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newbie here, looking for a little insight
Just signed up for the forums today, been a ford guy forever. It all started hunting out of my dads early bronco, I now own 2 early broncos, and a 2wd
f150. But I dont want to bore you guys with that silly GASOLINE stuff. Today I drove home my newest member of the family, a 2001 F350 4 door long bed with a fabtech lift and the 7.3 and 61k miles.
Im hoping I can pick the forum brains abit, first off the truck has a 4" exhaust system and what looks like a stage 2 intake. I will admit I am a little new to the diesel side of fords, I have done some research before purchasing the truck but feels like i have barely scratched the surface.
I test drove a couple of stock trucks before this one and there is deffinitely a differance in the way the truck pulls in comparison to the stock ones. I have been pretty gentle on it thus far but have gotten on it a bit a couple times and it def blows some smoke and pulls hard.
My question is if someone hooked up a downloader and changed the settings would a performance diesel shop be able to hook up to it and tell where in the spectrum the settings are at? Can you only get so much performance out of a downloader before having to go to an onboard tuner/moniter? Really what im looking for is a fuel milage increase for DD and a tow/haul mode, along with probably a tranny shift change to hopefully help it last a little longer.
And lastly, I have checked the forums quite abit about this question and it seems to be talked about alot but differing answers. When letting off the throttle there is from what I can tell compressor stall? I have heard some people describe a noise when letting off the throttle and many people say its completely normal and others say it can cause damage to the turbo from the wheel stopping to fast from excess pressure backflowing and releasing. The stock trucks I drove I did not notice this condition on, is this condition more prone to pop up the higher the performance gets?Any reply would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for the long post, but thank you very much in advance for any insight you may have.