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Hey! I'm new to the forum and hoping you guys can help me out.
About 6 months ago, I bought my early 99 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke.
The guy I bought it from had already put a Quadzilla Commander Monitor, a DP F-5 Tuner, Volant Intake, and a Silverline Stainless 4" turbo back exhaust on the truck.
I've apparently been bitten my the "I want more power" bug and would like to know what my smartest move on future upgrades and modifications would be. Thanks!

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Hey! I'm new to the forum and hoping you guys can help me out.
About 6 months ago, I bought my early 99 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke.
The guy I bought it from had already put a Quadzilla Commander Monitor, a DP F-5 Tuner, Volant Intake, and a Silverline Stainless 4" turbo back exhaust on the truck.
I've apparently been bitten my the "I want more power" bug and would like to know what my smartest move on future upgrades and modifications would be. Thanks!

Miranda
first off welcome to the .org

What kind of power do you want? and what are you looking to spend?

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I would love to say money is no object, and although it is, if I wanted a certain modification bad enough, I'd just work more and get the money. In the next couple years I'd be willing to put at least $5K into it.

It's got great mid range power, but I'd like to get into drag racing a little, so probably take off power would be great. Anything with more speed!

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You might want to consider a built tranny. That's your weakest link.

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Go with the trans. I just got mine and Love it and could reallllly tell a huge difference! You will probably needa HPOP upgrade

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Good advice on the trans. I easily sank too much money into my early '99 when I first got it by killing the trans. Started buying go-fast parts then the trans went out, and I wasn't budgeting that. FYI mine died BEFORE I put the tuner on it! And, I checked it out good when I bought it. Good fluid, good OASIS, even drove it a few thousand miles to make sure everything worked right before modding things, then it started slipping...

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Welcome to the Addiction um I mean Org. Yep I agree on the trans. Get either BTS or Suncoast. You are welcome to join our chapter, if you are interested.

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I would love to join your chapter, how would I go about doing so??
Also, I was tossing up the idea of the transmission, but how do I know if something has already been done to mine. I'm the 3rd owner, so I'm not sure what ALL has been done in it's previous lifetime. All the add on mods are fairly easy to see. I've drove other 7.3's and mine defiently shifts a WHOLE lot better than them. However, that sure doesn't mean that it isn't still stock. Any easy way to tell?

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Well you could take a look at your TC and see if its a different color.

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I haven't been here long but everyone here is extremely nice and helpfull. Glad you're joining the chapter!

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