looking to do some light(ish) mods - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 11-05-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
looking to do some light(ish) mods

bought my 01 eclb a few months ago and am looking to get some more power out of it relatively inexpensively. its got 143,000 miles, and is a 6 speed truck. already put on a mbrp 4 inch exhaust, so im looking for a little input the rest of the way. ive read through alot of posts, and i think if i do the riffraff 6637 intake and a php phoenix chip, then i should be pretty happy. Stock, 40hp tow, 65hp tow, and 120 race, but i gotta decide on the last 2. anyone see any problems with any of this? i daily my truck and tow some cars and small equipment at times. thanks ahead of time for any input

tyler
tstorm1 is offline  
post #2 of 14 Old 11-05-2013, 05:40 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Jerrybizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Meridian, Idaho
Posts: 364
Thanks: 19
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You are thinking of doing what I did when I researched my mods. I have straight 4 inch pipe, riff raff 6637, php Phoenix and gauges. If you don't have gauges you will at least want an EGT gauge. The tunes I went with are stock, 40 and 65 tow, 80 daily, 120 race and whisper. If I went back I would probably replace the stock tune with a high idle as if I need stock I can just pull the chip off. With yours being a manual it will be easy to control shift points which are the main differences in race vs daily drive vs tow tunes. You will be happy with the results. Night and day difference from stock to chipped.

2012 f250CCLB, 285/70/17 on vtec wheels
Mini maxx, weight reduction pipe, egr block plates (to be installed)
Jerrybizzle is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 11-05-2013, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yea im definitely doing gauges too. sounds like you are happy with yours. it seems like this is a good way to get decent power without spending a ton. it doesnt need to be a track monster, just something to play around in

01 ECLB, 4in mbrp, '05-'07 grill swap, '12 tailgate swap, more performance mods coming soon
tstorm1 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 11-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
blue99stroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 5,122
Thanks: 18
Thanked 223 Times in 214 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 165 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
140hp extreme is fun!

99.5 f250 7.3 4x4 258k
PHP Phoenix, S&B CAI, 4" TBE, Hpx, Stancor, RR Billet Wheel, AIH Delete, Autometer Gauges, Leveling kit, Transgo kit, Warn Hubs, Int'l Up-Pipes, RR IC Boots, Non-Ebpv Pedestal, High Flow Outlet, RR OCR, 08 Tow Mirrors.

Dad-2000 7.3 109k miles, Autometer Gauges, Superchips 1705, AIH Delete, 6637, 4" TBE, BD Billet Wheel, TruCool Max
blue99stroker is online now  
post #5 of 14 Old 11-17-2013, 12:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
the1laf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Flying at Low Altitudes...
Posts: 560
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Of your tunes I'd swap stock for high idle(1000-1100rpms) and add a couple tunes (like around "100 Performance") for daily driving. I'd bet money you'll never touch the "stock" tune once you've driven a Performance/Race tune and only drop it to a "tow" tune when you're actually towing.

My high idle tune makes a significant difference in warming up the motor in the winter and really helps the AC stay cold in the summer.

Another thing maybe to consider is the Swamps Hi-Voltage/Frequency IDM, I just did it about a month ago and I'm really impressed with the throttle response and top end improvement.

my $.02


2000 F-350 Lariat CCLB w. 335,000+ Mi
Tymar intake, Straight 4", 6.0 Intercooler, IDP Competition Fuel System, AC's, SB SD Clutch, ZF6 Short Shift Kit
Gearhead Tunes, Swamps IDM, Snow Performance Water/Meth, Isspro Performax Gauges & 08 Black Leather Seats
05 Harley's, Smoked tails, Weld Racing Sidewinder Wheels

Fried Piston, Re-building engine
330 RWHP Fuel Only - 363 RWHP w. Meth
Broke College kid... Eating Ramon to save for truck parts..

the1laf is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 11-17-2013, 12:51 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Gaius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Santiam, OR
Posts: 862
Thanks: 7
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I also use the high idle on the cold mornings and during hunting. You won't ever use stock, Get a daily tune and ditch the 40 tow. The extreme tunes are fun to play with.

05 F350 Crewcab
98 Jeep TJ - wheeler
Gaius is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 11-17-2013, 12:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
blue99stroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 5,122
Thanks: 18
Thanked 223 Times in 214 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 165 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
its best to run stock tune until the truck is up to operating temp.

unless you want premature wear of components, this is stated on the invoice you receive from php when you receive your chip.

if i could do one thing different i would switch out 85 dd for 100 performance, ive heard 100 performance is better for all around driving.

you might get surge when you use the higher settings on the chip or towing.
id recommend riffraffs billet wheel.
it cures surge, lowers egts, raises boost and horsepower too

then if your trans is getting a little hot, get a 6.0 trans cooler or tru cool max from dieselsite.

that is a pretty solid setup which will give good reliable power.

99.5 f250 7.3 4x4 258k
PHP Phoenix, S&B CAI, 4" TBE, Hpx, Stancor, RR Billet Wheel, AIH Delete, Autometer Gauges, Leveling kit, Transgo kit, Warn Hubs, Int'l Up-Pipes, RR IC Boots, Non-Ebpv Pedestal, High Flow Outlet, RR OCR, 08 Tow Mirrors.

Dad-2000 7.3 109k miles, Autometer Gauges, Superchips 1705, AIH Delete, 6637, 4" TBE, BD Billet Wheel, TruCool Max
blue99stroker is online now  
post #8 of 14 Old 11-17-2013, 01:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
the1laf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Flying at Low Altitudes...
Posts: 560
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by blue99stroker View Post
its best to run stock tune until the truck is up to operating temp.

unless you want premature wear of components, this is stated on the invoice you receive from php when you receive your chip.
Really?
It was my understanding that high idle was designed to maintain proper cylinder temps over extended idling periods and that the OEM tune actually has a slight wash from unburnt fuel. This was also the reason PHP didn't recommend the "whisper" tune for extended idling periods...


2000 F-350 Lariat CCLB w. 335,000+ Mi
Tymar intake, Straight 4", 6.0 Intercooler, IDP Competition Fuel System, AC's, SB SD Clutch, ZF6 Short Shift Kit
Gearhead Tunes, Swamps IDM, Snow Performance Water/Meth, Isspro Performax Gauges & 08 Black Leather Seats
05 Harley's, Smoked tails, Weld Racing Sidewinder Wheels

Fried Piston, Re-building engine
330 RWHP Fuel Only - 363 RWHP w. Meth
Broke College kid... Eating Ramon to save for truck parts..

the1laf is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 11-17-2013, 05:59 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
blue99stroker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chico, California
Posts: 5,122
Thanks: 18
Thanked 223 Times in 214 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 165 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Misunderstanding.
High idle is fine I meant driving around on higher tunes until the drivetrain is warm and lubrication is improved.

Not going balls to the wall right when you crank her over

99.5 f250 7.3 4x4 258k
PHP Phoenix, S&B CAI, 4" TBE, Hpx, Stancor, RR Billet Wheel, AIH Delete, Autometer Gauges, Leveling kit, Transgo kit, Warn Hubs, Int'l Up-Pipes, RR IC Boots, Non-Ebpv Pedestal, High Flow Outlet, RR OCR, 08 Tow Mirrors.

Dad-2000 7.3 109k miles, Autometer Gauges, Superchips 1705, AIH Delete, 6637, 4" TBE, BD Billet Wheel, TruCool Max
blue99stroker is online now  
post #10 of 14 Old 11-17-2013, 06:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
the1laf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Flying at Low Altitudes...
Posts: 560
Thanks: 8
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No, no balls to the wall just after you crank it over... lol That's what I use high idle for, to speed up the warming process.


2000 F-350 Lariat CCLB w. 335,000+ Mi
Tymar intake, Straight 4", 6.0 Intercooler, IDP Competition Fuel System, AC's, SB SD Clutch, ZF6 Short Shift Kit
Gearhead Tunes, Swamps IDM, Snow Performance Water/Meth, Isspro Performax Gauges & 08 Black Leather Seats
05 Harley's, Smoked tails, Weld Racing Sidewinder Wheels

Fried Piston, Re-building engine
330 RWHP Fuel Only - 363 RWHP w. Meth
Broke College kid... Eating Ramon to save for truck parts..

the1laf is offline  
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:
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome