GOLD DIGGER

IN­SANE COMPOUND-TURBO, 800-HORSE 7.3L

Diesel World - - Contents - MIKE MCGLOTHLIN

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

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