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post #1 of 18 Old 08-31-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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5.4 upgrades??

I've got a buddy with a 2003 F250 with a 5.4...he's feeling left out. He's done an exhaust kit and air intake, but still wants to run with my 6.0. I've told him that's a stretch but I knew of some guys (you all) that might have some advice. I'm no expert on gas trucks, so shoot away!

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he can run an edge evo on it.. i have that on my 5.4L.. but even then he wont be anywhere close to the diesel guys...

my suggestion is he even wants to come close is to go with a stage 3 roush supercharger kit... it will run him about 6k for the whole setup and installation.... that will get him to around 450hp
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Tell him to stay away from T-Body spacers.

They sound inexpensive and promise HP gains but I didnt like how my 5.4 drove when I had it on there.

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Tell him to stay away from T-Body spacers.

They sound inexpensive and promise HP gains but I didnt like how my 5.4 drove when I had it on there.
What was wrong with it? And yeah, he's gonna have to supercharge that thing to even get close to diesels.




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Truck felt crisper when I took it off.

Not saying they are terrible, just saying his money could be spent in better places

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Yeah I wouldn't get one anyways just because the gains are negligible.


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5.4 mod motors are great motors, but they don't respond that well to upgrades. The only cheap thing he has left is a tuner.

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A tune will make the biggest difference.


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Tell him to run it into a tree a then go buy a diesel

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Tell him to run it into a tree a then go buy a diesel
well this is up for debate...

for most people a F150 would be more than enough for the regular person that is not towing on a weekly basis....

I have a 07 5.4L 4wd that i use way more than my f350 7.3L. plus it cost a whole of alot less and gets the same MPG as the 7.3L... then take into account that fuel is 50 cents cheaper as well as less maintenance.

now if i really had to tow something more than 5klbs i would take the diesel....
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