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Hi,

Currently have a 02 Ford PSD with a BTS auto and looking to sell it and get a 12v Dodge (need the cash for business). Since I don't want to spend $4k on the auto trans I'm wondering what besides a better clutch (probably a ValAir) I will need to buy? Anything else between the clutch and wheels that should be replaced for around 400hp? Just wondering what the problem areas are?

I've read about the 5th gear nut and a general description of the process that didn't sound bad but couldn't find a howto for it. Is that only a problem witht the NV4500? Do all the 94-98 have the NV4500?

If you have an extra minute what is the recommend upgrades for around 400hp? Aside fom 4" exhaust and gauges I'm sure a fuel plate would be at the top of the list. I don't like a touchy throttle so is one plate better than another?

Just incase you are curious about my mechanical skills they are some where between swaping motors and doing a rebuild. I swapped the motor in my 2000 VW Beetle but would not feel comfortable doing a rebuild since I don't know what to look for when it comes to wear.

Thanks a bunch
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Fuel plate, Bigger injectors, Intake, Exhaust...the usuall stuff. Farm Boys Diesel has a special right now for DDP 150 sticks for that model, might get a heck of a deal...hit em up. Wish i could help you more, but i havent had a 12 valve since 97, but i would probably say a bigger turbo as well. Whats your buisness?
 

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fifth gear backs off due to the shaft, you can get a full shaft kit for it or just tightin the nut and tack weld it on, I dont know if its called a shaft for sure im just going off of memorie.. a South Bend clutch or ValAir would be great for your needs both are good products..
 

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to hit 400 HP in a 12 valve will be cake walk for ya bud not a bunch of money to push that.. I would defenitly invest in a bigger turbo though..:thumbsup
 

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Thanks for all the feedback. 400hp isn't a must... 350hp would be fine too. Not looking to do the turbo unless whatever I get has a bunch of miles on the existing turbo. Although replacing down the road is likely :D

Sounds like not much else to mess with from clutch to wheels which helps on cost.

My business? Day job is Programming/DBA but raise boer goats (running a 100+ now). Market isn't too great right now so looking for a little extra cash. Also the truck just sits other than towing since I have a VW TDI now :) and figure I might as well sell it and get something a little less costly.

Anyone want to trade LOL

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added less to that costly ;)
 

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150hp injectors on a stock turbo = melted pistons. DDP won't even sell you stage 4's unless you have an aftermarket larger turbo, and they recomend atleast 66mm turbo or bigger.

350hp is doable for under $100. 215 injcetors are more than enough. make a fuel plate, add a boost elbow or better yet an aftermarket turbo, add some rpm with a GSK, a 2095 plug if its a 94/95, modify the AFC.

The fuel plate limits max rack travel and only comes into play when under full throttle. Governor springs on the other hand may make your throttle a little more touchy.

I recommend starting with this kit, since its such a good deal Dynomite Diesel - Budget Fuel Plate The Garage Sale Dodge and a good start

I'm hoping to be pushing 400hp with what I've got now, but with a larger turbo I should be over. With some spray I could be eying 500. 350hp is the comfortable limit for a stock turbo, it will easily support more, but it gets hot if you try using all that power all the time. As my truck sits, it cruises @600* but will peg the pyrometer @1500* in less than three seconds, just to give you a reference, I need air :(
 

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A VW TDI! Sweet, I bet that thing gets great MPG

Oh and make sure to tab the KDP
 

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Thanks for all the feedback. 400hp isn't a must... 350hp would be fine too. Not looking to do the turbo unless whatever I get has a bunch of miles on the existing turbo. Although replacing down the road is likely :D

Sounds like not much else to mess with from clutch to wheels which helps on cost.

My business? Day job is Programming/DBA but raise boer goats (running a 100+ now). Market isn't too great right now so looking for a little extra cash. Also the truck just sits other than towing since I have a VW TDI now :) and figure I might as well sell it and get something a little costly.

Anyone want to trade LOL
Is the ferd a CC? i'd be interrested!
 

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Yea, fuel mods + biger injectors = bad stock turbo in everything I've seen. I plan to stear clear of injectors until I get turbo.

The TDI is awesome. I still need to get my 3 bar map installed and have a second tune good for 25 lbs soon as finish the breakin of the crate motor. The hybrid turbo sounds cool. Best of all I'm avg 46mpg on my 81 mile round trip drive to work. Don't really care how much people laugh at me and my Beetle cause I'm laughing every time I break 700 miles on 15 gallons :D

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Yes, 2002 CC shorty 4x4 BTS Auto trans(Brian's Truck Shop if you are searching), hypermax holeset and some other stuff. It's white over gold and very clean (in and out)!

I'll send ya a msg.
 
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