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Finally Installed the 03 Turbo

Well after seeing Nate's truck all tore apart and a sweet turbo going in I decided I waited long enough. Went home got started around 8:30 and had her runing around 11:30.

Install went great, took our time and learned alot about the different components on the motor. Only snag was the AFe intake, the box is just so big that we had no other choice but to take her out along with the coolant bottle, just made things easier to work around.

I am very pleased with the end result. Once the truck warms up the turbo whistles pretty good at a stand still but once you touch the pedal sounds like a jet plane. I am so glad I went the 03 route.

Here are a few pictures I took during the install, nothing fancy, just some to show ya what we were working with.










Performance: SCT Xcal-Innovative Diesel, 4" Turbo Back Exhaust no muffler and kitty missing, Spearco IC, ID Power Elbow, AFe Stg. II Intake, 03 Turbo.
Exhaust Clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYF9HgB0RwY

Looks: Westin Black Powder Coated Bull Bar, Recon Smoked Cab, Mirror Lights, and 3rd Brake Light, 4" Superlift kit, 35" ProComp Extreme A/T's, 18x10 Diamo Black & Chrome Rims.
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Sweet man, now you gotta make a whistle vid....LOL

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About time you got this thread started!!!

Good work on getting it in! Enjoy!!





Oh, and dont forget to change your sig!!

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Sponsored by Innovative Diesel Performance
SCT XCal2 w/ Custom Files & FICM tuning
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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nice job

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Sweet man, now you gotta make a whistle vid....LOL
I wish I had a nice video camera to give yall a vid

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About time you got this thread started!!!

Good work on getting it in! Enjoy!!





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Yea I know. I was hoping to get her done there at the shop on Saturday but I didn't want to interupt Nate's install, those guys were rolling right along pretty good.


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nice job

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Thanks man. Not bad for a couple of people that have never worked on a Powerstroke before lol.

Performance: SCT Xcal-Innovative Diesel, 4" Turbo Back Exhaust no muffler and kitty missing, Spearco IC, ID Power Elbow, AFe Stg. II Intake, 03 Turbo.
Exhaust Clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYF9HgB0RwY

Looks: Westin Black Powder Coated Bull Bar, Recon Smoked Cab, Mirror Lights, and 3rd Brake Light, 4" Superlift kit, 35" ProComp Extreme A/T's, 18x10 Diamo Black & Chrome Rims.
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3 hours for someone whos never touched a turbo swap? Not bad, not bad at all!

I luckily had someone who's done a swap (Maintain, although he never did a 6.0 turbo till mine! ).

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SCT XCal2 w/ Custom Files & FICM tuning
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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oh the sweet sound of a 03 gotta love it.

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3 hours for someone whos never touched a turbo swap? Not bad, not bad at all!

I luckily had someone who's done a swap (Maintain, although he never did a 6.0 turbo till mine! ).
Yep! We were all down there at Matt's and watched how Nate's came off and then just remembered what we saw and went for it. We started by taking out the intake, then degass bottle, unbolted the clamps for the Y-Pipe and down pipe, losened up the downpipe, unbolted the three bolts that hold the turbo to the pedestal, wiggled her out, then the four for the actual pedestal and then went back in reverse order lol.

Performance: SCT Xcal-Innovative Diesel, 4" Turbo Back Exhaust no muffler and kitty missing, Spearco IC, ID Power Elbow, AFe Stg. II Intake, 03 Turbo.
Exhaust Clip:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYF9HgB0RwY

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what is the peak advantage of doing this? and why a 03 turbo? 7.3L or 6.0L turbo sorry... read some about this before but kinda lost in it

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03 turbos have the loudest sounding whistle and i heard better performance gains than any other year.

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*03 Turbo*Stroked Injectors*AFE Stage 2*Small mouth Intake*SCT With Eric's Extreme Race*4.30 Gear*Best ET 13.5@99MPH*
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