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Old 09-11-2008, 06:07 PM
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Talking im new and wondering whats next..

hey guys! i just joined today and have to say that this is a pretty cool site. i like all the write ups on products and the how to section. just a quick question to get some of your opinions out there as far as what to do next. i dont really tow with my truck much yet, its just a daily driver that i like to bomb around with. i hate ricers and yuppies. naturally any chance i get i puff them all with soot. lol. the truck has around 125,000 miles on it and runs great. tranny shifts nice and firm. im looking to make her a little faster. i was thinking possibly a drop in turbo or injectors? any input? thanks!

Bryan
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Hey Welcome!! I think you should upgrade to 4inch exhaust!!! And then maybe some stage II's you should check to see if you have forged or pmr rods!
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thanks for the reply! i was told that the early powerstrokes came with forged rods up to build date 10/00. after that i believe they started to put pmrs in with scattered forged rods...thats if my info is right...i heard that from another site..i was thinking straight 5 inch exhaust..but i havent come across any sound clips yet.
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thanks for the reply! i was told that the early powerstrokes came with forged rods up to build date 10/00. after that i believe they started to put pmrs in with scattered forged rods...thats if my info is right...i heard that from another site..i was thinking straight 5 inch exhaust..but i havent come across any sound clips yet.
5" is overkill. Better off to go with a 4" turbo-back system,

That is unless you want to pay the extra $$ just for sound.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:52 PM
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i agree exhaust should come next...

IMO i would get a better flowing Intake... your gonna need it if your gonna pull some bigger numbers... the AIS is a great filtering intake but it wont flow any better than stock

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Old 09-11-2008, 06:58 PM
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What are your end HP goals? Or your goals for right now? 350? 400? 450?... thats your first step, what do you want?
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:49 AM
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honestly i hadnt really thought about hp goals..i dont wanna go and break the bank and dump like 3 or 4 grand into the truck right now...im just kinda getting a little bored with it and would like to make it quicker..maybe spend like a grand now, recoop over winter (or try lol). what do you guys think i have for numbers now? 390 rwhp? and if i open up the intake with say a tymar would that help my economy? im not hoping for drastic numbers like an extra 10 mpg, just a thought..
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Right now you're probably around the 300-305 hp level. After the exhaust I would consider saving $ to upgrade your tranny before adding more hp. I just like getting the drive train in shape to be able to handle the power, and not in the situation to make a forced repair/upgrade. Just my thoughts.... How many miles do you have on it?
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:51 AM
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i agree with you white buffalo. the truck has 125,000 on it. its never been worked and the previous owner was an older guy in the fire department and just drove it around. where are you guys getting exhausts? i want to buy a mbrp 4" straight pipe system.
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Try Total Diesel Performance - @350 or Raul listed/posted above with Stealth Automotive.

www.totaldieselperformance.com

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