New guy from Ohio. First diesel! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Introductions This is the place that you introduce yourself

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 04-17-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter Rookie
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toledo
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
New guy from Ohio. First diesel!

Hey everyone. I recently bought a 2000 F250 SC SB 4x4 with 224k miles on it. The guys I bought it from is the only owner, never towed with it, garaged it, and followed the maintenance plan thoroughly (he really babied it). So she's still got plenty of life in her. I've been sifting through threads for the past hour and have found tons of useful info and look forward to learning a lot more since this is my first diesel.

This weekend I'm planning on doing the 6637 mod and in the future I want to chip it, lift it, and throw an exhaust on. However, I have a few questions about these that I tried searching for but couldn't find definite answers to.

A buddy of mine told me in order to use a chip/programmer on my 7.3L I'd need to buy new studs and some other extras to make sure the engine could handle the tunes. Is this true or is he mixing up the 7.3 and 6.0?

Glad to be apart of the community and so far I'm lovin my powerstroke!

Last edited by Zakattack7.3; 04-17-2012 at 06:18 PM.
Zakattack7.3 is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 04-18-2012, 03:39 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
"Stroker 8"'s Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Full-Time Camper in Ca.
Posts: 5,720
Thanks: 139
Thanked 95 Times in 93 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews

2015 F-350 CCLB DRW, Lariat Ultimate,
2nd Gen. 6.7L "Scorpion" Turbo Diesel,
440HP/860TQ, Torque Shift 6-speed,
Tuxedo Black W/Charcoal Black Int.,
14,000 LB GVWR,
3:73 Gears W/Limited Slip,
17" Polished Forge Alum. Wheels,
BFG All-Terrain Tires,
Factory 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Prep Pkg.,
Spray In Bed-Liner,
Supplemental Cab Heater,
Camper Pkg.,
Chrome Pkg.,
FX4-Off Road Pkg.,
Upfitter Switches,
Engine Block Heater,
9025 Lbs. on the CAT Scales.

"Mack Daddy Scorpion!"
"Stroker 8" is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-18-2012, 07:06 AM
Super Moderator

SuperCrutyPS's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 15,427
Thanks: 83
Thanked 507 Times in 491 Posts
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Glad to have you - to the ORG!!

Check out the ORG's Buckeye Chapter:
Buckeye Powerstrokes - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

7.3L vs 6.0L - A lot is going to depend on how much you want to up your ponies. 6.0Ls, if you up the HP a lot, head studs are recommended. With the 7.3Ls, one limiting factor could be the rods. Up to a certain year, the rods were forged, after that they were PMR (Powdered Metal Rods). PMRs are good to a certain level of HP before they could be a problem. Go up the the top of the page, under the logo and type in "PMR" or "Forged Rods" in the Google Custom Search box. You'll find a bunch of threads that address them.

Owner | Operator: Darryl
My Truck Garage: Ol' Guy
Tow Toy Garage : Pilgrim International 31RE3SLF5
United States Navy - IC2 - '76-'80
SuperCrutyPS is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 04-21-2012, 04:47 AM
Other vehicle is an F250
Hank's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: N. Pickens County S.C.
Posts: 18,321
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the org.!

2001 F250 Lariat Crewcab, Automatic, 4X4

(Late '99 Regular Cab Work Truck)

6.5" Pro Comp Lift ~ Traction Bars ~ Son-Built Sliders ~ 16" Pro Comp Xtreme Wheels with 35" BFG TA KM2s
4" Banks Exh.-Power Elbow ~ Wicked Wheel ~ DIY AMSOIL EaAU4090 Intake ~ PHP 6 Pos Chip ~ LowDown LED Upgrade
Stage 1 Injectors ~ HankDaddy Mod. ~ BUILT TRANNY! 352 HP Shootin' for 375!
Hank is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-22-2012, 10:19 AM
Viking Heavy Diesel

Ryan Rønning's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Wasilla, AK
Posts: 20,735
Thanks: 10
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Welcome to the ORG!

Project Frankenstein

1997 Ford F-350, Dually conversion, Cobra 29 LX CB, 12000 watt converter, All LED lights, TW tunes, 4" DP, Napa Intake, coolant filter, 140cc Injectors and lots of running lights.

Originally Posted by XPLOSIV View Post
Thanks. I'll give er a good wackin in the morning.
Ryan Rønning is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-22-2012, 10:22 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: ohio
Posts: 77
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome fellow Ohioan!

2005 f-350 Dually PSD, no muffler, SCT...More to come...Give me a break I just got it!!

2003 Cobra, Street Lethal Performance built 4.6 4 valve, aluminum block, kellog crank, manley H beams and pistons, ported 5.4 Navigator heads, stage 3 comp high energy cams and springs, 2.3 whipple @ 17lbs.....nitrous coming this fall!
Jim@StreetLethalPerfrmnce is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-22-2012, 10:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
444 ci's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lancaster ohio
Posts: 443
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
welcome to the org

444 ci is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome