450hp to 500hp build question
I'll start of by telling you what I want out of the build and my truck, my goal is 450-500hp truck. If possible I would like it to be as clean burning as possible, I know it's not gonna run like a 6.7 though. I don't tow a lot, the truck is my DD and I'll be driving down to south Ga a lot because Ill be going to ABAC in the fall.
The truck currently has rosewood stage 2 split shot injectors, hydra chip, 4in exhaust, cold air intake, gauges, and the tranny has been rebuilt.
I've got a couple grand for my next upgrades. I know I'm going to need a turbo I'm stuck between the 38r or a T4 style setup.
I know the split shots might not get me where I want to be so I am thinking of going bigger with those as well but I'm not 100% on that yet.
My next step is where I get a little lost. I need this to be a very reliable truck for the next couple years so I don't need all these high hp mods wearing out my engine in a hurry. So what I was thinking is head studs, main studs, fire ring kit, valve springs, push rods, and maybe connection rods but I don't think I need those because I think my truck is the year that has the forged rods. Like I said I don't know too much about this aspect of it so I'm very open to suggestions and opinions.
Finally I do have a buddy that's got a blown up 6.0 that I can get parts off of. I've read that 6.0 inter coolers and transmission coolers are useful on the 7.3.
And finally what transmission upgrades are necessary for this kind of power. Torque converter, valve body, and shift kit Is what I was thinking.
I've been a cummins owner until I got my current truck so all I've said is stuff ive researched recently so tell me if I am off in any kind of way. Thank you!