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I need more power.......

I recently bought a 2001 DRW F350 4x4 6spd with 89k on it. The truck has 4.10 gears, south bend clutch, 5" exhaust, DP tuner, intake and guages to go with it. While pulling my hunting rig (13K total load) it the truck will get pretty hot on the EGT's going up an overpass (I do tow with the cruise because it's pretty flat around here). The truck just doesn't have the power I want. I bought this truck because of the price and it will only be used on the weekends. I had two 6.0L and they will tow circles around this thing with 3.73's.

What performance parts can I get to wake this thing up?

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What tune are you towing with? I would all DP Tuner and have see what tunes they would suggest for your application. How hot does your EGTs run? An aftermarket intercooler could possibly lower your egts some but Im not sure it would be worth the coin in return? I would start at getting the right tune for you needs and there see where you are.

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I can't imagine a 7.3 not fitting your towing needs.

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EGT's sail up to 1400+ going up an overpass. Run around 950 on flat ground (while towing). Only using the 40hp mode I believe.

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Are you certain it doesn't have a boost leak somewhere? Intercooler boots look OK? Up-pipes aren't leaking?

Even towing, that sounds too hot to me.

Is your GCVWR 13K or is that just your cargo weight?

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You have an issue somewhere...

Boost leak, drive pressure leak, turbo issue...

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with the stuff in my sig towing is no problem. call dave at swamps about towing tuning.

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Are you certain it doesn't have a boost leak somewhere? Intercooler boots look OK? Up-pipes aren't leaking?

Even towing, that sounds too hot to me.

Is your GCVWR 13K or is that just your cargo weight?

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I'll check more into it. I'll give it a once over tonight or tomorrow.

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I checked out the boots and I didn't see any splits but they were all oily. I might go ahead replaced them all and see if that helps.

I thought I could hear a little exhaust leak while I was towing. But I can't hear a thing while idleing. I haven't driven a 7.3l in a while so I am getting used to the sounds.

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Posts have been removed that have NOTHING to do with the OP's question. Also be aware that bashing of ANY vendor won't be tolerated. Either address the question with useful real world info...not heresay or made up crap...or keep your unfounded opinions to yourself.

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