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Old 01-11-2019, 11:35 AM
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1997 F250 500+hp Build List and Costs

Hello all,

It has been a little over a year with my truck and I am beginning to see the costs associated with upgrading this truck to where I want it to be (500+RWHP). It is a 1997 F250 HD with ZF-5 Transmission, with 4in lift and stacks, mostly stock otherwise. I plan to do most of this work by myself because as I see this is already ridiculously expensive. Besides that I also want to make sure she is looking her best, this is the list I have compiled for a beautiful build out and am always looking for advice or comments if they want to put their two cents in

Exterior
-Tinted Windows- $300
-Misc. Body work- $600
-Truck Wrap(More durable then paint job and I like the way it looks)- $3,198.75
-New Cowl Induction Hood-$400
-Aluminum Tailgate Trim Piece-$300
-4x4 Off Road Decals- $50
-Powerstroke 7.3 Decals- $50
-Wheels and Tires With Spare- $2,239.05
-Custom Built rear bumper with tire mount- $1500
-Extender Fender Flare- $170
-Go back to Original Side View Mirrors- $56.95
-Front Windshield Replacement(Has Clouding)- $245
-Rear Window Replacement-$250
-Windshield Cowl Vent Panel- $100

Interior
-Full interior Upgrade , carpet, seats etc,-$2000
-Sound System- $1760.33

Engine and Performance
-New rear suspension- $619.94
-250cc/100% Nozzle Injectors- $1,875
-Gauges- Fuel Pressure, Exhaust Temp., Boost
-Diamond Eye 5in Single Turbo Back Exhaust with no cat or muffler-$450
-Cold Air intake- $300
-Adrenaline HPOP-$650
-Head Studs- $619.72
-Smith Brothers Push Rods- $225
-Comp. 910 Valve Springs-$140
-Complete Fuel system- $1000
-T-4 Mount Kit and S369SXE Turbo- $2579.00
-Hydra Chip with custom Tunes- $485.00
-Misimoto Intercooler- $994.50
-Ceramic dual clutch- $1400
-Dana 60 Front Axle Swap(Not sure where I will get one yet)
-Torsion Bars for rear to prevent axle warp- $500

Total:$27,000

Let me know if you guys have anything you think I should add or take away. Been trying to plan this out for sometime now and this is my first build.

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Old 01-11-2019, 11:55 AM
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Since you seem to be going all out

Get a King pin Dana 60 Front Axle and if possible https://eastcoastgearsupply.com/i-13...r-arm-kit.html

Aluminum intake plenums
Bellowed Up pipes
deleted pedestal
pitman drop
New oil jets
new oil rail plugs

Add this to rear and maybe front too
http://www.eaton.com/us/en-us/catalo...ferential.html
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:18 PM
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The T4 should come with new up pipes and pedestal.

I would add the plenums. Why do you have a valve body listed? I thought you had a manual. I see the built rear bumper. I would probably add a new front bumper as well. If you are planning for these numbers I would like to ask to see if you have done a compression test and what the miles are on that motor. You are going to be pushing some strong power through the motor. Just make sure the mill is healthy enough to tolerate it
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:32 PM
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Yeah I will be looking at Kingpin, thanks for the other tips as well.

Second, yeah it my jumble of notes must of listed that by mistake. I do have a manual. 151,000 miles on the original engine and trans, seems healthy and have had zero issues. No blow back too which is nice.
 
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Pull the engine when you do this build up, have a head job done on the heads.
 
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You will need a good efuel system to feed those injectors.
 
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Do not forget fluids and miscellaneous **** we always forget. $2000. May as well get the Midwest Trans short throw shifter while trans is out.

Fluidampr and Melling LPOP. How about fresh Motorcraft idlers and tensioner with belt? Rebuild the PS pump as it probably leaks and maybe a steering box while the axle is out. SD or Denso starter. Fresh battery cables. Take alternator to local shop for bearings at least. Consider that Moroso oil pan while engine out.

$1800 is a spendy stereo. Shop smarter man. You need a good HU with 4V preouts, look at old five channel amps. One good sub is all you need as opposed to two mediocre units.

Buy a bumper from MOVE and build it yourself. A 110V MIG will do it with multiple passes.
 
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Whenever I build something it goes way over projected budget. I dont know if it's just me, but I'd add 25% on top of that for the unknown. Trust me, it happens. I build a lot of chit.
 
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Whenever I build something it goes way over projected budget. I dont know if it's just me, but I'd add 25% on top of that for the unknown. Trust me, it happens. I build a lot of chit.
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