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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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F350 5.4 needs more power

My dad has a 2007 F350 with the 5.4, and wants a little more power when towing. So far he says that he hasn't met a mountain he can't climb (has travelled from southern Ontario to Arizona twice with it), but wants some more get up and go. He has installed a Helix Power Tower TBS, a K&N Filter, and a Hypertech Max Energy Tune (believe its a canned tune). Was at the Ford dealer looking for a supercharger or such, but they don't make them for the SD 5.4, only the 150. I have done some searching, and looks like the best option might be a CAI, larger custom exhaust, and a custom tune (from 5startuning).
Just want to know if anyone has any other suggestions.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 05:17 AM
 
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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the 5.4 in the superduty is the same one in the f150 might be some small differences in programming and intake locations...

gearings an option.... but the 5.4 in a 1ton truck lacks alot of power not only to other ford engine options but the competition... its a decent option for a work truck that doesnt tow though...

maybe an upgrade ? v10 if he wants to stay gas or diesel if he wants more torque for towing...



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Our work truck 2010 E350 5.4.
It has 4.10 gears.

If you went to any custom shop they would be able to outfit a supercharger with a custom tune. No doubt.
Not sure of reliably/ longevity after that tho.

Maybe find a donor diesel truck and swap over engine trans.

Or maybe trade in for a diesel.


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Is the F350 4x4 ? is it a dually ? I'd be thinking finding a cheap deisel motor on kijiji or a whole truck and swap parts, sure you can add a C.A.I and a tune but you still won't get the needed power he maybe looking for so be just wasted $$$. If the motor is a high mileage motor a supercharger may rip it apart ( shruggs )

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Roush / Whipple / Edlebrock / Magnacharger / Vortec blower will bolt straight on.

Have to mess with the CAI but still go on there.

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