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post #1 of 10 Old 09-27-2007, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Recipe for 7.3

I need a recipe for my '97 7.3, it has lost it's stock magic at 120k miles. I bought it new and it is in great shape, I want a new turbo, exhaust, chip, gauges. Please advise. I believe the wisdom in council will be helpful. --hoot

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Bumping this up so one of our vendors will see it! I'm sure one of them can hook you up!

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I got your email - so here it goes...

Start off by reading this. You can click on the blue/underlined words and they will link you to other writeups that deal with the topic.
What to get a chip? Read here first!

You want Gauges, intake, exhaust and then a chip. As long as the chip is last, you can do the first 3 in any order. Since you have an OBS (pre 99) you will get a 3.5" downpipe and then go with a 4" exhaust. You most likely do not need a new turbo.

Once you get further into it you may want to consider looking at this page...
Dzl Jim's web site.

This should help you out in your search for your recipe! Your object here is to become informed about these products, decide what you want, and then get with a site vendor to get the best deal

Also, I see you're from Arizona - check out this forum here....
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/arizona-members/
See about getting with other PSD.org'ers lol and see what they have/run and what you like. Enjoy.

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Smile good write up

Very good Info.
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Thank you. I just wish I knew someone like myself 2 years ago when I first got my truck. I did most trial and error stuff by myself on my own truck. It all turned out fine, but took a lot LONGER then it needed to lol. That's why I make the video writeup's now... it's like you have someone there doing it with you, plus that is unique to this site now

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Make sure im understanding ?

I want to do some things like your talking about on a budget.Till spring when budget is better. So you can take stock Exhaust remove cat and muffler and put in straight pipe. And do a DIY and this will open it up. i pull a camper to local camp grounds. I always had gas trucks till this one i love the truck but was a little supprised about the power i thought id have more it is a early 99 92,000m.This is a great site and thanks for helping the rookie

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Yes you can do those things you can stated and it will help lower EGT's and MAYBE 1-2 MPG better mileage...
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Thanks blue for your help probably a stupid question what is a zoodad.
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I bought a 97 about a year ago. First thing I did was installed a diy Tymar intake. The second thing I did was installed a 4 inch straight pipe I bought from gus. Next thing I installed was a quadzilla commander which monitors all my parameters except boost(which they promise me they will fix by the end of this year). Next I bought a 4 bank chip with four settings from quad that was really reasonable that will easily integrate with the commander. Also along the way I've changed the tranny fluid, differential fluid , as well as the fr and rear axle fluid. I've changed the fuel filter as well as cleaned the fpr screen. When I bought the truck I feel like it was asleep, when I installed the intake and exhaust I believe the truck was strething and starting to wake up, once I installed the commander and chip the truck jumped out of bed and hit the floor running. Pm me if I can help you at all. Good luck,

Chris

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