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What Else Can You Do?: 5.4L

Well, I got a friend with an '02 F-250 XL that's convinced it won't take too many mods to beat me. After talking myself blue in the face, I still can't convince him that a 7.3 or 6.0 with the right mods will walk all over his gasser. He has a K&N CAI, a straight-pipe exhaust with a FlowMaster Super44 & he actually wanted to buy my old Banks TransCommand in his high hopes that it would make him spin tire(Epic Fail). So now he took it upon himself to see if I could magically find out what else he can do to get some more HP. I suggested starting on getting some trans parts(i.e.- TC, valvebody, shift kit) & look into a Superchips programmer for the 5.4 or maybe a supercharger.....well, the supercharger is out of the question for him($$$$$$$). So besides a SC or programmer, what else can he do? Please someone tell me something as this kid's making me tear my hair out!

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TW 6pos chip, S&B CAI, Monster 4" exhaust w/ Power Elbow, Big Head WGA, Technicooler, ITP boost fooler, Gen 1 Wicked Wheel, Six-Gun Tuner, Optima Yellow Tops, AutoMeter(Boost, Trans, EGT), CCV mod, MTS TC, MTS valve body, Trans Tech performance rebuild kit, TransGo shift kit, Hornblasters 242 Shocker Train Horns.

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I have a 07' XL that i keep in teaxs for work, and man sometimes i wonder if it will ever get out of its own way!!!! It has Airaid intake, magnaflow exhaust, and a diablo predator programmer! It seems these 5.4's have a huge dead spot where it just falls on its face no matter how far that go pedal is on the floor!
Supercharger, trans, re-gear.......... then he might be able to keep up lol.


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5" TB EXHAUST W/ 6" TIP
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BANKS SIX GUN W/ PDA
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BANKS HIGH-RAM INTAKE
2.5" PRO-COMP LEVELING KIT
18x9 XD HOSS WHEELS
325/65-18 NITTO TERRA GRAPPLERS
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i went thru this with my bros truck... there really isnt anything that you can do to it to make it faster. we switched injectors and did the whole nine yards and only got like 50 HP out of it... the best bang for the buck is to go with the procharger and get it custom tuned (the tunes that come with the procharger SUCK)



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best thing to do is get a diesel!!
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The 5.4 was never advertised as a possible power house!

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OOOF...I appreciate the info, guys, but if it's comin' to buying a supercharger................he's screwed!

"HEAVY" 2001 F-250 XLT 4x4 EC SB:
TW 6pos chip, S&B CAI, Monster 4" exhaust w/ Power Elbow, Big Head WGA, Technicooler, ITP boost fooler, Gen 1 Wicked Wheel, Six-Gun Tuner, Optima Yellow Tops, AutoMeter(Boost, Trans, EGT), CCV mod, MTS TC, MTS valve body, Trans Tech performance rebuild kit, TransGo shift kit, Hornblasters 242 Shocker Train Horns.

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It still wont be anything special IMO!

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It still wont be anything special IMO!
Don't forget, Ryan; this is a 23yr old that believes louder is faster. He still thinks he's in high school!

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I have a 07' XL that i keep in teaxs for work, and man sometimes i wonder if it will ever get out of its own way!!!! It has Airaid intake, magnaflow exhaust, and a diablo predator programmer! It seems these 5.4's have a huge dead spot where it just falls on its face no matter how far that go pedal is on the floor!
Supercharger, trans, re-gear.......... then he might be able to keep up lol.
And you have a "good" 5.4

the earlier 5.4's were 2valves, pretty much nothing helps them, they are tough as nails, but thats it

the later 05-up 5.4s are better but still not that great, i think they were rated at 300 hp factory, but there just is no aftermarket for them unless you wanna get crazy but som sorta supercharger is the only way to go...

single turbo'd 6.4
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I was going to say that you could take a supercharger kit from a cobra but that kit seems like it could work too. 50hp+, that's it? Seems like very little on that big of a motor.

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2001 F250 SRW Reg cab, long bed, 80k miles.
Now with DP tuner, Airaid intake and 4" Magnaflow turbo back exhaust.
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