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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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Powerstroke Help

I got a 97 powerstroke with a superchips tuner and a straight pipe on it. I was just wanting to know if anyone could tell me some cheap and easy ways to get some horse power cheap.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 05:24 AM
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Send that chip to Bill @ PHP and have him put a custom tune on it for your setup. That will get you a nice jump in HP and drivablity for little cash output.
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well i dont want to go to drastic cause i have to pull a 10,000 lb pulling tractor behind it. Do you know if that 3" down pipe and a tune would make it safe to pull that?
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do a 3" downpipe then stright pipe the exhaust using 4" pipe. next DIY intake, then some gauges since your towing heavy. get rid of that programmer in favor of a chip, also since your towing heavy Id get an intercooler and bigger trans cooler before you add any horsepower.

Also you need to post in the OBS section, this one is for the Super dutys

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Yes and the tunes you would get from a number of tuners on here would be much better IMO for towing than what you have now. I woudl suggest Bill as you have the superchip and he can from what I understand reburn it That would save you the most money. Tell he exactly what you are using it for and what you have done etc and he will work with you get a tune that will work the best. Yes to the down pipe for sure. Can;t recall but can you fit a 3.5 " ina 97? I know a 4" will not fit without heavy hammering the firewall but thought a 3.5 would fit. Go with the largest that will fit. If you ever want to step up in turbos The D66 from beans woudl be perfect and tow even better.
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Im not sure if Bill does reburns on a superchip programmer.... I know on the old superchip chips he can.
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countryboyrob, how does that truck pull? Mine is very much the same and the truck just doesnt have the power to pull that tractor. I was thinking about 3.73 gears of 4.10s.
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Whoops thought it was the chip I think you are correct on that. He was asking for least costly otherwise I woudl have jsut recommended a new chip altogether.

In that case Yo have a large selection of good choices. PHP, Matt, Beans, Swamps, etc...

I agree on the other recommendation as well
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pulls great but I still want more power..... sucks with 3.55s taking off with a heavy load so I say switch to 4.10s.
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yeah it needs it bad. and i want more power so i can pull the sled this summer. Its got the drive train to do it but not the power.
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