Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SW Washington
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I put one from a 2000 PDS in that came from the junk yard with the stock pipes, couplers and mounts- got it for $150. You have to disassemble the front end and cut out the space on the radiator mount and radiator flange. We welded up some flat bar mounts on the frame to sit it on and then used the stock dampeners with some small brackets up top- dampening is very important because our trucks flex a lot.
Anyhow, I did it in two phases- first getting the IC in, then competing the piping. The second phase was a bit tricky. My brother in law fabed up an intake hat that was totally custom for my application- someone has to build one. Then I took the stock piping and some pipes and fittings I got from siliconeintakes.com and spent the day cutting and fitting and cleaning... it's all gotta be clean so no metal chips get in the old girl. When I got it all together and ran it....oh baby... I consistently see EGT about 200 degrees less and can get so much more pulling when loaded.
Total cost for my IC, about $425.
Was it a hassle- yes!! Would I do it again or recommend it- you bet!!
My Truck, the "Grande Blanc"
1993 F350 XLT CC 4x4, 7.3 IDI with a Banks Sidewinder, 4" muffled exhaust, 2000 PSD IC, ZF 5 speed, SMF Clutch, converted to a dually with a stock rear end and bed and adapter plates on the front to haul our 2009 Arctic Fox 1150 TC and pull toys around.
Last edited by flashover; 01-26-2013 at 11:17 AM.