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Old 08-05-2012, 12:27 PM
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How much horsepower can a stock engine 7.3L f250 handle. Curious because if I started upgrading parts like turbo, intake, and putting a ts 6po chip in I dont want to go overboard with hp that the truck might not be able to handle.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:35 PM
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If its a forged rod block you can put 600+ threw it with the right supporting mods.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:20 PM
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being that its a 99 im pretty sure the rods are forged. I think it was the 01-02's that had the powder coat rods that are weak and known for breaking. What kind of mods are you talkin about. Like I said im new to the diesel engine, feel like im catching on quick and doing lots of studying on things....But, gotta admit Im still pretty clueless.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:24 PM
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Trans, Turbo, injectors, studs, intake, exhaust
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like replacement of the turbo and trans or just upgrading parts in them

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A total rebuild on the trans and a new turbo that a lot bigger then stock
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it doesnt have to be a total rebuild but if you tearin it apart its worth the money to just put new parts in but if you have a auto better torque converter and flywheel that can handle high horsepower, make sure your clutches, solenoids, bands are good. But jacob got it right.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:58 PM
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There is no stock 7.3 trans that will hold a lot over stock. You will need a total rebuild from someone like BTS or john woods to reliability hold that kind of power
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Alright. Atleast now I know where to start. Do you guys know about how much a rebuild would cost. And what turbo would you suggest
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Rebuild on the trans? The Turbo will depend on what you will be doing with the pickup what injectors you get and how much HP you want.
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