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post #1 of 21 Old 01-19-2008, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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Am I doing this in the right order?

I have an 02' 7.3 liter.
I bought it bone stock a week ago, and so far I've done the DIY intake, and have a wicked wheel & boost gauge on order.

This weekend, I would like to accomplish:
10K mod
unplug the wastegate
FPR shim / gauge

I am going to get a FarmBoy turbo back kit next weekend

Then hopefully the following weekend will be the Wildman chip

Does that sound good?

Should I get my pyro & tranny temp gauges first?

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definately get the EGT and trans gauges before the other mods

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i think you will be ok for the first few mods, but definately guages are a must before the chip

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Don't keep the 10K mod in with the TW chip. All it will do is throw ICP codes.


The EGT gauge is more important than the boost gauge. Get the EGT gauge at a bare minimum. Boost is fun to watch but you drive by your pyro(egt).

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Sounds good, whats a safe constant EGT? Max momentarily?

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10k mod???

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Sounds good, whats a safe constant EGT? Max momentarily?
That’s debatable depending on how brave or stupid you are. I personally will hold 1300 for a couple minutes and will hit 1500+ for a few seconds without getting exited but I like to keep it below 1200 as much as possible.

Defiantly get gauges first
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1250* is the danger zone. I'm sure momentarily wouldn't hurt anything short term, maybe longevity....


but I wouldn't push it past 1250 for any reason. The gauge ain't marked red in that temp range just for looks...

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1250* is the danger zone. I'm sure momentarily wouldn't hurt anything short term, maybe longevity....


but I wouldn't push it past 1250 for any reason. The gauge ain't marked red in that temp range just for looks...
i was told 1350???

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I have an 02' 7.3 liter.
I bought it bone stock a week ago, and so far I've done the DIY intake, and have a wicked wheel & boost gauge on order.

This weekend, I would like to accomplish:
10K mod
unplug the wastegate
FPR shim / gauge

I am going to get a FarmBoy turbo back kit next weekend

Then hopefully the following weekend will be the Wildman chip

Does that sound good?

Should I get my pyro & tranny temp gauges first?

Here is my personal opinion on what I would do to a stock truck if I ever get another one after all of the maintenance items.

First is make truck happy
1. Gauges $300
2. DIY intake $40 or less
3. Trucool 40k tranny cooler (for automatics) $120
4. 4” or 5” Open exhaust $300 or less or just straight pipe it for $80 or less
5. In tank and prepump filter and fpr fuel system mods $30
6. CCV mod ~$5
7. Tranny valve body

Second make driver happy
1. Tony Wildman flip chip
2. Map sensor fooler (if needed) $1
3. Front end lift level (I built my own)
4. Rear work/backup lights $20




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