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Old 01-07-2013, 06:24 PM   #61
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It's an old truck.
What's your point? Because its a 98 and not a 2013 that means its a pile of crap and I should beat on it? I'd do all those same things to a 2013, and my 98 isn't exactly a vinyl-floor, crank window pile of crap.

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My truck is a '96 Ranger w/ 2.3 and a 5spd. Say what you want, but it has done it's job for over 300,000 miles now and I have no complaints.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #63
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My truck is an '01. I bought it for the legendary 7.3 diesel motor that in America was last put in the Super Duty trucks in 2003. In Australia they were continued to be put in through 2006. I'm moving to Australia!

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tool? Friend or foe? I love my truck but I'll be damned if some white collar panzy azz gets to say anything concerning trucks outside of what he knows anything of the trucks original intent, that being work.

My truck I rely on.
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To all, my opinion is just that, only mine. Thank you for sharing your rides with me. Yes, I'm particular to full size trucks and specifically diesel and I've repremmanded replies for not being up to my standards, but I think that the thread went sideways from the original intent. My topic was (or should have been point blank) do you know what a truck is meant for?

I work from trucks, use them and count on them (unlike creeper which is why she bought a Dodge as it's not a real truck to begin with (as she proves she has no idea what to do with her station wagon) so my title should have represented that inquiry alone.

Thanks guys. We'll start another thread defining what kind of truck you have and why did it interest you in doing what you did to the truck..?
interesting

I thought the original intent was to incite ire.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #67
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Doc, no offense, but those trucks were "slugs" compared to today's small diesel technology. I know, you're going to say you plugged in some $200 chip from JC Whitney, and the box claims you're now putting out 500 HP, but the box is full of BS............

And yes, I've had experience with the aftermarket tuners, I had an Edge Attitude in my Duramax years ago. It certainly never paid off in any kinds of overall savings, and although it gave the illusion that I was making more power, it was minimal in reality. Funny what screwing with the shift points can do to a consumer's head.........
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #68
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I'm not blind to the age of the truck or ignorant to the new ones. My truck will still be on the road long, long after these newer diesels have broken down. And that's no joke, the newer ones which produce more stock hp while courting much friendlier to the environment emmissions are already known for catastrophic failures. The 6.0 which was directly after the 7.3 were breaking down on the way home from the dealers. 6.4's not much better, head gasket failures, intercoolers needing parts changed, highly sensitive fuel systems which are much easier to corrupt (I can probably pour Jello in my tank and run it without issue) and even with the repairs still have issues that keep them unreliable if they start at all and aren't yet insured out for scrap yard parts. The newest 6.7 Scorpion apparently is good for around 150k miles before needing a complete motor overhaul. And that's right out of warranty. I'm a member of more than a few diesel forums, I know of people with these issues first hand.

That and I can't afford a new truck.

Chip was $$475. It alters the entire powertrain control module aka pcm. Yes, the truck as stock is highly sluggish, why chips and tuners are all around for these trucks (and no, chips so not only alter the shift points so your experience needs education) and btw, they are only getting better, but with just the chip alone in 140 hp above the truck's 250 stock hp she is an entirely different animal.

You should drive one chipped, it's not the same at all.

Here's a 7.3 with just a few "adjustments". Pretty sluggish, huh? But you should know about this having "experience".
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My truck is an '01. I bought it for the legendary 7.3 diesel motor that in America was last put in the Super Duty trucks in 2003. In Australia they were continued to be put in through 2006. I'm moving to Australia!

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Good looking truck. I prefer the '96-'97's myself as far as looks go, but I wouldn't complain with that one. They both came with the 7.3.
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the older models that you like came with the indirect injection, IDI. 1999.5-2003's have the direct injection, DI. More efficient as well powerful if I remember correctly. It's simply a different fuel delivery system for the most part.

Thanks though, she is pretty and mean! She has a ferocious roar when I get on her. I love putting the pedal to the floor!

I as well like those older models. Matter of fact it was my friend's '97 or '98 F250 SD 7.3 which got me researching that specific motor and truck, why I ended up purchasing this one over anything else.
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Doc, I've been around racing and high performance cars for decades now. I actually used to race a circle track car, and my brother's been at it for over 20 years, in a dirt late model. Speculating at "plug & play" HP increases on a 12 year old truck is like pee-ing in the wind. Strap the truck down to a wheel dyno and post the print-off from the dyno...............

BTW, where are the pictures of your truck actually working??? Isn't that why you started this whole thread?? You've got a picture of it with a ladder and a few pieces of ductwork, but where are the pictures showing you need a 3/4 ton?? The hot-rod S-10 you tore apart early in the thread could have easily hauled the load you were bragging about..............
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the older models that you like came with the indirect injection, IDI. 1999.5-2003's have the direct injection, DI. More efficient as well powerful if I remember correctly. It's simply a different fuel delivery system for the most part.

Thanks though, she is pretty and mean! She has a ferocious roar when I get on her. I love putting the pedal to the floor!

I as well like those older models. Matter of fact it was my friend's '97 or '98 F250 SD 7.3 which got me researching that specific motor and truck, why I ended up purchasing this one over anything else.
The 7.3L Powerstrokes came with direct injection from 94.5-2003. The major change for the 99 Super Duty was the addition of an intercooler. Early 94 and older have the IDI (prechamber) system.
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Doc, I've been around racing and high performance cars for decades now. I actually used to race a circle track car, and my brother's been at it for over 20 years, in a dirt late model. Speculating at "plug & play" HP increases on a 12 year old truck is like pee-ing in the wind. Strap the truck down to a wheel dyno and post the print-off from the dyno...............

BTW, where are the pictures of your truck actually working??? Isn't that why you started this whole thread?? You've got a picture of it with a ladder and a few pieces of ductwork, but where are the pictures showing you need a 3/4 ton?? The hot-rod S-10 you tore apart early in the thread could have easily hauled the load you were bragging about..............

No S-10 on the face of this planet will ever, ever, ever ever ever ever be considered a hot rod. I don't care if it has 1000 hp, not in my book. Still nothing more than a fast go kart. Or unless you're a midget.

Let's hook up bumper to bumper and see who pulls whom. Actually that's kind of unfair, it'd be like Simba pulling along Bambi.


My truck totes my tools, generators, equipment. I have a complete system to do within the next few days I'll, I'll take some more pics but in the meantime this is generally what she looks like...




ON my 47" flat.










No trailer just yet but this year someone from my company will be needing to invest in one for me.
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The 7.3L Powerstrokes came with direct injection from 94.5-2003. The major change for the 99 Super Duty was the addition of an intercooler. Early 94 and older have the IDI (prechamber) system.
Gotcha. I was thinking body style.
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Blah blah blah...clearly too much testosterone flying around this thread for you to think clearly.
Plus you all keep typing past the limit and now I gotta scroll sideways to be able to read it.

Doc if you were normal then you would realize that this is what a truck should look like.
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