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post #1 of 7 Old 09-08-2010, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Help with 88 F350 Performance...

Im almost done with a ground up frame off nut and bolt restoration on an 88 F350 7.3 idi 5 speed 4X4, Few quick questions
I plan on transferring the turbo setup over from my 94 F350 idi but want more performance, should i get a new turbo? intercooler? what can be done to make this show truck even better?
#2 The body im using is from an 88 F150 any issues with a direct bolt over?
#3 as far as doing a 3" body lift, will this drastically change the handling of the truck?
Thanks any input is appreciated and i will post pics of the almost finished project soon.
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For a factory turbo the best thing you can do is get an aftermarket down pipe. The stock downpipe is subpar at best. It was crushed from the factory to allow it to fit. The body lift will help or eliminate the fitment issue.

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2003 F350 6.0 4x4 Crewcab Longbed SRW w/X Code Front Springs- 265/75R16's on it now. Still got the 285 retreads in the shed though.
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already done, next idea
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There is talk, these last couple weeks that a HX35 with a HX40 compressor/wheel is an upgrade as it would be effecient to 20psi of boost, which is about 8psi more efficient than the stocker.

At those boost levels studs are a must, if not dropped compression.

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Also....moose products will give you more fuel than a stock turned up pump. A member on another site offers them, along with moose injectors. Moose pump delivers 90mm^3/1000 strokes of fuel opposed to a stock turned up pump of about 70-75mm^3. Each mm^3 is about a 2.5hp increase.

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For a factory turbo the best thing you can do is get an aftermarket down pipe. The stock downpipe is subpar at best. It was crushed from the factory to allow it to fit. The body lift will help or eliminate the fitment issue.

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I was wrong I pulled the turbo off my other truck thats getting a cummins swap... It is as stock downpipe does someone make an aftermarket one?
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IF its the stock turbo on the 94:

2053056 - ATS Diesel

I would double check just to verify.

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