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Old 05-22-2010, 05:30 AM
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best 7.3 setup for 400+ hp

im curious to what you everyone thinks is the best set up for getting over 400hp
this is what i have so far
i was going to go with some stage 2 or 2.5's from rosewoods-1700
gtp38r 15-1600 ebay
adrenaline hpop 600 dieselsite
fass fuel pump-600
arp headstuds-550 online
tranny?? ats / bts / suncoast?? thoughts prices?
anythig else im missing??
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:37 AM
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sounds like you are on the right track. I would get the aeromotive fuel pump from ITP and a full fuel system from them as well.

Bowl delete and all. Then you should see over 400
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:39 AM
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Don't the bts trannys run about 5k? Thats what I want after I demolition mine. Everything else looks good. How high of hp are you wanting?
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would i really need to upgrade the tranny? i was actually thinking about swapping it for zf-6 would that be a cheaper route?
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:42 AM
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im looking to just get over 400 maybe 450 id like to not do a tranny right now so thats why im thinking of swapping to a 6 speed i dont know for sure yet though
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You wouldnt have to have a tranny. The stock one would be fine for a while. The tranny would be the last thing I would do. Make the hp then you can decide on the tranny.
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ok well hopefully my truck will sell soon so i can buy a car and whatevers left is going for this project
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Well if i were you and you plan on putting that much power to the ground i would get yourself a built tranny. The 4r100 with that much power will not last long at all if you already have alot of miles on the truck itself. And did you re gear already since you did the 22.5 swap on your truck? That will help alot with saving your tranny for awhile.
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:56 AM
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Its not for my dually its for my 99 reg cab i wont be drivingit all the time so the stock tranny will be fine for now just on weekends and stuff
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I would skip the head studs, you'll be fine without them, this isn't a 6.0L

also maybe choose another fuel pump, Luckily the FASS has a warranty, because you will have to make use of it on a semi regular basis.

Maybe go with the hutch intank mod and a 2 micron external filter/seperator that will give you the air seperation and good filtration while keeping the reliable ford pump.
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