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68mm powermax drive ability?

Needing a lil advice. Going to upgrade my turbo from a 58mm Turbonetics to a larger one. I have all supporting mods for up to a 68. It's my everyday driver. I have a 68mm powermax from Rudy's. My concern is, will it be too laggy for everyday. Ill use innovative for the tunes. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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What injectors are you running? What do you use the truck for? I have a BTS 68mm with 175/stocks and wouldnt hesitate to drive it every day. Its not laggy at all. I have yet to tow heavy with it so I would hesitate to give any real world experience there. I'm going to run larger injectors with this setup as soon as I finalize my fuel system and again wouldnt hesitate to DD with it.

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I going to run 205's. my fuel system is done. Aero 1000, sump, regulated return. And I don't tow. It's just my toy.
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That sounds very close to the combo that I am going to run. Post up some reviews once you get it done. Very interested to see how it works out for you!

2004 CCLB 6.0 6 speed 4x4
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Windrunner regulated Return with custom Y-pipes
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I got one from River City that I am running with 190/100's. I haven't driven it yet because I don't have my rear end built yet. Hope it works because im not buying a new one...
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Only difference with the RCD 68mm vgt is that it still uses the stock '03 turbine. It'll see higher egts and will most likely be more smokey than a MTW, Barder or KC 68mm vgt

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Only difference with the RCD 68mm vgt is that it still uses the stock '03 turbine. It'll see higher egts and will most likely be more smokey than a MTW, Barder or KC 68mm vgt
This one was built from a new Powermax. I dÓdnt think that a 03 turbo had enough material to accept a 68mm wheel. Or maybe I'm wrong.
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The powermax turbine and the 03 turbine are the same I believe.

2004 CCLB 6.0 6 speed 4x4
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Barder Stage 3 / Holders 205/100s
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Odawg fully ported and deleted intake manifold
4" MBRP Turbo Back
Windrunner regulated Return with custom Y-pipes
Cat EC-1 with coolant filter
Flyin Diesel Sump w/ fuel lab 4201



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The powermax turbine housing is thicker than a standard stock housing. It uses the 03 turbine wheel

2004 F-350 SC 4x4, XLT, 4" dual Magnaflow, AFE intake, No Limit piping, spearco intercooler, water injection, ARP studs, hypemax o-ringed heads, SCT tuned by Innovative Diesel, tuned FICM, Hellman's sump, FASS, Fuelab, regulated return, 190/75 injectors, KC/MTW 68 w/.72ar, suncoast trans w/billet input, edge insight CS with dakota digital gauges, amsoil by-pass, BD exhaust manifolds
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So you already have the turbo just sitting around? Heck it wouldnt hurt to just throw it on and try it out, but I agree with others that there are better options.



I personally would get either gearhead or tsd tunes. They are known for being able to spool up much quicker. The innovative tunes are known to have the light switch affect which can make a bigger turbo feel pretty laggy.

Also the innovative tunes cause my headgaskets to leak with my 68mm turbo. I attribute it to the extra pulse width. I don't have any leaks with tsd tunes

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