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post #1 of 10 Old 08-11-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking Of Buying A 7.3 IDI

I am looking at a 93 7.3 IDI which i believe is non turbo. I have been looking at parts for it. I found the ATS and Banks turbo kits which would come up later but right now i am interested in maybe a chip and little stuff. Where would be a good place to look at aftermarket support for this truck.

And i was also wondering if head studs could be put in without pulling the head. I guess i should do a new head gasket if i did studs but i am just wondering.
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A turbo is the main real off the shelf upgrade for these rigs. Since they are mechanically injected there are no chips. Any power enhancements must be done the old fashion way.

I ran a turbo on mine for a year plus without any head gasket issues. But each vehicle is different!

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I know the turbo is the main but i dont have $2K laying around for the ATS kit if i can buy the truck. I would be saving for it but up until then i hope to do a 4" full straight piped exhaust and then just intigrate the turbo into it once i have the cash for it.
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That being said...you can fabricate a ram style intake by routing air in beside the radiator. It requires some cutting and fabrication but it will help.

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I think you can mechanically turn the fuel up, that would give you a little more pep. at no cost.

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I didnt mention that due to the fact that at that point you HAVE to get a pyrometer to keep the exhaust gas temps in check. If you were going to turn up the pump your best bet is to get larger exhaust and install a pyro in the rear of the drivers side manifold.

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I dont want to mess with the fuel pump until i get some more upgrades done. I really want to knock out exhaust and some longevity mods like the tranny cooler and stuff. Can i run a tranny cooler on a 5 speed ?
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NO doubt you need the turbo. Im saving up for mine now. Ive started some threads asking people about them and everyone loves them. You can get a banks kit with the exhaust and cold air intake. Thats what i want.

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Ive heard iffy things about banks. And the ATS kit is $600 cheaper and its purple.
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