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Heavyish hauling, what else to look at?

Thus far, my '99 250, w/ slush trans. (3.73 rear gears)

Muffler and cat delete, stock sized exhaust pipe.

Yarded out the K&N drop in panel and replaced with the NAPA 6637 filter.

Have a set of Autometer gauges, Boost, EGT, Trans Temp. Trans temp is in the pan, EGT in the manifold ahead of the turbo. The Boost installed in what I think ya'll call the intake spider.

Using an Edge Evolution CS for the time being. Having the code reader, extra gauges and data logging was a must for me for a first buy. Later I plan on a custom tune (Very likely DP because he is very helpful), and simply using the Edge Evo for data logging, and gauge watchin.

After installing the Edge, the engine will idle high after roddin on it a bit until I put the trans either in park or neutral. I read around sounds like this may be normal but again I'm not sure.

Airbags or O/L springs will be a for sure thing in the future. Also rigging the TC lockup switch so I don't have the worry about not having lockup pullin a hill.

What things should I be looking to do or purchase next? Not really looking for a hot rod, just making it easier to tow. 5iver won't even be more than 14k loaded up to its max, so usually I'm pulling maybe 12k or less.

A question as well.



This gadget here with the tap put into it. What is this little guy for and/or what would the purpose of tapping into it be? Backyard modding at its best? Also the "T" into this "pressure" line with the red cap. Ideas on what this is for?
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Re: Heavyish hauling, what else to look at?

thats the map sensor, and the line with the t fitting in it was for a boost gauge and they ran the hose to that to measure the boost. and the wire snap thing looks like it may have been for a boost fooler.

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thats the map sensor, and the line with the t fitting in it was for a boost gauge and they ran the hose to that to measure the boost. and the wire snap thing looks like it may have been for a boost fooler.
Is reading boost from this line the proper way to do it? Got mine installed on the intake spider just before the "boost" is headed into the engine, with that plastic hard line stuff usually used for oil pressure gauges.

Boost fooler sounds interesting, where can I read about that? :)
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Re: Heavyish hauling, what else to look at?

A boostfooler tells pcm you have a lower boost so it does not defuel at 23 psi..
Though I would not push a stock turbo much over 30

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Is reading boost from this line the proper way to do it? Got mine installed on the intake spider just before the "boost" is headed into the engine, with that plastic hard line stuff usually used for oil pressure gauges.

Boost fooler sounds interesting, where can I read about that? :)
You can read boost from the MAP line or the intake spyder. It really doesn't matter as they are seeing the same pressure.

I am not sure exactly what they were trying to do with that MAP wire, but most people use a regulator to limit the pressure the PCM sees. HERE is what I am talking about.
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i bet the po was trying to make a smoke switch
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i bet the po was trying to make a smoke switch
I dont see a way doing something to map would make it smoke more. Unless you made it think you are getting a lot of boost and it ups the icp or something, does it work like that?

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Look into upgrading brakes and installing a 6.0 transmission cooler, shift kit and trans fluid flush.

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Look into upgrading brakes and installing a 6.0 transmission cooler, shift kit and trans fluid flush.
Not quite sure how big the 6.0 cooler is, but the giant Hayden is a plate/stack design and a good 12" x 18". Trans never really gets up to operating temp unless I am pulling something.

I know the trans was replaced about 20k miles ago, although I don't know much about it beyond that. How can I tell if it has a shift kit of sorts? Is there a common way to tell in how it shifts?

Brakes, and rotors are my next upgrades. Recommends on rotors that won't break the bank would be great. :)
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If you have it already upgraded , then it should be good. Without going out and measuring one, i bet a 6.0 cooler is all of 28" wide and 24" deep.

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