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? 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?

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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
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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.

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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
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ya il look into it.

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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.
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I would go for the spare. not tell anyone what your doing, then one day you truck is twice as fast!



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6's is a BIG and costly number for 7.3

traded it for an 06 dodge sorry
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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

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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

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