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Hello my names cole I'm wanting to know if their is anyone out their that could help me. I'm 15 my dad bought me my first diesel it's a 2000 f350 7.3. What should I do and not do for upgrades. Is their any problems I should know about with upgrading it I don't want to go crazy with upgrades I'm on a limited budget I work as much as I can during the summer. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Read, read, read.
This is your summer assignment. Everything you cold ever need to know about your truck is right here.

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I love finally having my truck back... that 7.3 dog that I was driving was just not cutting it.
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^^^100% agree! Youve got a huge advantage with having this site. You got guys that wanted to get the best miles per gallon to the guys tryin to squeeze every last horse power out of the 7.3. Congrats on the truck! And good luck! Have fun with it!

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First fill your sig and list the miles and what if anything has been replaced-upgraded etc.

Then start with the basics..exhaust, intake and gauges...

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First of all...

We all started somewhere, I too started with my truck when i was a freshman in HS. Like the others said, it's all here.
Unfortunately the search engine on the forum sucks so use google and just add "powerstroke.org" to the end... You'll be amazed on the wealth of information you can find.

That being said, the first things I would look for would be a better intake(Tymar/Napa 6637) & freer flowing exhaust (4" is all the bigger this motor needs). They help make the motor more efficient and will help with both power and fuel mileage.


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welcome to the site
I would read up on these trucks and determine what you wanna do high horsepower, mile buster or general purpose
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Thanks guy for all the responses what parts would I be thinking if I wanted an all around power for good mileage, racing ricers, or hauling my dads heavy equipment to job sites.
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look into the different mods like harpoon hutch they have a link on here for them under 7.3 Tech Files to 7.3 Mod Help etc. I would recommend a 4" turbo back exhaust and the 6637/tymar intake for starters. you will get better fuel and performance out of just that. as far a chips I would hold off until you decide where you wanna go like turbos injectors. though some you can have flashed and retuned.


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

2001 supercab 4x4 manual no mods
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