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Good towing turbo? F550

Ive recently purchased a 2007 Ford F550 lariat crew cab and im looking for a good turbo to upgrade on this truck. The truck now is currently stock. But i plan on doing a EGR delete, Studs, Oil Cooler, Coolant and Oil Filter, and a mild tune for towing? (Probably H&S) Is there anything im missing that you guys reccomend? Also whats a good towing turbo? i was leaning towards a garrett powermax?



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Also a good air intake.


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Well I'll give you a hand were I can. As far as the intake Ford actully got this part right. You will actully be doing the truck a dis-service going with a aftermarket set up.
As far as the EGR delet very good idea. I wish I would of deleted instead of upgraded.
And for the oil cooler I would first as you if you have a monitor? With out knowing your delta #'s your just possibly throwing at it too soon or just throwing it away.
And for the turbo the 2007 is supposed to be the best of the oem for the 6.0

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Well I'll give you a hand were I can. As far as the intake Ford actully got this part right. You will actully be doing the truck a dis-service going with a aftermarket set up.
As far as the EGR delet very good idea. I wish I would of deleted instead of upgraded.
And for the oil cooler I would first as you if you have a monitor? With out knowing your delta #'s your just possibly throwing at it too soon or just throwing it away.
And for the turbo the 2007 is supposed to be the best of the oem for the 6.0
For the oil cooler I was just going to replace it with the "bullet proof" one while I'm in there doing the studs... Good idea or no?



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That is a good idea. I love the BPD oil cooler. You can't go wrong with that.

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^ I agree. honestly, if you are looking for a good towing turbo, the best thing you can do is probably to keep the stock turbo and hold onto your cash until the new billet wheel is available for it, if that thing turns out to perform well. If you must upgrade, I think the MTW stage 1 will suit your needs better than the other options, but I prefer the stock turbo for a towing application.

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For the oil cooler I was just going to replace it with the "bullet proof" one while I'm in there doing the studs... Good idea or no?



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I am currently doing this now. My Bulletproof Cooler kit will be here tomorrow.
I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the extra $'s to do the remote cooler. I had the motor already taken down that far to do my studs.

Turbo wise from the information I can dig up, a stage 1 or hybrid would be the way to go. I am in the process now of making my final decision on who to get one from. I have been recommended by a few that a hybrid would suit me best with the 550 towing. I'll let you know what I come up with.

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^ I agree. honestly, if you are looking for a good towing turbo, the best thing you can do is probably to keep the stock turbo and hold onto your cash until the new billet wheel is available for it, if that thing turns out to perform well. If you must upgrade, I think the MTW stage 1 will suit your needs better than the other options, but I prefer the stock turbo for a towing application.
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Since it's a 6.0, I would go with an SCT tuner instead of H&S.


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All the SCT tuners I come across font show gauges... I'd prefer to show the gauges since I'm primarily going to be usin this truck for towing and not so much performance... But it would be nice to stomp on some cummins once in awhile too...



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