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hey guys i have a early 99 f350 dually 7.3 auto tranny. and im really looking into making it a pulling truck. around 600-700 hp. im going to shoot for the 2.8 class in the indiana truck pullers.
i would still like it to be a dd. i was looking at diesel inovvations stage 4 bd code 530 injectors. and i was looking at the gt 42r or gt45r. which is better for pulling and power? what is the supporting mods i am going to need? any better injectors then the ones i mentioned above or turbo(s)? any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Not sure about classes but
You will need
Billet rods at the 6to700 range ,Push rods,hypermax springs,
Headstuds, girdlel, coated pistons wouldnlt hurt.
Go with the Gt 42, the 45 is not well behaved on the street.. either giant hybirds
Or bcodes, despite what some folks say they still lay down great numbers, and are fine as a dd.

You'll be in about 3500 for the heads, to be machined polished etc esp w the hypermax kit
couple of grand for rods,
more for the injs. 3k+
Some sort of big oil 1500+ie stealth termy overdrive etc...
4k for a bts tranny,
then headers 1k.
A good exhaust and lotts of custom toonz.
Afe2 intake a lil water inj prob some nos to hit 700+.
Then lil things like a fluiddamper 300+
reg return, , fuel pump and filter system figure about 1k+ on that as well.
Some sort of traction bars like caltracs will help too.

Now that is for a solid build. But your prob in the 20k+ range.
Di,beans,wop,and swamps can give you a solid build with better numbers but that is one range. That is how I would build out, prob w a diff turbo.
But - hpe Hope it helps some.
Now 500 and nos will run a bit less.

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I think you should drop your wishs down to a 500-600 hp range and it will be a lot cheaper.

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Very few true 700 hp 7.3s if you really want one talk to someone like blowby
He topped 1000 with a lot of help from a blue bottled friend , but power is power.
hot rod tractor and machinist are good ones to talk to as well.

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and it for sure wont be a DD truck if you also want it to be in the 2.8 class. you could prolly get by driving it once and a while but not daily

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Re: what to start with

Don't know if you are going to be able to pull it off at 700 hp. There are some guys running around 650 on fuel with forged rods. So with the right tuning its possible. Maybe something along the lines of;

300 or 400% nozzle hybrids
Big Oil
Valve springs and pushrods
S400 with a 2.8 cover on it.
Upipes and intake for the S400
Fuel system (big pickup tube, regulated return, lines, filters, etc)

That will be in the neighborhood of $8500 or so and one could do that switchover in a weekend. I haven't mentioned tranny at this point. Another $4800 or whatever for a BTS, but you'll need that no matter what power level you're at.

Please note, that is a bare bones thought of trying to get good power out of your engine without pulling it out for machining.

The nice part about the money spent above, if your block windows, cracks, generally goes BOOM, you can take it all off and use it on the next block.

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Don't you need approx. 800-1000hp to be competitive in the 2.8 class?

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shoot, just missed out. shoulda bought houses truck... it was basically there already....

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thanks for all the info guys.

RSeick- i came real close to buying it. i was wondering to go after the weekend and get the loan out but he sold it on the sunday b4 i went to the bank. that was my dream truck dude lol i was in love with that thing
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Don't you need approx. 800-1000hp to be competitive in the 2.8 class?
and no im pretty sure its between 600-700 but please correct me if im wrong guys.

ill pry end up going with the setup 02bigD mentioned. i aint gonna be gettin in to the machining of the heads and all of that stuff. just want a setup kind of like house's truck was
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