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How to make 94 F350 turbo diesel more powerful

So I picked up my first 7.3 turbo (is the 94 even a powerstroke" I didn't think it was. I notice it has no where near the power of my cummins I used to have, however i would like to matchj it or exceed it. How do I make this dog quicki? Up the boost? certain parts? And slso, it's very quiet, much more so then other ford diesels of same vintage i pass on the road. What did they remove, the muffler or cat? Both? I had a slow turd 6.9 IDI that sounded like sh** with no exhaust, sounded like a v8. I don't want that v8 sound. Thanks
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There were 3 diesels offered in the 94's: Normally-aspirated 7.3 IDI, 7.3L IDI Turbo, and the 7.3L Direct Injection Turbo (DIT or a.k.a. Powerstroke). The Powerstrokes were only available with a 5-speed manual tranny. Both turbodiesels were badged the same with only the "Turbodiesel" badging. Powerstroke badges came in 1995. The 8th didgit of the VIN will be an "F" for a Powerstroke or a "K" for the IDI Turbo. If it is a PSD, you can go mild to wild with power mods and it really depends on your budget. You can do anything from chips, tuners, modified injectors, different turbos, electric fuel systems, higher flowing High Pressure Oil Pumps (HPOPs), etc. Cheers!

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So I picked up my first 7.3 turbo (is the 94 even a powerstroke" I didn't think it was. I notice it has no where near the power of my cummins I used to have, however i would like to matchj it or exceed it. How do I make this dog quicki? Up the boost? certain parts? And slso, it's very quiet, much more so then other ford diesels of same vintage i pass on the road. What did they remove, the muffler or cat? Both? I had a slow turd 6.9 IDI that sounded like sh** with no exhaust, sounded like a v8. I don't want that v8 sound. Thanks
What year cummins? My 97 auto powerstroke is EONS more powerful and quicker than my stock 97 5spd 12v was. Tell us which motor you have and we will tell you what to do from there.
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Banks kit! Buddies Centurion makes 14lbs. of boost and pulls like a MF on it. Open the intake path from stock and same to the exhaust.

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-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4

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Banks is way overpriced. I'd piece my own kit together for cheaper.
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Holy crap I didn't realize they where going for that much! Damn, my Power Pack kit for my '97 was only $2,100.

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-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
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-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4

Re-pinning '97 Cali PCM to Federal
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$2100 is a rip off! For 2100 you can get stage 1's, a GOOD chip, intake, exhaust, swamps idm, 1.0 exhaust housing!!
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It was my first MOD and years before I knew of this site. Lesson learned and I've since upgraded. The IC and Exhaust is a nice left over though.

Matt
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-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4

Re-pinning '97 Cali PCM to Federal
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Ahhh gotcha. That will happen. About the ONLY thing from banks I'd buy is their IC setup. Everything else is a rip off.
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Everything else is a rip off.
Including the IC piping but unless you want to do all the test fitting and welding yourself where else are you going to get an Intake spyder?

Sorry OP, take the air cleaner off the engine and check the turbo wheels for play and oil blowing into the motor. Then, free the intake and exhaust for better airflow and you'll start making more power.

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'97
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4

Re-pinning '97 Cali PCM to Federal
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