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Old 10-05-2012, 01:07 PM
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Turbo Blown-Upgrade?

Just today I opened up my 05' on the highway just to hear a loud pop/implosion noise and watch my turbo psi gauge drop to 0. It is in the shop waiting diagnosis but I can almost guarantee its my turbo. Since I might have to replace it I was thinking of getting an aftermarket instead of factory. As a daily driver towing only once in a long while and driving between dallas and austin once every month, I want to know what would be best for me. I know smaller turbo will spool faster but a larger one will provide more power? I really would just like an "all around" performance enhancing turbo. I am also looking into getting a SCT custom tuner to deal with the computer side of things. Thoughts?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:19 PM
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I bet you just blew and intercooler boot or pipe. Pretty easy fix
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boot would be my first check too. usually can just dry it off with brake clean and re-tighten the clamp. without a tuner its not likely that you could hurt the turbo, unless you're in the habit of shutting it down red hot
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It has been diagnosed that I need a new turbo. Any recommendations?
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Mad Turbo works has a couple models that are really supposed to wake the engine up, and even leave a little room to grow should you decide to go bigger in the future
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Powermax. Much better turbo and it's going to be about the same as a stock turbo from Ford. Really you won't notice much power difference stock but it's a good upgrade for down the road if you decide to go with bigger injectors. It will also drop EGT's a good bit either way.

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Powermax. Much better turbo and it's going to be about the same as a stock turbo from Ford. Really you won't notice much power difference stock but it's a good upgrade for down the road if you decide to go with bigger injectors. It will also drop EGT's a good bit either way.
I have to ask, what makes you think that the Powermax is a "MUCH" better turbo than say any MTW turbo?? What are you basing this on?? I would be willing to bet it's nothing more than a personal opinion because I am about 98% confident you haven't ever actually seen a MTW turbo in person. I realize how this appears and it is fine with me. I don't mine saying where I believe true performance potential lies at.

Much better turbo?? How come I'm rebuilding a Powermax for a guy because his truck runs like sh!t with it on there and I also hear of more guys with higher cruising EGTs and worse fuel mileage than I do about it being a good turbo for them.

I guess all I'm saying here is, provide some information to back up your claim "Powerstroke Techie".
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It seems that many MTW owners are former Powermax owners, I haven't heard of one who is sorry for switching.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:11 PM
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Well I'm not sure if I would say many but certainly some MTW owners are former Powermax owners and I too haven't heard of anyone who at the very least didn't see any decrease.
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