Hi everybody. I started reading the forums and getting info for my 2000 SRW F350 a year or so ago. I bought this truck to pull a LQ horse trailer (about 11,000 lbs) between Texas and Wyoming, and I just finished my first trip. It was, well, difficult at best.
I had a lot of issues with EGTs the whole way. I felt like I was watching it far more than my speed! I currently have a 6637 intake, 4" turbo back exhaust, gauges, banks big-head, flanged up-pipes, built trans (billet converter, extra clutches, valve body, Mag Hytec pan), and a Hypertech tuner. A lot of hills had me at 1250 EGT, while the speed was slowly coming down. Some hills I topped at 40mph. This was a beating over a 24 hour each way drive time trip!
Here is what I'm thinking I need to do to get better performance. I'm not looking to race or anything. I just need a safe, reliable, strong truck to do this trip and as a daily driver.
1. Dieselsite turbo-master, wicked wheel 2, engine and intercooler boots, and adrenaline HPOP
2. Unlimited diesel Stage 1.5 injectors
3. Gearhead tunes
I did a DIY pressure test on the intake system and have had the Ford dealership look over the truck too, and can't find any exhaust leaks after I put in the up-pipes.
Any advise and input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.