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Old 01-04-2011, 05:05 PM
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I Need Help On Choosing a Replacement Turbo

I don't know if this has been a thread in the past. I am sorry if it has been, I was not able to find it when I did a search.

I have a 2004 Ford F350 Dually 6.0 Automatic. I use it to tow a 46 foot Goose neck race car trailer with living quarters. I travel the country and local. I am looking to upgrade the turbo to get a little more out of the truck.

The truck is a 2004 but the engine decal has the engine as a 2003. I have not problem with that.

I have 74,000 miles on it, head studs, cold air kit, replacement exhaust from the turbo back (5"), SCT tune, rear air bags, FASS 150 Fuel pump and a EGR delete.

Can anyone that has upgraded there turbo, please share with me? I travel mountains and need that little extra power. I do plan on replacing the injectors, maybe upgrade them. I don't want to replace the injectors that will drown the cylinders during low rpm driving.

This is not a drag/street racer truck - strictly business.

Thanks in advance.
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I think a powermax would be in your best interest.
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The powermax is a viable option. It is a garrett turbo upgrade. It is slightly larger and just as loud as your 03 turbo. It is only a little more expensive than a stock turbo and you do NOT have to send in your turbo as a core. i am running 190s with mine and i love it. It will clear up some egts as long as you are producing boost. At cruising speed with no boost, it stays around 800-900 even 1000 sometimes. But as soon as it produces some boost, it drops to around 600.
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i like my II hybrid turbo. never noticed any lag, actually when i first got it put on i thought there was less smoke when taking off from a complete stop. it has tons of power all through the power band.
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The Garrett PowerMax is the perfect upgrade for folks who tow. Pair it up to a custom tow tune and you will be amazed at the improvement!
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X2 on what Evil Eye said...
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I have a powermax on both of my rigs with 6.0s in them.

My 07 is a work truck and tows up to 20k with stock injectors and a tow tune. The powermax does great at adding power and keeping EGTs down.

And cant beat the price!
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Thanks for all your help. I would keep the stock injectors but it seems that they are acting up. Sometimes they will give trouble when I am taking off from a dead stop or at WOT. Now as I write this, it is at WOT - Has a steady miss while pulling.
I do have a the tow tune, but it is DOA. Unknown to why, all other tunes work but this one. I will need to contact SCT to fix that before I tow again. I have been towing using the street tune. Not the best for towing but it works.

I guess the next question would be where I would find a set of injectors with price and quality in mind? I would rather replace all of them instead of replacing one or two. I have used a scanner to identify the injector that has decided to take a break (7).
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I think a powermax would be in your best interest.
Yup
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Thanks for all your help. I would keep the stock injectors but it seems that they are acting up. Sometimes they will give trouble when I am taking off from a dead stop or at WOT. Now as I write this, it is at WOT - Has a steady miss while pulling. How is your fuel pressure and flow?
I do have a the tow tune, but it is DOA. Unknown to why, all other tunes work but this one. I will need to contact SCT to fix that before I tow again. I have been towing using the street tune. Not the best for towing but it works. I have street and would like to tow with it. Can you give more detail?

I guess the next question would be where I would find a set of injectors with price and quality in mind?Full Force diesel hands down. I would rather replace all of them instead of replacing one or two. I have used a scanner to identify the injector that has decided to take a break (7).
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