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Old 02-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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I am a newbie to the board and new to the Diesel scene in general. I just recently purchased a 2000 crew cab, 4X4, SRW with a 7.3psd with a automatic transmission. The truck comes with a few encouraging mods and some unknowns as well. It has a 6" lift sitting on 35" tires, 4" SS MBRP exhaust, two autometer gauges (tranny Temp and Boost) and a 4 position rotary switch that I believe controls a tuning chip. I don't know what make the chip is or what tunes it has on it but I do know there is a considerable power difference from position #1 to position #4. The truck does have what appears to be a different (new or rebuilt?) transmission and rearend, that or someone spent a lot of time keeping the tranny clean. lol Thus the unknowns.
One of the first things I'm going to do is the DIY intake mod and then my next important need is a pyrometer. beyond that I don't know what to do next with my truck, I'd like a few more horse power but nothing extreme, a little more whistle, and the ability to smoke every now and then. I need my truck to be reliable as it is a daily driver.
If any of you have comments on any of the additions to my truck or any suggestions for performance please respond, I'm all ears (or eyes in this case)..lol

Thank you in advance.

Murf
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:58 AM
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:00 AM
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Pyro and intake first like you said. Foil delete on the inner cooler pipe will make it whistle more. 6.0 trans cooler and external trans filter will be good idea too. More power and smoke will be injectors or turbo.

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Old 02-24-2012, 06:18 AM
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Thanx for the replies, Is the foil delete as simple as taking the foil off of the pipe and maybe cleaning it up or is there more to it?
And with an injector upgrade does this require a HPOP upgrade as well?. There is so darn much information on this site that it'll make a newbies head spin, RR's, HPOP's, FRX's, Turbos and the list goes on, I don't want to go crazy with mods, just some fun reliable inexpensive projects to keep it interesting. I also don't want to throw money at mods that are pointless. I'm sure we all agree on that...lol

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Old 02-24-2012, 06:30 AM
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Well you've done all the "inexpensive" stuff it seems. With stage 1's you don't necessarily have to upgrade the hpop if your stock pump is healthy. It's a good idea but I'd say not an absolute. If you're using it for a dd I'd just do preventative stuff and get a custom tuned chip since you don't know for sure what you currently have. You can even get a "smoke" tune if you wanted. Although youll get blasted for it on here lol.


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Old 02-26-2012, 05:43 AM
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Yeah, I see a lot of trash talk about smoking, guess I'm to new here to know why that is...lol As for the foil delete, can you enlighten me? I'm assuming you just take the foil off, but is there something else that need s done when you take the foil off..?
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The foil on the i/c pipe is also insulation for noise thus removing it = more noise
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Chances are once you do the DIY intake you will start to get more turbo noise. for more power, I would contact one of the many tuners you will read about on here and see about getting custom tunes for your current chip. you may be suprised how much you will gain.
Being as your truck is a 2000 (2000-03) you may find that with the CAI and a hot setting you will get turbo surge. I put a Wicked Wheel in my 2000 to clean up the surge and it made the turbo really loud, to the point of almost annoying on an 18hr trip.
Do your pyro and CAI first, then look to getting you chip reburned, then worry about the expensive stuff. At least thats my opinion.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:45 PM
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Well, pulling the foil off seems easy enough...lol

Just found out that the truck has a Garrett turbo on it, Since I'm new to the game I didn't realize what I was looking at when I first looked over the engine prior to purchase. Now my question is, how do I identify what model turbo I have or is it even necessary? I'm really trying to track down the previous owner so I can get information on what all was done. I am pretty excited to buy a truck with most of the mods already done, now I just have to figure out what all has been done and what to do next...

Thanks again for taking the time to respond to me.

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Garrett makes the factory turbo on these. You'll have a different compressor housing if it is after market. The chip is probably a bully dog 4 position chip. And may i ask what is the point of you wanting to do mods to make it smoke more?
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