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Old 03-17-2012, 07:07 AM
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Best heavy towing turbo/injector setup

Hi guys, I have a 2000 F450 CCLB with 160k miles and turbo is starting to have some play on bearing so its time to replace/upgrade. truck is my work rig and it pulls a 48ft enclosed car hauler 15/20K lbs about 95% of the time, other 5% is going back and forth from race track to hotel.
Truck has straight thru exhaust, upgraded Intake and PHP towing tunes as of now and not looking to make it a 500hp truck, just looking for the best day in day out tow rig. What would be the best turbo for my application? stock, upgraded stock, 38r, etc. should i get different injectors too? I know this has been asked many times but mostly for daily driver trucks, this is just a tow rig so any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:28 AM
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You can always do an upgraded HPOP since I'm sure it's always working hard. An FRx would be good too. That way the injectors always have plenty of oil and fuel.
For a tow rig, transmission comes to mind if it's an auto. Upgraded valve body, external filter, and big 6.0 cooler.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:02 AM
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Already have the 6.0 cooler and do you think the valve body would be worth it at 160k miles? trans still works perfect and I do a drain and fill (5.5qts) with Amsoil synthetic ATF every oil change (9k miles with bypass kit). trans temp never goes over 180 and thats towing 20K lbs on a hot day.
what would a better HPOP do? I was actually just looking at a FRx and HPx from Riffraff, they look like good products
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Stage 1 160/30 injectors and the 38r would be a good tow setup I think. As long as the hpop is healthy no need to replace for stage 1's.


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Old 03-17-2012, 12:09 PM
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Ac's, 1.15 sd d66, srp1.1. Bts valve body, regulated return or frx
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160/stocks, T4 mount and s366 from irate, irate RR, srp1.1, bts vb and good tunes, you'll love the power and economy...I could pull 20k+ with nearly that same set up on 100+ degree days and barely hit 1150 accelerating in my tow tune from Tyrant....if you want a package deal, give Jake at Irate a call...he sets these things up all the time and it a great guy to work with.
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I just did a BTS valve body in mine, worth every penny, night and day difference for shifting!!
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I just did a BTS valve body in mine, worth every penny, night and day difference for shifting!!
Yep and your clutch packs and tranny fluid thank you
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:17 AM
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Love my PDR SUPER GTP. I pull the "Great Bear Snow Shed Coquihalla Pass"(4147ft 11% grade at the steepest) up here in B.C. Canada. At about 16,000 lbs in 5th gear. Cruise set at 65mph. 80economy. 1100 degrease. Stock injectors for reliability. Truck goes like stink for a 8500lbs monster. Tows cool. Spools fast. Cheap to service the turbo. (If needed) unlike the BB ones. But 40,000 hard miles ZERO issues. Definitely my favorite modd for this truck. And Terminator T500 HPOP!!

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Been considering buying a 7.3 for my Hotshot business and have been curious as to what the gear ratio specs are on a F450 & 550?

Not new to diesels by any means but we havent owned a ford diesel since our 03 6.0 ate our wallets up. 3 sets of heads, 2 long blocks, 4 turbos, 10 EGR claims, 31 injectors all in 5 yrs/180K miles. I know head studs and EGR delete would have helped but it was my dads and he prefers STOCK.

My dad put 300K miles in 5yrs (traded for the 6.0) on our E99 F350 Crew Cab/Cab and Chassis before the tranny took a dump. 1 turbo, HPOP upgrade, and 1 set of injectors.

I'm normally a Chevy guy but dont like their big 4500-5500's and am not a dodge guy at all.
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