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Upgrades and Aftermarket - 99 & up 7.3L Engine Upgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 1999-Up Super Duty or Excursion with 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.

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Old 03-11-2008, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need some upgrade tips for new 99 7.3

Just got a new 99 7.3 with 120,000 miles on it, want some more power and better MPG, new with the diesel upgrades and already have 4 inch exost and cold air intake! thinking about a chiping or ?? not clue was looking and the edge jucied and attitude, but i have been reading about the dp tuners? what to go with trying to keep all around 1000 buck or little more, less? what do peeps recmnd, and what settings to use and add ? please help greatly apprec!!!
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I just installed a DP-Tuner on my bone stock (for now at least) Van and I am floored by the difference! Raced a guy the other day with banks chip, exhaust and what ever else I don't even know.
I won.
It was a fantastic feeling.
Everyone talked me into getting a DP and now I'm passing on the secret. You'll love talking to Jody too, he's a super nice guy.
I've been cruising the 80E the most and it's wonderful but, when I set to 120Race I can't even get my Van to hook up, no joke! Go with a DP, you'll love it. And get the round gauge selector too, it's a solid unit.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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get a DP Tuner
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depends on if it is an early 99 or a 99.5..look for a build date
if it is say 3/99 or latter then it is a 99.5 but that is the chassis change for brakes etc..
motor could still be an early. if you have like 8 inches behind the turbo is is an early , if you can bearly fit your hand behind it it is a late.

as far as the basics it wont realy matter, as much
but turbo surge does. an early 99 wont surge. a 99.5 will eventualy surge,and need a wicked wheel or an ats housing .

but what your starter steps for mods are intake exhuast , chip, guages.

low budget build
DIY intake tymar 6637- 50$
walker btm muffler 70ish$

medium build
rpmoutlet. com moto blue exhuast possibly the S&B intake -should fit earlies but not 100%
ford ais intake from powerstroke shop.com will

high end magna or Mbrp exhuast
afe2 intake.

chip wise look at DI, DP, TS , Tonywild man any of them will make you smile big time

gauges -you should have at least an eg, boost and tranny are also nice

a vendor like dieselsite, or itp may be able to put together a package at a slight discount.
well worth a call.
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Thanks for info so far guys! i already have guages and nice 4in exhaust and intake! its a late 99 to! i think i might get a dp and try it out i need to get some better MPG and extra power when i need it!
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as yosemite sam says
great horny toads ,you already have those ....what are ya waiting fer' then


just running the 80 econo tune will pay for the chip in about a year if you drive 15000 miles
without using the 140 setting....ha ha good luck with that part.
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