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post #1 of 5 Old 01-06-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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my 99 7.3 is down. started knocking and low on compression so im doing a full rebuild. i know i want to go with forged rods, yeah somone put a 01 engine in it b4 i got it, HPOP, turbo, regulated return, fuel bowl delete, already got beans stage 2 injectors. i was also thinkin bout pushrods valve springs and head studs, but not shur if i really need those. im wanting to build a good engin thats going to last me awhile but be able to tow anythig and have a little fun. theres too many turbos and pumps out there to choose from so if yall could help me out a bit with some ideas id aprecciate it.

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99 f-350 W/02 engine 6 speed 4D, 4x4, bale spike bed, Alcoa aluminum wheels, 4 inch TB strait pipe, BDP stage 2 injectors, ts 6 position chip, diy intake, autometer boost/pyro, boost fooler
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How much are you looking to spend? What power goals do you have?


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Port, Polish, 3 way valve job
Beans 160cc Single Shot Injectors
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DieselSite Coolant Filter
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AFE stage 2 dry
Labonte Stage 3 Methanol Injection
Banks wheels, exhaust housing, wastegate, Intercooler
5in Turbo back Exhaust
Custom Built Trans w/ Billet Shafts
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I'm lookin to get up around 400 rwh. But mainly I want peice of mind knowing I've got good parts in my engine that r going to last for years to come. I'll b driving this truck everyday. And want it to keep up with my 06. Right now I've gotta baby it while towing even on a tow setting.

95 Powerstroke 5 speed regular cab 4x4 W/bale spike bed, strait pipe, front bumper.

06 Powerstroke, 4 door, short bed, auto, 4x4, lariat, strait pipe, Banks six gun.

99 f-350 W/02 engine 6 speed 4D, 4x4, bale spike bed, Alcoa aluminum wheels, 4 inch TB strait pipe, BDP stage 2 injectors, ts 6 position chip, diy intake, autometer boost/pyro, boost fooler
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ARP Head studs and Main studs, Forged rods from an older psd, Heaver valve springs, all to keep it reliable. As for the turbo the 38r is great but cant be rebuilt, you can build up your factory turbo. It wont make as much boost but can be rebuilt. The most important part is to choose a quality engine builder to put it all together, its all about the machine work and the final fit and finish.


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ARP Head & Main Studs
Port, Polish, 3 way valve job
Beans 160cc Single Shot Injectors
DI Regulated Return/Oil X Over
DieselSite Coolant Filter
TS 6 position (Beans Tunes)
AFE stage 2 dry
Labonte Stage 3 Methanol Injection
Banks wheels, exhaust housing, wastegate, Intercooler
5in Turbo back Exhaust
Custom Built Trans w/ Billet Shafts
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I planed on doing the build myself. It'll b my first diesel but I've got plenty of time to work on it and I'm a pretty good mechanic. But id like to find a good machine shop. That's done more than a couple 7.3s. I'm just 1.5 hrs from OKC so shurly I can find a good one there. I've got the engine out and got my new 1 ton stand last night do I'll tear into it tonight. Hope the crank ain't too bad. Yeah I kinda planed on studs and push rods. My biggest worry is finding a good turbo and hpop. I thought once I got it together I might make a road trip to Beans for some live tuning and dyno. As for $ I'm wanting to keep it below 7grand

95 Powerstroke 5 speed regular cab 4x4 W/bale spike bed, strait pipe, front bumper.

06 Powerstroke, 4 door, short bed, auto, 4x4, lariat, strait pipe, Banks six gun.

99 f-350 W/02 engine 6 speed 4D, 4x4, bale spike bed, Alcoa aluminum wheels, 4 inch TB strait pipe, BDP stage 2 injectors, ts 6 position chip, diy intake, autometer boost/pyro, boost fooler
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