy, no welding skills on my part and time mangement. I see all types & brands and diffrent mounting locations. (top of the leaf springs, part of the lift blocks & to the axle) what brand and type of mounting would you recommend. Thanks for the input fella's i appriciate it. Will reply ASAP between missions..thanks. ducklslayer, any input on the superchip Fashpaq tuner 1805?

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Old 04-05-2009, 11:07 AM
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TW is tony wildman. he does custom tunes. i'm gonna get one sometime. depends on which K&N it is. if it's the drop in stock size filter it should be ok. if it's the FIPK or whatever then it can let in large dust particles and chip your turbo blades and score your cylinder walls. i have the DIY intake and love it. easy, cheap.
there's also a high pressure oil crossover hose that creates a bridge between the two high pressure oil rails which fires the injectors. it smooths the idling a whole lot and even makes cold starts smoother from what i've noticed. makes it a little quieter too.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:12 AM
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DP is DP tuner, one of the custom tuners for the 7.3. And yes, it is very important that you get rid of that K&N.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:22 PM
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from what i have heard dp tuners and tw are the best
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