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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Finally done with the 7.3L Build

I've given the ole 7.3l a good run but I'm moving on to new things. Decided to break down and buy a new truck. Here's a list of mods I had and my reviews on them for future 7.3l builds.

Exterior-

Lund Running Boards Rhino Lined
8" Rough Country lift
Dual Steering Stabilizers
Dirt Logic Shocks All around
37" Nitto Terra grapplers
18" KMC Revolvers
Cowl Induction hood
08 f250 tailgate
Road Armor Front bumper
30% tint
Recon smoked head and tails
RBP Fuel Cap
Triple Train Horns

I recommend all these parts I loved them.

Interior-

Kenwood Speakers all around
Pioneer AVH-4500BT 7" Touchscreen head unit
Recon illuminated doorsills
Triple Gauge pod AutoMeter Phantoms
Put in some new carpet after old got worn
RBP Pedals

Only complaint here pioneers lack of customer support great product but I wouldn't recommend buying from them.

Performance-

I've run a lot of different setups and tried a lot of different parts

PHP Hydra tunes- Pretty good tunes I would recommend
TS 6 position Gearhead tuning- I liked PHP better
TS 6 position NoLimitTuning- Best tunes IMO

Garrett GTP38r turbo- Great product
I ran a banks turbo at one point but I wasn't impressed
Had a stock turbo with wicked wheel- Spools a lot faster but less boost pressure at least for me.

Ran 180cc Injectors I bought from swamps and they were great but wound up getting 240cc hybrids the next year, they performed great

Terminator HPOP
FASS Fuel System
ARP studs
MBRP full 5" straightpipe - Great sound
Eventually got Soflodiesels duals 7" stacks - Unique, look and sound amazing.
Buddy of mine got me some higher compression pistons and swapped out the PMRs to something different csnt remember what.
Southbend Clutch
ZF6 trans for a while but it didn't last long- Credit that to me being a dumbass while driving
Settled with a Suncoast 6spd trans and loved it

Had a buddies methonal kit on at one point but I didn't like it too well



Overall I loved that truck and I plan on keeping it for a long time just to mess around in, but the 6.4L calling my name (No I didn't get 6.7L)

Hope you guys can come up with some builds and have as much fun in your trucks as I did, but remember they aren't invincible and parts still aren't cheap, trust me I know
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-16-2014, 01:41 AM
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Re: Finally done with the 7.3L Build

Hope you're rich


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Re: Finally done with the 7.3L Build

what does this have to do with 6.0 performance
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Re: Finally done with the 7.3L Build

Everyone wants a 6fo because all you hear is "intake, tuner, and exhaust will get you 500hp". They all probably think hey, that's cheap. Little do they know they had major problems just like the 6.0. Not the same problems, but equally as expensive.

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Re: Finally done with the 7.3L Build

Id never buy a 6.0
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Re: Finally done with the 7.3L Build

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Id never buy a 6.0


Don't be a hater!

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Studded, deleted
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155/30's
KC Stage 1.5
Reg return
Beans sump to the stock pump
BPD FICM
Tuned by several...depends on my mood for the day.
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Id never buy a 6.0
I call BS! you could be Bobs 6.0 on here!

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 11:54 AM
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haha na I never hate just had friends with horror stories when they had there 6.0s but then again as with anything with the right correction (the way they should have been from the factory) there pretty good engines. I just hate fixing the factories screw ups at my expense lol.
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Re: Finally done with the 7.3L Build

I would take any of the 6.0 issues over the cracked pistons in the 6.4. Or an injector sticking and melting a piston.

That being said...common rail is way easier to make power with
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-18-2014, 02:49 PM
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Re: Finally done with the 7.3L Build

proven longitivity is what I always go by thats the reason I bought a 7.3. I can put a 2012 front clip on and box and have a new truck still with the long lived 7.3 under the hood. Less power then the newer diesels but still living strong. Can drop a cummins in it after that and have a really new truck lol....at alot of exspense.
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