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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-18-2010, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Got $2k to spend

I have a 2003 EX 7.3 80k on it.
4" lift 35" tires
4" exhaust and afe air
ATS propane
I'll be taking it on some long trips out west and to Alaska with my family so it has to be reliable. I have 2k to spend now, where should I start. I'll be doing some towing, nothing big.
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-18-2010, 10:56 PM
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Re: Got $2k to spend

Ditch the propane.

1.gauges
2.custom tuned TS style chip.
3.trans mods.
4.smile and enjoy powah.

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1.0 turbine housing; ats housing(quieter for long trips) a set of gauges,

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Re: Got $2k to spend

propane is pretty sketchy, you never know when its going to ignite.

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I change my HPOP oil, the oil does circulate with the regular oil, it doesn't cycle as often and does get dirty sooner.
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gauges
amsoil bypass kit- https://powerstrokenation.com/forums/...=amsoil+bypass
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external trans filter
onboard air compressor/tank/air horns

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Regulated fuel return also.

03 lariat cc,4x4 7.3,DP-F5,36''MT,8"lift w/trac.bars,4"Silverline ss.exh,AFE II,Optimas,ATS housing,WW,Turbomaster,6.0 IC & tranny cooler,BTS,ISSPRO gauges,HPX,ITP RR,BRV+,Powerslots,WARN prem-hubs,coolant filter,ccv mod,08 mirrors,ARP's,mod.fuel & inj's.,Crower rods,AIH delete,AMSOIL fluids. ~waitn on the 38R~
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Re: Got $2k to spend

Already have gauges, thinking of trying to turn the propane tank into an air tank. How about the DP tuner, had great luck with my 03 van.
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1.0 turbine housing; ats housing(quieter for long trips) a set of gauges,
You talking about the ported housing, I could only find one on their site.
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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-19-2010, 01:54 AM
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I run Dp tuner and love it.

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Re: Got $2k to spend

#1-Chip. I've have Matt's tunes in my ex but have Bill's in my OBS. Both great!
#2 vavle body for the trans. Jon Woods would get my vote.
#3. trans cooler. Don't forget to get rid of the bypass on the trans
#4 new HPOP. Two nice units out now for about $800. Man what a difference they make. Mpg and power wise.

If your not towing the bigger housing probly could wait. Might think about an OBS Wheel or ATS housing to get rid of the turbo surge.

And that should kill 2k with no problem.
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