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post #1 of 7 Old 04-17-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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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 PowerStroke.org logo and type in "PMR" or "Forged Rods" in the Google Custom Search box. You'll find a bunch of threads that address them.


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