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Old 12-05-2011, 03:28 PM
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2010 V10 upgrades

I have a 2010 F-250 with the V10. So far i put a 4" skyjacker lift and 36" mickey thompsons, gear ratio upgraded to 4.88, going to put lockers in soon, custom dual exhaust, and a hypertech chip(switching to mikes in a while after browsing this forum =D). I was wondering if you guys had any ideas/tips i should follow for further upgrades. Headers and air intake suggestions would be great, I had a hard time finding some for my truck year. Throttle body spacers? Also lookin into super/turbo charging. Thanks for looking!

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throttle body spacer = open door, throw money on road..

same effect...

u've basicly done just about everything that you can do to that truck in so far as "performance" upgrades. just enjoy it.

headers and a CAI kit wont give you much if anything notciable for the $$$ upgrade over what you have already.

turbo/superchargers arent easily added or good for the motors in this trucks. unless you run really low boost.

basicly ur looking at a truck that weighs well over 6000lbs. its never gunna be "fast".
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What he said. You will never see or feel any real performance gains with Super duty V10. Like you might if you had a V8, and did all those nice things. The V10 is in its on world.

Use your hard earned money and buy some strippers, midgets and ballons and have some fun. I do suggest to switch the turner as you mentioned to 5 star.
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I"d bet it weighs over 8,000 lbs. The best upgrade is the tuner from Mike at 5 star. I have a cat back exhaust and it only helps when towing at high RPM, other wise it's just more noise.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:13 PM
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You will likely lose power with duel exhaust so beware. 5 Star tune will wake it up!
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jk, love the small lift and big tires! Awesome truck. I just had a Carli suspension system put on my 09 F350. (www.thecarlisuspension.com) 2.5 King pin top. 4.5" lift with 37's. Did you notice a nice difference after the swap to 4:88's? I have the 5Star 89tune, airaid intake, 3" catback magnaflow.
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Yea I'm going to go with the 5star tuning and air filter combo on their site. Anyone notice any big gains with that air filter? And does the tuner change rev limit and speed limiter? Tire size selection?
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I have a 2010 F-250 with the V10. So far i put a 4" skyjacker lift and 36" mickey thompsons, gear ratio upgraded to 4.88, going to put lockers in soon, custom dual exhaust, and a hypertech chip(switching to mikes in a while after browsing this forum =D). I was wondering if you guys had any ideas/tips i should follow for further upgrades. Headers and air intake suggestions would be great, I had a hard time finding some for my truck year. Throttle body spacers? Also lookin into super/turbo charging. Thanks for looking!

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pics of your truck any rubbing with the 36's??
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I have a 2010 F-250 with the V10. So far i put a 4" skyjacker lift and 36" mickey thompsons, gear ratio upgraded to 4.88, going to put lockers in soon, custom dual exhaust, and a hypertech chip(switching to mikes in a while after browsing this forum =D). I was wondering if you guys had any ideas/tips i should follow for further upgrades. Headers and air intake suggestions would be great, I had a hard time finding some for my truck year. Throttle body spacers? Also lookin into super/turbo charging. Thanks for looking!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...3/IMG_0514.png

wow! thats alot! i havent done that much!
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Yea I'm going to go with the 5star tuning and air filter combo on their site. Anyone notice any big gains with that air filter? And does the tuner change rev limit and speed limiter? Tire size selection?
With tuning the gains are modest with the intake, nothing huge but its there. The speed limiter can be removed or bumped up. No need to touch the rev limiter, its high enough in stock form. The tuner won't adjust the speedo for the tire size, just the shift related stuff for the trans. The dealer can correct the speedo.
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pics of your truck any rubbing with the 36's??
Yea they rub a little bit, once the temperature warms up in Alaska I will do my cutout fender flares to make some room.
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I have been researching for several years on v10 performance mods. I am on my 3rd v10 now and have tried: headers, exhaust systems, single and dual, and no exhaust systems, with and without cats, gears, tuners, intakes, etc. You name it, I have tried it, save one...

I have not ever Turbo'd one yet, but I am going to change that this year, and am getting parts to do it now. From all my research, this will be a winning combo if done right.

But back on point, I drive all my truck, lifted with tires from 35"-37"s so I know where you are at. And doing all of those things did not make near the difference that I had hoped for every time. That is why I have come to where I am.
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I have been researching for several years on v10 performance mods. I am on my 3rd v10 now and have tried: headers, exhaust systems, single and dual, and no exhaust systems, with and without cats, gears, tuners, intakes, etc. You name it, I have tried it, save one...

I have not ever Turbo'd one yet, but I am going to change that this year, and am getting parts to do it now. From all my research, this will be a winning combo if done right.

But back on point, I drive all my truck, lifted with tires from 35"-37"s so I know where you are at. And doing all of those things did not make near the difference that I had hoped for every time. That is why I have come to where I am.
So you like the V10??
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I really do like the v10. I had the 2v in my 2000 Ex, the 3v in my 2006 F250 and now I'm back to the 2v in my 2005 Excursion.

I'd tell you why but then this would become another gas vs diesel thread!
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Totally sweet lift and tires! Iím becoming the resident front drive shaft sheriff. As it turns out any gas Super duty í08 or newer, ( 5.4L, 6.8L,or even 6.2L) have large cats that cause interference with the front drive shaft when the truck is lifted. Check your left side cat and tell me what you see. Unless you have either a smaller diameter drive shaft made or put on smaller aftermarket cats, there will be rubbing. On mine there was a counter weight that was eating into not just the shield but the body of the cat. Bashing the cat with a hammer is a nono as it will cause the cat to fail early and in the case of my rig I suspect the bashing caused the rear exhaust manifold stud to snap off from the stress. I got it all replaced under warranty from the dealer since they did the lift in the first place. BTW Iím a big believer in lockers Iíve got em on both my trucks. I know that constant gnawing impulse to turbo/ supercharge things. Sometimes it just wonít go away! That being said donít even waste anymore time even thinking about it. With therapy and counseling Iím now free of that emotional burden. V-10ís are awesome pretty much even in stock form. Save a little money for things like exhaust stud replacement because you are going to have to do it sooner or later.
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