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i heard the early 99 powerstrokes had smaller oil pumps so ive been nervous about chipin mine i was thinking more along with the dp- tuner
 

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E99s have a smaller HPOP, same as the 94-97, but chipping will not hurt a thing, its only when you go to the really big injectors that there is a problem.
 

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Definitely get a DP tune, it really woke mine up.

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i chipped mine with a ts chip..eventually I get some reburns.
there is one flaw in an early 99.
if you get technical the cruise control light does not work....big deal.

if you go to a pmt1 or 2 pcm it does work, and the tranny shifts a lil better.

the brakes a re a lil diffferent to, but only matters when you order new rotors and such...
someone actually has the conversions for that too. but I never bothered.

a surge free turbo, and forged rods are perks of an early 99.
oh yeah..the cup holder really stinks on them too.
don't trust them to hold around any turn.
 

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i chipped mine with a ts chip..eventually I get some reburns.
there is one flaw in an early 99.
if you get technical the cruise control light does not work....big deal.

if you go to a pmt1 or 2 pcm it does work, and the tranny shifts a lil better.

the brakes a re a lil diffferent to, but only matters when you order new rotors and such...
someone actually has the conversions for that too. but I never bothered.

a surge free turbo, and forged rods are perks of an early 99.
oh yeah..the cup holder really stinks on them too.
don't trust them to hold around any turn.
Cruise light does not work in all early 99's with a later pcm. :sad:



 

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I would not trade my Early bird special for anything.....I'm glad alabama frog said something about sitting higher. because thats the first thing I noticed on mine was the lean to the front, my blocks in the back are 1.5" higher than my dad's late 99.....People say that the turbo won't make as much pressure either from what I've read on here but I have no problem hitting 30 PSI in mine....If I had to do it again I would shop for NOTHING BUT a early 99 but coming in buying this one I had no idean there was a early and late and I became one of the few and one of the proud

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I would not trade my Early bird special for anything.....I'm glad alabama frog said something about sitting higher. because thats the first thing I noticed on mine was the lean to the front, my blocks in the back are 1.5" higher than my dad's late 99.....People say that the turbo won't make as much pressure either from what I've read on here but I have no problem hitting 30 PSI in mine....If I had to do it again I would shop for NOTHING BUT a early 99 but coming in buying this one I had no idean there was a early and late and I became one of the few and one of the proud

Luke
Well said. I too love my early bird.
 

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I would not trade my Early bird special for anything.....I'm glad alabama frog said something about sitting higher. because thats the first thing I noticed on mine was the lean to the front, my blocks in the back are 1.5" higher than my dad's late 99.....People say that the turbo won't make as much pressure either from what I've read on here but I have no problem hitting 30 PSI in mine....If I had to do it again I would shop for NOTHING BUT a early 99 but coming in buying this one I had no idean there was a early and late and I became one of the few and one of the proud

Luke
I have a hard time trying to NOT hit 35-40psi.

I love my early 99. I like to think it's tougher than the late 99+. :rofl:



 

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I'm guessing with your dyno numbers you have more than just a 10K mod though lol

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Only 35-40psi........:pointlaugh:
 

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yeah yeah... laugh it up.

As soon as I replace my turbo, fuel pump, send the chip in for some more tunes and stud this bad boy.. I'm going to be upset if I'm not tickling 550-575hp.

I'm determined to pull a Marty apparently.

Also, 35-40psi on this little turbo sounds nasty. It does not like it at all. No bearing noise (yet), just a sound like it isn't supposed to be doing that much pressure at those temps.



 

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yeah yeah... laugh it up.

As soon as I replace my turbo, fuel pump, send the chip in for some more tunes and stud this bad boy.. I'm going to be upset if I'm not tickling 550-575hp. What nozzles do you have on your injectors and what turbo are you going to turn to make said power? Do you tow at all with that thing?

I'm determined to pull a Marty apparently. Oh man, I worry about it every time hammer it.

Also, 35-40psi on this little turbo sounds nasty. It does not like it at all. No bearing noise (yet), just a sound like it isn't supposed to be doing that much pressure at those temps.
I bet.
 

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What nozzles do you have on your injectors and what turbo are you going to turn to make said power? Do you tow at all with that thing?
Tow? Not really. But I'll be purchasing a 30ft 5ver soon.

Nozzles? This is something we can talk about offline. I may be wanting to change up some stuff and I don't want to be public about it JUST yet. I'll pm you sometime this weekend.



 

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Yeah, like someone posted earlier the worst thing about the early Powerstrokes is the cup holder! Gotta get one of the later model cup-holders!
 

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Yeah, like someone posted earlier the worst thing about the early Powerstrokes is the cup holder! Gotta get one of the later model cup-holders!
Mine had the plastic finger type when I bought it and it works great. Been 4 or 5 years now and a cup has never fallen out, even with the way I drive.
 

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The cup holder was my first mod....

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My main gripe with my early is the $ that is and will be spent to make it late-ish- just bought a PCM, going to upgrade to a late track bar (so I can get an adjustable one for a front levelling kit) and 17* HPOP eventually as well. I don't use the cupholder enough to worry about that mod but have considered it :D My early bird is a sneaky one though- I have the door badges instead of the fender badges. Build date 10/98.
 

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early 99 2wd front brakes

Can someone tell me if the front brakes are the same on the early 99 for the 2wd models. I've seen notes that the front hubs and brakes are different for the early 99's but is that just for the 4wd?
 
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