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Old 04-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #221
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Thanks for the heads up on the T500.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #222
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I got the AFE Big Boost filter today from JAP. I only paid $97 to my door including a recharge kit.

After looking at the filter, I can say it is a quality filter. I really like how it has an air inlet in the end of the filter for more air area. The AFE Big Boost is about 1/2" shorter in length than the 6637. It clears the intercooler tubes a lot better than the 6637 filter did.

Before I installed the filter, I drove the truck the same path and the same way. The most I could get the turbo to spool to was 19 PSI with the intercooler.

After getting the filter installed, I took the truck for a spin. The turbo spools up a little faster and doesn't seem to be struggling to pull the air through. I can also tell a major difference in smoke output at 3/4 to WOT. There isn't near as much smoke as there was with the 6637 filter. I got the turbo up to 24 PSI obviously with the intercooler.


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Old 05-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #223
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i like the looks of that filter , when i strip and rebuild my truck this summer i may get one since i plan to install an intercooler , FYI on mine with the 5-speed , 160cc Rosewood Injectors , TS 6-position by Tony Wildman and the 6637 Filter the most i have pulled is 33 PSI
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:13 PM   #224
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i like the looks of that filter , when i strip and rebuild my truck this summer i may get one since i plan to install an intercooler , FYI on mine with the 5-speed , 160cc Rosewood Injectors , TS 6-position by Tony Wildman and the 6637 Filter the most i have pulled is 33 PSI
It is a nice filter. Get the filter stand from Tymar (you can just buy it). It keeps the filter up off the inner fender. These style filters draw air from the bottom first then go around the filter when there is a demand for more air.

Before I had the intercooler installed, I could hit 29 PSI with my stock injectors, 15* HPOP, and Tymar w/ the 6637 filter. After the intercooler, I got it up to 19PSI with the 6637 filter; and that was with a TON of smoke. After the AFE Big Boost, I got it up to 24PSI with about 1/2 the smoke it had before. I can also tell a difference in how quick the PSI builds.

Both those are with canned PHP tunes. I'm looking to have my chip reburnt next. I'm either going to buy a burner and get tunes emailed to me or have to bite the bullet and pull it out and ship it somewhere (don't really want to do that). I'm debating on either TW or Tyrant Diesel.
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Old 05-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #225
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I got my F-350 pitman arm installed today. I had to cut a 1" section out of the F-250 pitman arm to get it off.

With the F-250 pitman arm and the Dana 60, I was able to turn 2.5 turns lock to lock and was about 1" away from the steering stops.

With the F-350 pitman arm and the Dana 60, I am now able to turn 3 turns lock to lock and hit the steering stops on the axle. It is amazing how much more turning radius that 1" will give you.


Here is the comparison of the 2 pitman arms. Obviously, the F-250 pitman arm is on the right and the F-350 pitman arm is on the left. I would say the reason the F-350 pitman arm gives you more turning radius is because it is about 1.25" longer center hole to center hole than the F-250 pitman arm. It is obvious in the picture that the F-350 arm is longer.




Here is the section I had to cut out of the F-250 arm to get it off the steering box.

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Old 05-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #226
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I got the rest of my lines under the truck changed and cleaned up. Instead of any soft line being slid over and clamped to a hard line, I'm actually using the proper fittings now; even on the fuel pump.


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I installed a 24v, 1A diode into one of the OEM headlight bulb plugs. This will allow me to have my low and high beams on at the same time when I turn the high beams on.

This is ONLY possible because I'm running an upgraded headlight wiring harness. The OEM harness is only used as a trigger for the relays in the upgraded harness.


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Old 07-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #228
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I got a new set of Mickey Thompson Classic II's for the ole girl. They are 16x8. I've got to order a new set of rear center caps though. The ones that came with the wheels are not deep enough for the hubs. Hopefully they will be here by Monday.





I'm also going to be getting the bed lined and rockers lined in a couple weeks. This is what a Photoshop rendering with the rockers look like.

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I got the 6.0 fan installed. It was pretty easy. The hardest part was to get the fan shroud out of the way enough to get the 7.3 fan out and the 6.0 fan back in without removing the radiator.

I can tell a difference in the amount of air moving when the engine is below temp and idling.

The 7.3 fan blade setup weighs in right at 10 pounds where the 6.0 fan blade setup weighs in at 6 pounds. That is quite a bit of weight reduction on the front of the engine.

The research I've done says the 6.0 fan blades flow 10,000 CFM (can't confirm) while the 7.3 fan blades flow 5,000 CFM (can't confirm).

Here is the 7.3 fan laying out with the fan clutch still attached.





Here is the 2 blades side by side. Notice not only that the 6.0 fan is plastic (except for the center hub) and the the 7.3 fan is all steel. Also notice that the 6.0 fan has blades evenly spaced 360* around the hub while the 7.3 fan doesn't.






Here is the 7.3 fan clutch bolted up to the 6.0 fan blades. There is no modification needed to bolt the 6.0 fan blades to the 7.3 fan clutch. The 6.0 fan blades have the same clutch bolt pattern that the 7.3 fan blades do.






Here is the 6.0 fan installed.


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