INSANE COMPOUND-TURBO, 800-HORSE 7.3L
It’s no secret that owning a highly modified diesel can take a big bite out of your pocketbook. And if you’re trying to compete with a Heui-fired 7.3L Power Stroke, you’ve definitely got your work (and expenses) cut out for you. Perhaps no one knows this struggle better than Chris Hoover. The Asheboro, North Carolina, native has been addicted to playing with Ford’s first Power Stroke since the first time he hooked to the sled many moons ago. And even after retiring his ’99 F-250 from the dirt, he quickly found a way to continue pouring time and money into it.
The new goal? See how quick the 7,200-pound Super Duty can shuffle down the drag strip.
A Pair of S400s
While most 7.3L enthusiasts throw a large single at the engine and sacrifice low-rpm drivability in exchange for a strong top-end hit, Hoover wasn’t willing to compromise. Instead, he runs a set