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My Budget E99 Build
So ive had my truck for a few months now, and am loving every minute of it. Even before I owned it I had an idea of how I might want mine to look once I bought it, and now that I have saved up some dough I can start my journey to build it how I want it. So my basic goal is for it to be updated outside, and have about 350 horses and 800ft/lb of torque. Im not sure how unrealistic this sounds as I havn't seen a ton of 7.3 performance builds .
Basically this truck goes to work every single day pulling mowers or pushing snow so im in the process of getting all mechanical stuff before I add any power. Oil cooler and water pump need to be done, as well as needing some add-a-leaf up front. I have started by getting an 06 bumper and grill from a buddy, just need top bad and lower vailance for bumper and some headlights and adapters and that should be good to go. I went out last night and bought a lightly used 2012 tailgate after mine blew off with a load in the bed. After I get all that buttoned up I am going to order some paintable mirrors with signals and wire those up to work and then the outside should be mostly done. Im not a big wheel guy so im hoping to find a set of 5 spoke ford oem wheels and put those on and call it good.
As far as performance goes.... I really don't know. First on the list is a tune, which will go hand in hand with building up the transmission. After those two things are done i'll start moving on to buying larger injectors as well as possibly a compound setup, but this is extremely far in my future as going to school this fall will surely start eating my bank account, and if we get no snow this winter this project will really be set back! I havnt done too much research on all the performance upgrades I could realistically do with my budget, but that's what im shooting for and if it takes a few years, well so be it. Ill post some photos of what I already have done in a bit after I finish up some work and eat some food. Feel free to comment on what I have said here regarding looks and performance, I will take all the info I can get!
e99 F350 SRW 4x4 RCLB 7.3 Diesel (3/98)
-5" Diamond Eye Exhaust, straight piped
-Sinister Diesel Coolant Filtration
-Hopefully a tune soon