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Old 06-07-2012, 07:47 AM   #31
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All though I didn't improve/decrease fuel mileage going from a 34' tt to a 36' 5er my tow quality went UP!

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Old 06-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #32
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I also improved gas mileage from a 4000 lb Hybrid to a ~8000 lb 5er. Go figure.
Amazing !! What kind of wax do you use..??

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #33
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Amazing !! What kind of wax do you use..??

can't tell ya,, have to shoot ya....
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:28 AM   #34
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I did however find many Ford 7.3 trucks that just will not die. Apparently that was the best product they ever made.
I love my '01 F-250 with the 7.3 PSD. The transmission needed to be replaced last summer at 190,000. It now has 197,000+ (not my daily driver). When the transmission went, I contemplated trading it in on a ne 6.7 PSD F-250/350 SRW or a F-150 ecoboost. The dealer was practically begging me to trade in my truck (I had told them I was going to keep it to see what I could get them down to on a new truck before springing the trade in), and when we could not find the "perfect" truck for me available (it was in between the '11 selling off and '12s being orderable), they actually told me that the 7.3 was the best engine they ever had and they can't get people to part with them. when they can, they can get good money for them.

Recently, I went to a dyno day with the local Super Duty club. I put mine on the dyno with only a 4" exhaust and Ford AIS intake as modifications. I pulled 242hp and 504ft·lbs torque a the wheels. Factory specs were 250hp/505ft·lbs at the crank. not bad for a truck that had about 195,000 miles at the time.

I'm planning on driving this truck for a long time.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:09 AM   #35
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I just installed a Bullydog Triple GT Tuner on my 2003 F250 7.3 yesterday. WOW is all I can say. I have a S&B Cold Air Intake that I am going to install tomorrow and a MBRP 4" Exhaust that will be installed Tuesday. Only problem I had was when messing with the different tunes was when I put it in Extreme and took off it blew the bottom radiator hose off the radiator (note to self don't put it in Extreme) good thing was I was within a mile from home but, I had to go out this AM and buy 4 gallons of coolant. I haven't hooked the 5ver to it yet going to wait until I get the Intake and Exhausts on it but, in tow mode it seems much more responsive and the shift into Overdrive is much better then it was before the Bullydog.

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