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post #1 of 18 Old 11-26-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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OK so I'm lookingfor some little DIY projects for my truck. Funds are tight now. Would like to find some more little projects? I have zoodad gauges intake exhaust tuner. I was thinking about installing a second stock 7.3 intercooler. What do y'all think? Effective? I don't like the plastic ends on the 6.0 intercoolers. Also considering visual mods. Again. I can diy almost anything. Access to almost any tool. And I can weld. Many junkyards near by. So Please give me ideas. Thanks.
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Get some cheap steel and make a bumper. A rear bumper would be pretty easy I think.

I plan to do that in the spring

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Get some cheap steel and make a bumper. A rear bumper would be pretty easy I think.

I plan to do that in the spring
Thanks for the idea. I already am working on a front one though any more?
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I've always wanted to build a ram air scoop right above the filter, but with some way to completely seal it off also.

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I've always wanted to build a ram air scoop right above the filter, but with some way to completely seal it off also.
Interesting idea. Were you thinking of a dual Hood scoop. Just the pass side being a fake for looks? I think it would be cool. Always looking for ways to lower egts.
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I've always wanted to build a ram air scoop right above the filter, but with some way to completely seal it off also.
+1 on the functional hood scoop that can seal.


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I have another ?. So when im at a dead stop and my tuner is set at 140hp and i step on it. My egts sky rocket ^^^ to 1200* quickly. so i lay off the throttle.So my question is. Can i safely go over that temp for short periods of time with out a load? If so what temp is to high? thanks guys,
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As long as you're not immediately shutting off the truck afterwards, it'll be ok.
But be careful of doing that, heat cycling it like that will eventually cause a stress failure of some kind.

As for the functional hood scoop, I know it's not 'cheap' persay - but I'd love to get one of these hoods.
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OK so I'm lookingfor some little DIY projects for my truck. Funds are tight now. Would like to find some more little projects? I have zoodad gauges intake exhaust tuner. I was thinking about installing a second stock 7.3 intercooler. What do y'all think? Effective? I don't like the plastic ends on the 6.0 intercoolers. Also considering visual mods. Again. I can diy almost anything. Access to almost any tool. And I can weld. Many junkyards near by. So Please give me ideas. Thanks.
Hard to talk about visual DIY mods when we don't even know what your truck is. Post up the specs and a pic or two.


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Oh yea sorry. 01 white dually cclb lariat. I'm gonna try to post pics later. And back about the egts what would be a max egt on a quick little drag?
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