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post #1 of 25 Old 06-25-2013, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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The best top 10 mods for a 7.3

Looking through the post and alot of guys are always looking for mods to there trucks. I though it would be a good idea to start a list of your top ten mods to the 7.3 and drive line. It can be anything from making the truck run better to all out power.

Let see what you guys come up with.
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IMO
1.) 6637 filter
2.) 4" turbo back exhaust
3.) Electric A/C condensor fan (I live in south Georgia and its HOT here)
4.) Window tint
5.) Tuner with digital gauges (SCT livewire TS or Infiniti-DX)
6.) Door lock actuator mod (because they are gonna act up)
7.) 05'+ headlamp upgrade
8.) Turbo surge fix (Wicked wheel, ported housing or turbo upgrade)
9.) PSI fooler if not built into tuner/chip
10.) Harpoon mod if you put the miles on quickly

Of course all of these are AFTER standard maintenance and service!

-Brad

00' F350 CC DRW still pushing well past 300K: 6637, GTP38R, 5.6k mod on turn dial, superchips, trans command, Torque pro on Galxy S2 for PID monitor, OD lock, 4" straight pipe, condensor cooler w/electric fan, watersprayed intercooler, 08' taillights, 05' headlights, BD valve body kit, all door locks foiled, full LED exterior light kit, and the list is still growing.
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I think what you're gonna get is, the 10 things anyone did (I have no idea what the guy above me is thinking....) hehehe

For ME it's;

1) JW Valvebody
2) 6.0 Trans Cooler
3) AIS filter
4) 4" SS Exhaust (w/straight-thru Muffler)
5) WickedWheel (for the Whistle if nothing else )
6) FRX & HPX
7) Hutch & Harpoon
8) PHP Tunes (those All-in-Ones SUCK!)
9) 200psi Train Horns (daytime weapon!)
10) 180w LED LightBar (nighttime weapon!)

Anyway,,, that's my truck and the things I did, and am the Happiest with!
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My list is not the first 10 items I did but my biggest issues/desires with the superduty 7.3 platform in general...
I can re write my list for engine/drivetrain specific if you would like.

-Brad

00' F350 CC DRW still pushing well past 300K: 6637, GTP38R, 5.6k mod on turn dial, superchips, trans command, Torque pro on Galxy S2 for PID monitor, OD lock, 4" straight pipe, condensor cooler w/electric fan, watersprayed intercooler, 08' taillights, 05' headlights, BD valve body kit, all door locks foiled, full LED exterior light kit, and the list is still growing.
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1) 6637
2) d/p& full exhaust
3)wicked wheel
4) gauges
5) upgrade tranny cooler
6)boost fooler
7) stage 1 inj's
8) php or tony Wildman tunes
9)billet converter
10) sd hpop& lines

99 f250 4x4 7.3 php tunes,20's
01 4x4 cc srw 7.3 550hp BTS trans
02 excursion LMTD 4x4 7.3
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I think what you're gonna get is, the 10 things anyone did (I have no idea what the guy above me is thinking....) hehehe

For ME it's;

1) JW Valvebody
2) 6.0 Trans Cooler
3) AIS filter
4) 4" SS Exhaust (w/straight-thru Muffler)
5) WickedWheel (for the Whistle if nothing else )6) FRX & HPX
7) Hutch & Harpoon
8) PHP Tunes (those All-in-Ones SUCK!)
9) 200psi Train Horns (daytime weapon!)
10) 180w LED LightBar (nighttime weapon!)

Anyway,,,
that's my truck and the things I did, and am the Happiest with!
lol! I agree with 5 and am now adding 9 & 10 to my list of must do's!

2000 f250 7.3 w/ 103k miles
4" MBRP turbo back exhaust
DIY Intake with AFE big boost filter
Autometer Cobalt gauges (trans, boost,pyro)
PHP Phoenix stock, 40ht,80dd,120race
Wicked Wheel
Harpoon Mod
203* thermostat
Dieselsite coolant filter
Dieselsite IC Boots

Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2013!
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Let's see

1) Air filter upgrade
2) Exhaust opened up
3) 6.0L trans. cooler
4) EGT,Trans temp gauges
5) PHP Hydra chip
6) Window's tinted
7) Cool looking tires
8) Delete the foil (sounds really cool)
9) Kick arsh Bass stereo system
10) A 5th wheel or Travel Trailer

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Airiad Intake 4" Flo-Pro Exhaust
ISSPRO EGT/Transmission
PHP Hydra
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1. bts valve body
2. 6637 intake
3. 38r
4. wastegate controller set to approx. 23psi
5. mrbp 5" exhaust
6. ts chip
7. oil balance line
wanted
8. stage 2 injectors
9. cfm intake manifold
10. over/under gear


6637 filter
5" exhaust
bts valve body
gtp38r
no ebvp pedestal and exhaust outlet
oil feed line cross over
ts 6 position chip
6" lift
20" fuel wheels on 35s
2x4 to 4x4 conversion

2001 supercab 4x4 manual no mods
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no specific order

1. 285s
2. explorer a/c bypass mod(need to replace condenser, but it works nicely)
3. rotella ELC
4. pioneer 4000 with 3-ways in all 4 corners(had it from old f150)
5. topper(sleep in the back sometimes)
6. around belt upper radiator hose(must do for all 7.3s)


sure my list will change the longer i own it, have had it since april now.
think the led light bar and mbrp turbo back are on my list of wants, if not a few more things

2002 F250 7.3/JW Tow master 4r100 203k miles
Mods:explorer heater valve, WR GP relay, RiffRAff boots, lariat overhead console, Hydra chip, 6637 mod, 6.0 cooler, AIH delete and isspro2 trans, egt, and boost gauges. 92 gallon aux tank with a total capacity of 130gallons, 1800 mile range , 4" MBRP straight Piped. 2" Warrior shackles
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This is what I've done and its not quite ten, but I'm getting there.
1. 6637 intake
2. 4 inch exhaust
3. Gauges
4. Chip
5. Wheels/tires which happened to already be on truck when I got it
6. Transmission cooler (want item at this point)
And that's it for now.

01 f250CCSB, 285/75/16 GY duratracs, 4 inch diamond eye straight pipe, riff raff 6637, php Phoenix chip, tru-cool, riffraff billet wheel, isspro EGT gauge and torque app.
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