? About BIG hp - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kearney Nebraska
Posts: 2,082
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
? About BIG hp

Ok im kinda cought between buying a new truck or keeping mine. I want to make ALOT of hp. I have 166,000 miles on my truck and dnt know if it would be worth keepin mine and building it up. I i would put new billet rods in and bigger oil, fass fuel, turbo, injectors, and really build my tranny up how much could my engine hold. I know i have to put rods in if i want to go over 400hp on my year of truck but is there anything esle i would need to do?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-11-2008, 04:42 PM
Banned
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SOUTH New Jersey (there is a difference)
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
you can build right off of that motor, but it's going to be a bit weaker because of the mileage. What kind of numbers are you looking for 5s, 6s? It'll take a good amount, but these blocks are all iron, as well as the heads, and so you should be able to build big power, but you'll need girdles, rods, pistons, the whole works. It might be worth it to look into a lower mileage motor (6.0 or 7.3, your preference), work on that, and than drop it into your truck. No down time, and you can have the freedom to finish it when you get to it
reinforcement is the biggest thing with any kind of big hp motor, so that'd be my suggestion. Supporting mods and "insurance" mods all the way
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-11-2008, 04:46 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kearney Nebraska
Posts: 2,082
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ya 6s hopefully. Ya thats a good idea. Get a 7.3 or 5.9 and put the power to it and then drop it in my truck when i get it built up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-11-2008, 04:49 PM
Banned
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: SOUTH New Jersey (there is a difference)
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black Pwrstroke View Post
ya 6s hopefully. Ya thats a good idea. Get a 7.3 or 5.9 and put the power to it and then drop it in my truck when i get it built up.
i'd look into that if you want 600s. That's a big number, but is achievable with time. I'd work on it outside of the truck, and than mate it up when it's all said and done. Much easier imo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-11-2008, 04:50 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kearney Nebraska
Posts: 2,082
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ya il look into it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-11-2008, 05:19 PM
lukecline
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
if your going to rebuild the engine, it doesnt matter how many miels it has on it. 600 is going to be expensive. I would buy a spare engine and start rebuilding it that way your truck isnt down, unless you have another vehicle to drive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-11-2008, 05:30 PM
Emergency Services
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 5,538
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to cchase
I would go for the spare. not tell anyone what your doing, then one day you truck is twice as fast!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-11-2008, 05:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: frazeysburg ohio
Posts: 803
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
6's is a BIG and costly number for 7.3
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-11-2008, 05:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 392
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
plz dont flame me 8(. i have a bud who made 530hp in a 2007 cummins 2500 with a slippin trans. i know its kinda taboo to talk about cummins in here, but that set up made 530hp and a 7.90 sec 1/8th on 35's (25lb boost launch in 4high)with just 1grand in performance parts/work. plz dont flame me 8( but all that kid had to do was a CP3 mod(fuel pump), hot tunes on a programmer, exhaust work, new intake, and boost fooler. plz dont flame me 8(

edit: if your just after big numbers that's what i would suggest. If your after a nicer ride, better interior, better lookin truck, and a bullet proof work horse of a diesel engine...stick with the PSD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-11-2008, 05:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,726
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
7.3s just take alot of money to get big hp out of, still an awesome motor though. I would still rather have one of these than anything else
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors