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paart 10-22-2012 08:04 AM

7.3L Powerstroke
 
So here's the deal i live in wisconsin and i go down to visit family in north carolina all the time. my cousin has a 2000 7.3L Powerstroke and he's a little cocky. He wants to hook chains with my truck a 78 chevy with a carburated 350 and a 600 edlebrock carb. what can i do to tune the engine up to get more torque out of it, i know he'll probably pull me up and down the mountains but i just want to make it so i have somewhat of a chance. any suggestions?

hcompton 10-22-2012 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by paart (Post 1601830)
So here's the deal i live in wisconsin and i go down to visit family in north carolina all the time. my cousin has a 2000 7.3L Powerstroke and he's a little cocky. He wants to hook chains with my truck a 78 chevy with a carburated 350 and a 600 edlebrock carb. what can i do to tune the engine up to get more torque out of it, i know he'll probably pull me up and down the mountains but i just want to make it so i have somewhat of a chance. any suggestions?

Do you have granny gear first. he may be in for a suprise. If so then you just need a load of wood in the back. also be sure to oil his tires before the competion and insist its on the street. No reason to make it a fair fight.

The heavy powerstroke will pull harder cause its got more wieght.

timothale 10-22-2012 08:32 AM

cat engine
 
I have a friend that put a Cat Semi truck engine- Trans in his pickup, Axles out of a large motor home, trade trucks for a weekend ? wheel bearing grease on his tires works better.. lasts longer.

vinniekq2 10-22-2012 12:40 PM

DO NOT PULL EACH OTHER ON PAVEMENT,,roflllll.a transmission will break somewhere
I would take that challenge with my 7.3.
Go off road,spin your back tires to gid a little hole,let him back up to you.Your truck weighs 7,000 pounds,with the back tires in a little rut and your brakes on,he wont even move you.when he digs a hole and cant move,charge him for a tow. The diesel also has a posi rear diff so that also helps

paart 10-22-2012 03:00 PM

No granny but i do like the hole idea if he cant pull me that'll make him look bad too ahha ill load the bed up with logs and rocks though to add more weight thanks

BarryK 10-22-2012 06:04 PM

It is not a matter of witch truck will come out of this in one piece, so we go too the question of, how will you get back to Wisconsin?


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