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post #31 of 52 Old 04-14-2010, 09:49 PM
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I love this rig - the stealership told me not to even think about haggling - he had 5 people lined up to look at it.

We looked at 1 other 7.3 a couple weeks before buying this one, and it was gone 2 days later when I was going back with a mechanic buddy to evaluate an oil leak. It never made it to the detail shop

Another one sold out from under me before I could even look at it.

F-250 CC SB with the 7.3 doesn't sit on the lot at all...they move FAAAAST.
its unreal, they keep trying to push me into a 6.4 and while I'd love one, I wouldn't love having payments again nor a truck I KNOW I can put a spartan 315 tune on, because well, that would just cost me more money in tires/tickets


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post #32 of 52 Old 04-15-2010, 06:52 PM
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Nice rig, I've got the 7.3L Excursion and I love it. 160k and it runs like a champ, I'll drive it forever. They're not as ludicrous here (I got mine just last week for $12k) but they apparently hold their value. The PO had an inverter under the rear seat that he took, but left the wiring, so I just put in an 800W one and a Scangauge. I also found a smokin deal on a Ranch Hand grille guard, so that's on too . I know of another one in the Denver area for dirt cheap if you want a burly looking truck.
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post #33 of 52 Old 04-15-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Grille Guard is super low on my priority list. Gauges, brake controller and chip are the top 3. Gauges should be done by next weekend (Apr 24), brake controller on the 30th.

Chip will more than likely need to be reburned since I have a different ECU code than it was burned for.

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Grille Guard is super low on my priority list. Gauges, brake controller and chip are the top 3. Gauges should be done by next weekend (Apr 24), brake controller on the 30th.

Chip will more than likely need to be reburned since I have a different ECU code than it was burned for.
I missed the bumper I had on my TJ so I decided it was worth it to pick it up. Paid $125, not too upset about it, but ours is more for commuting across Wyoming with large dogs in the back, so wildlife is a legitimate concern.

What gauges did you go with? I picked up a Scangauge, it'll do most of what you need to see, but it reads off the ECU instead of a dedicated sensor, so there's a little more room for error. People over on the Ford forums have checked the Scangauge against a real gauge and gotten pretty low margins of error, so I'm confident it'll do alright.
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post #35 of 52 Old 04-16-2010, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Autometer 3-gauge A-pillar pod - Trans, Boost, Pyro. Just waiting on the temp senders for pyro and trans, then I'll have to get a tee for the boost.

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post #36 of 52 Old 04-16-2010, 05:35 PM
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oh geez, you'll be burning rubber in no time
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post #37 of 52 Old 04-17-2010, 03:30 PM
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Are you going to place the pyro sender pre or post turbo....Mine is pre turbo. I was hesitant to drill the exhaust manifold but it was easier than I thought.

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post #38 of 52 Old 04-18-2010, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust manifold is what I'm thinking - I need to see exactly what the motor is doing, not what's spinning the turbine. Boost will go at the MAP sensor like they recommend.

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post #39 of 52 Old 05-09-2010, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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BullyDog 4-position chip -- check
Trans, Pyro, Boost gauges -- check

All that's left is the pigtail for my Tekonsha Prodigy

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Update: Got the pigtail shortly after my last post here, then towed the Jeep to and from Moab.

The slowest I ended up being going over the steep and high passes in CO was 50mph, and I calculated the MPG out...


14.4 miles per gallon!

I'm now a firm believer in putting a chip or programmer in a diesel engine. It works great from both a performance side and an economy side.

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The slowest I ended up being going over the steep and high passes in CO was 50mph, and I calculated the MPG out...
Was that as fast as you could hold?
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post #42 of 52 Old 06-11-2010, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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That was the lowest it went. I was able to pull 60+ heading up, but toward the top was when it started losing momentum. I was keeping the pyro below 1200* and the chip in the stock tune.

80mph on the flats was a piece of cake.

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I figured. I wonder what a gasser would've been doing :P
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post #44 of 52 Old 06-11-2010, 07:49 AM
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I'm confident we don't have the hills you have there but I know my truck will do ~80 everywhere we go out here and we have some decent hills

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post #45 of 52 Old 06-11-2010, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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10k foot passes, super long steep climbs. up to 6% grade. Pretty darn steep.

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Best customer service in the states:

96 ZJ Laredo
5" lift, Claytons, KOR radiator support, rear bumper, steering brace, etc, etc, etc.

04 WJ Overland
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