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post #1 of 27 Old 09-11-2012, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for power and reliability!

Alright guys new to the forum, not new to powerstrokes tho. This is my fourth 7.3 one previous being a "obs". I've always just impulse bought upgrades never really planned any of them out. I recently bought a 2000 F-250 with 177k miles, ZF-6, single cab, 2x4. Basic old man pick up. I drive 600 miles each way to work once a week(live in east TX, roughneck in new mexico). I'm looking for reliability, with a decent amount of safe power. I went through it last week and replaced all of the ball joints and all of the tie rod ends, got an alignment and new xd addict rims with stock size tires. Nothing else is wrong with the truck except the fuel gauge doesn't work and the clutch squeaks when I press it. I'm currently looking at the following upgrades to install at once. 6637 intake, afe intake manifold, high pressure oil and fuel crossover lines, 500 hp clutch, edge evolution cs, wicked wheel, banks big head waste gate, rear diff cover(mainly cause they look badass!), a 4 inch downpipe into a 5 inch exhaust, hellwig sway bars on the front and back, rancho shocks, new stock rotors with green stuff pads, switch all fluids to synthetic, and finally ranch hand bumpers on the front and back. Any other upgrades or things I should switch up please let me know. Also I do pull a 34ft travel trailer. If you made it through all that^^^thanks.

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If you dont have a lift, nobodies gonna see that "badass" diff cover.

Afe intake manifold waste of time and money.

Edge evolution sucks balls.

You have a 6spd; you shouldn't have surge therefore saving money on an otherwise useless wicked wheel.

Wastegate complete waste of time and money and wont do ****.

And lastly you drive a work truck not nascar, why the **** did you install sway bars.
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Thanks for your feedback I haven't purchased any of this stuff just asking about it.
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Get custom tunes on a ts chip, not an edge. Don't need the sway bars. Do a diy 6637 for the air filter, flows more but doesn't skimp on filtration doing so. Wastegate is useless.

Sold 2001 f250 ccsb 4x4 400/400, dual terminators, swamps 80mm bfh, headers, bts and all the usual supporting mods. 715hp fuel only.

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Thanks for your feedback I haven't purchased any of this stuff just asking about it.
Good thinking. Now alter your list to our recommendations and come back with more questions.
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Alright thanks guys. Should I buy an intake manifold or do they not do much?
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They dont do anything on these trucks. At least, not for the hp/tq that you or I will ever build on these trucks.
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Alright and would it be a good idea to go ahead and get a 500 hp clutch?
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Wouldn't hurt

Sold 2001 f250 ccsb 4x4 400/400, dual terminators, swamps 80mm bfh, headers, bts and all the usual supporting mods. 715hp fuel only.

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Ok so with a ts chip, DIY intake, 5in exhaust, oil and fuel crossover lines, intake heater delete plug, and a Pusher pump(fass or air dog). What kind of hp should I be pushing? I plan on a hpop, injectors, turbo, and other upgrades about a year from now should I buy a clutch close to my hp with my first upgrades or go ahead and account for the bigger upgrades as well.
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