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best turbo for a 7.3

have a 97 7.3 in my 89 and want to know what the best turbo upgrade would be, for both power and whistle, any input would help

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Just depends on how much power you wanna pull outta this motor??
D66??
TP 38??
38r
Just depends on what you are exactly looking for really!

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Just depends on how much power you wanna pull outta this motor??
D66??
TP 38??
38r
Just depends on what you are exactly looking for really!
best path money and power wise, motor is bone stock besides a super-chips, use it to tow desert toys and rarely some ballasts up in the 7K lbs range

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Do you plan on upgrading injectors at any time? the D66 is a direct bolt on turbo that is a good stock replacement or if you go to a 160cc size injector it will work really well with it.
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well you can pull almost 400 with a stock turbo, not the greatest idea but it can be done, just install a bigger exhaust side put some custom tunes. Cant go wrong with custom tuned truck compared to a canned tuned truck! its night and day diff.

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Do you plan on upgrading injectors at any time? the D66 is a direct bolt on turbo that is a good stock replacement or if you go to a 160cc size injector it will work really well with it.
do i need in injectors to run a certain turbo? dont wonna spend alot of money atm, just in the market for a turbo

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If you're looking for more HP, the best upgrade for the OBS motors is injectors our 90cc injectors really leave you wanting more, that's what is going to limited your power the most. But you need to start with supporting mods, 3" downpipe to get rid of the "pancake" style restricting stock downpipe, bigger exhaust, good intake (look up the tymar 6637 intake, its something you can really DIY if you want). Custom tuning from one of the custom tuning vendors, canned tunes will not compare to them at all and are about the same price if not cheaper to go the custom way. The biggest thing, if you don't have the fuel to support the bigger turbo, hpop if you ever do it then your just limited everything else.

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stock injectors wont spin a d66..... and OBS trucks have a 1.15 housing on the exhaust side so cant make it bugger (not like a SD with a .84)

if u never plan in putting larger sticks in then go to a 1.0 housing and CUSTOM tunes from someone like TW, PHP, gearhead, swamps, beans.... not superchips

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could u guys shoot me some links to those injectors and such, just the basics to run a good turbo, would help a lot

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there is nothing wrong with your stock turbo. it is the perfect turbo up to stage ones (160cc), all depends on purpose for the truck and over all the depth of your wallet

http://www.rosewooddieselshop.com/
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