Tips for Improving Performance in 7.3L Powerstroke Engines

Ford’s 7.3L Powerstroke engine has a well-deserved reputation for power, performance, and reliability, but those aren’t the only reasons this engine remains so popular among today’s truck enthusiasts. The primary reason most drivers looking into purchasing a truck go with the Powerstroke engine is that it is extremely versatile, with plenty of aftermarket 7.3 powerstroke performance parts available to increase everything from these vehicles’ fuel efficiency to their power output. Read on to learn more about them below.

Custom Tunes

Ford’s 7.3 Powerstroke engine can be set to custom tunes to optimize its performance. This incredibly easy and affordable solution allows truck owners to set custom tunes for towing, off-roading, or daily driving. Of course, just changing the tuning isn’t going to offer maximum results, but it is a great place to start.

Air Intake Systems

Installing a free-flowing cold air intake system allows drivers to route cool air to their filters and block hot air from their engine compartments, increasing the efficiency of their engines on the inlet sides of their turbos. A well-designed air intake system should be paired with an improved exhaust outlet. Most drivers choose to replace their factory 3-inch downpipes and 3.5-inch exhaust systems with 4-inch models that feature bends designed to enhance exhaust flow.

Transmission and Fuel System Upgrades

It’s a good idea for drivers to beef up their transmissions before they get started adding any significant amount of power to their engines, as this can place a good deal of stress on stock transmissions. Once this has been accomplished, it’s possible to install performance fuel injectors and upgrade the truck’s turbo system to give it more power. Surprisingly, these kinds of mods can actually improve both the engine’s power and its fuel economy, improving its throttle and allowing more air in for increased fuel delivery.

Exterior Accessories

Readers who are looking to make a splash as they head down the road can also find plenty of exterior accessories for vehicles featuring 7.3L Powerstroke and 6.7 cummins turbo engines online. These include mud flaps, upgraded grills, lighting, and more. Of course, it’s always best to start with the basics and replace any worn parts, then move on to power upgrades, and save the accessorizing for last, but in the end, that’s all up to the truck owner’s discretion.


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