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Old 11-09-2013, 08:36 AM
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7.3L Upgrading Performance List

Hello powerstroke.org! This is my very first post on the site and I am about to go and pick up my very first 7.3L powerstroke. This wont just be my first powerstroke but it will be my first diesel truck ever. I know a little bit about diesel performance but I wanna build this truck up nice and learn about diesel along the way. The truck I will be getting is an 01 Lariat CCSB with 167,xxx miles on it. All stock. I wanna put an 8 inch lift with 37s on it so i wanna see what you guys think about my performance mod list so far.

For my truck with 8 inch lift and 37s,
4" MBRP Straight Pipe
AFE CAI
TS Chip with TW tunes
Aftermarket intake Manifold
Garrett GTP38R Turbo
Stage 2 Injectors
SunCoast tranny (if needed)
4.88 gears front and rear

Does this sound like it would work? Are there any other parts I need to buy to get this setup to work? How much HP would I be seeing from this setup if it is ok to even run this setup? If I am missing somethig in my list could someone add it to it for me? Further advice on the setup?

Thanks alot guys in advance. I am looking forward BIG TIME to getting this truck built up
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:40 AM
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Your transmission will be hurting with that much fuel, Instead of Suncoast I would look into a Bts.
You will need a set of gauges as well as some type of fuel kit.
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For an accurate horsepower range I would go to the dragstrip when you get it done and Report your slips.

Also remember you probably have a PMR motor
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:12 AM
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What is a PMR engine? Also, do I even need injectors with the turbo? I heard somehwere that the turbo would be pointless without the injectors but there was some mixed review on that. And if that is the case, along with the gauges and everything do I need any other parts or just slap tem all in and it will work?
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:56 AM
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What is a PMR engine? Also, do I even need injectors with the turbo? I heard somehwere that the turbo would be pointless without the injectors but there was some mixed review on that. And if that is the case, along with the gauges and everything do I need any other parts or just slap tem all in and it will work?
If you don't know what a PMR engine is but you're wanting to build up a 7.3 then I suggest you use the search function and read a lot before you do anything
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possibly different fuel pump, regulated return/ Fuel rail crossover.
stage 2's use more oil so possibly new hpop, or just get smallers hybrids that use less oil.

stock trans with better tq converter and cooling and some other parts will hold up to around 400 and thats it.

and good tuning cause you dont want to break/throw a Powdered metal rod (PMR)

all that should be somewere around 400 hp
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PMR isn't really a type of engine, rather is what's inside. Powdered Metal Rods (connecting Rods). It's not reccomended to push PMR's with too much added HP. They have a tendancy to snap. There's an inspection hole on the drivers side of the block that you can use to look to see if you have them. I believe that they stopped using forged rods around Sept 15, 2000, but don't hole me to that. I can't remember exactly.
Here's a link for what the inspection hole thing is all about:
7.3 Inspection Hole for Powdered Metal Rod Determination
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