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Towing Performance Upgrades
2002 Crew Cab Long Bed, Automatic Tranny, 130K miles
Current Upgrades: Mag Hytec Deep Tranny Pan & Diff Cover
Parts on Order: Magnaflow 4" Turbo Back Stainless Duals
MaxBrake Brake Controller
I have been reading here for weeks now and need advice for the rest of my planned mods. I will be using this truck for towing around 10K lbs very often. I need increased performance and durability. I really like the turbo whine and want more of that too.
I am planning to use either the Tymar air intake or a DIY Tymar using the Donaldson filter. That tymar looks nice, but pricey. Is it worth it or should I go DIY or another intake alltogether?
Chip: I am leaning towards the DP Tuner. I like smooth shifts and some extra power pulling hills would be a big help.
Turbo: I am thinking about one of the non-wastegated van turbos with a 1.00 housing and Banks turbine wheel (wicked wheel) all balanced from Ron's turbo to decrease EGT and hopefully get a little more turbo whine.
Gauges: Planning on EGT, Boost & Tranny Temp, maybe Differential temp too since the mag hytec cover has the threaded hole already. Haven't done any research yet on gauges so I have no idea which brand.
Tranny: It will remain stock until it blows, then I will upgrade. I see no point in replacing it now as long as it still works well.
I will probably do the foil delete when I install the intake and exhaust systems. My question is: What do you guys think about these mods for my application and do you have any other reccomendations? I really don't want the expense of upgraded injectors or a larger intercooler, although I am considering the 6.0 intercooler swap as it is cheaper. My concern here is the effect of spool up time with the larger intercooler and 1.00 turbo housing. My current intercooler has plastic end tanks, so I am wondering if this swap was already done by the previous owner.
2002 F250 Superduty 7.3L Crew Cab Long Bed
Mag Hytec Tranny Pan and Diff Cover, Magnaflow Turbo Back Dual 4" Exhaust, Tymar Intake, Garret BB Turbo, Mishimoto 6.0 IC, 6.0 Tranny Cooler, Plenum Inserts, EBPV Delete, Turbo Master Waste Gate Actuator, John Woods Valve Body and 6.0 (5R110) Torque Converter, DP Tuner F5, Isspro Performax Gauges, Bypass Oil Filter, Bypass Coolant Filter, In-Line Tranny Filter, Power Steering/Hydroboost Filter, Banjo Bolts, Western Motor GPR