Archive for August, 2010

Project Box Hauler: ATS Turbo Upgrade

Monday, August 30th, 2010

EZ 7.3L Turbo Upgrade
Improve Performance and Reduce EGTs with ATS’ Aurora Turbocharger Kit

OK, you’ve done nearly everything economically possible to your 7.3L Super Duty or Excursion. You’ve upgraded the intake and exhaust, added a programmer, and possibly even upsized the injectors. Sure the truck runs better, but you’ve noticed that the EGTs are starting to climb into the danger zone at wide-open throttle or when towing a heavy trailer up a grade. The missing element in your power recipe is more air. While the stock Garrett turbo functions well on a stock truck, it can’t keep up with the added heat that more fuel creates.

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ATS Diesels On The Mountain 2010

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Project Box Hauler: Autometer Gauges

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Keeping an eye on engine vitals is as simple as installing a quality set of gauges. For anyone who tows with their diesel, both boost and pyrometer gauges are a must.

Project Box Puller
Keeping Track of Vitals

For our regular readers, Project Box Hauler needs no introduction. For those who have just joined us, here’s the Cliff Notes version of the series. We got our hands on an ’01 Ford F-350 dually that spent its previous life as a Castrol Racing show car hauler for John Force Racing. The truck, fitted with a well-worn 7.3L Power Stroke, was showing 200,000-plus miles on the odometer and was in serious need of attention. The buyer got the fifth-wheel trailer with the deal, hence the name Project Box Hauler.

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Project Box Hauler: PML Diff Cover

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

PML offers several different finish options for their Dana 80 cover. We opted for the black powdercoated version. It comes complete with stainless steel, hex-head mounting bolts for an easy and good looking install.

The Great Cover Up

One of the keys to keeping a differential alive is keeping it cool. Utilizing synthetic rear end gear oil helps, but nothing beats addition fluid capacity from an aftermarket rear end cover, which replaces the shallow, stamped steel factory unit. Ford Super Duty diesels are notorious for having factory diff covers with blistered paint on them, which indicates things inside are getting pretty hot.
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