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post #1 of 59 Old 03-07-2008, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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03 Turbo Swap Discussion

My truck is an Oct.2003 build date, but is a 2004 truck.

It has the 7 fins on the compressor impeller.

To be a 2003 should it have 10 fins on the exhaust side?


Also, has anyone removed the silencer ring at the front of the turbo?

I heard it will let you flow more air and has more whistle

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Anyone????

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Anyone????
It sounds like you have an 03 turbo. Most people just throw them on and straight pipe the truck to get a good amount of whistle. Although I have heard of some removing the SR. I hope this helps.

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Dunno about the silencer ring...but all the turbos have the 7 blade on the intake side, it is the 10 on the exhaust that makes the determination. And some 04 early builds do have the 03 turbo, but I don't remember the cut off on the build dates.

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Talking big whistler

I just bought an 03 f-350 with an AEM intak and a Magnaflow 4 inch exhaust from the turbo back and the whistle is awsome. never get tired of listening to it!
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Thanks pain train & eric.

I am having to replace my second turbo. something ate 6 of the 7 fins and just want to make sure they put the exact same type of turbo back on my truck.

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OUCH! 6 of the 7 blades? Man, something lit your turbo up!

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I just bought an 03 f-350 with an AEM intak and a Magnaflow 4 inch exhaust from the turbo back and the whistle is awsome. never get tired of listening to it!
Go ahead and rub it in some more why don't you.

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Thanks pain train & eric.

I am having to replace my second turbo. something ate 6 of the 7 fins and just want to make sure they put the exact same type of turbo back on my truck.
That is crazy . I would be upset if they gave me a different turbo as well.

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Exhaust Clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYF9HgB0RwY

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This is the puzzler. It has had a high whine for the last 4 ro 5 months, but I just thought it was the regulated return system that I just had installed at the same time my H-11 head studs were put in. (ignorance on part I guess)

Well, Thursday I was starting to do NCHornet's CCV mod and when I took off the boot that connects to the turbo, below is what I saw.

I have had no boost loss, I can hit 32 to 34 all day long.
Just have no idea what happened.


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Ewwww! That's pretty ugly there Bama!

A problem I just thought of is, I don't know if they are still producing the 03 10 vanes. To switch from late year to 03 all of takes is a pedestal swap, hope they don't do the same thing and "upgrade" you to a newer turbo/pedestal setup.

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DashDAQ Series II; ARP Headstuds; AFE Stage 2 XP Intake w/ Proguard 7
Industrial Injection 190cc injectors; FASS 150/180; ITP Regulated Return
'03 Turbo Swap; Zex N2O Dry Shot; CFM Smallmouth Intake Elbow
Zoodad w/ Predator Screen; MBRP 4" Cool Duals Straight Piped
EGR Delete w/ full manifold; Coolant Bypass Filter; Train Horns
Eclipse AVN62D; High Idle Mod; BFG ATs 285-65/20s

Truck- 12.51sec @ 108mph @ ~7700lbs (1/4 mi)
Cooler- 39.93sec @ 12.12mph @ ~180lbs (1/8 mi)

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