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Old 06-07-2010, 05:55 PM
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Upgrade Stock Turbo?

Hey guys,

I'll be fixing a leak on my turbo pedistel in the near future and got to thinking about upgrading my turbo since I'll have it off.
I plan to upgrade the truck with a tuner and injectors eventually and I was wondering if it was worth putting money into the stock turbo? How many hp can it support stock/modded?

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This will depend on what injectors you plan on running and your overall HP goals.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:00 PM
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X2..first deside on HP then build for it, much cheaper in the end. What year?

properly modded a stocker can handle close to 400
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:42 PM
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Well I'm kinda new to the diesel world and don't really know what my h.p. goals are. . How much hp. can a 7.3 make and still remain dependable? How far would stage 2 injectors get me? Can injectors ever be rebuilt/upgraded? Like stage 2 rebuilt to stage 3? How does one go about deciding on a hp. goal?
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While fixing my leak, is it recomended to gut my pedistel and the butterfly in my exhaust?
And its a 2000.

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You could change out your compressor housing
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You can gut the pedistal or you can buy a new one that does not have the valve in it.

HP goals are all up to you and depends on how much money you want to spend and what you do with the truck.

I would just start simple add a chip and see what you think. Being a manual and a 2000 you can play for cheaper then us PMR guys with autos!

The stocker with a bigger exhaust side and an ats compressor will handle close to 400 but that is really pushing it. plus you are looking at about $700 for that. If you got the coin, go with a chip, 38r and some hybrids. that will get you 350 to 500 ish depending on how you have it tuned. probably $4k ish for the turbo,chip,injectors. Call up matt at gearhead. He quoted me a price awhile ago that was REALLY good and I should have taken it when I had the money. Now I am broke
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:31 PM
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I get the immpression its a go big or go home type of situation. I cant justifiy spending the money on a 38r yet, but future plans will call for more boost than what a modded stock turbo can produce/handle.
I can wait to go big and save money by not tweakin my stocker.
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But I have been lookin around at my work and saw some older smallish Semi truck engines, Cat, Detroit, Cummins, and a few dt466's. . Is it possible a turbo from one of them would/could work on my 7.3? Hope thats not a dumb question.

Thanks for your help
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Hybrids are a huge waste of $$$$ UNLESS you have to have over 450HP. Its all about profit margin on hybrids vrs stage 1-2's.

H2e are found on many engines but unless you get one cheap it may not be worth it.

Just because you have a stick doesn't mean you get away cheap..can cost $1k for a good clutch kit to handle 400+HP. But lots cheaper than a BTS.
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Originally Posted by 88kevina View Post
Well I'm kinda new to the diesel world and don't really know what my h.p. goals are. . How much hp. can a 7.3 make and still remain dependable? How far would stage 2 injectors get me? Can injectors ever be rebuilt/upgraded? Like stage 2 rebuilt to stage 3? How does one go about deciding on a hp. goal?
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While fixing my leak, is it recomended to gut my pedistel and the butterfly in my exhaust?
And its a 2000.
Yes the stockers can be rebuild I went with (Diesel Jim) DIY Injectors.com he's a member here and he can either send you the parts and you rebuild and mod them or for an extra charge he will rebuild and mod them.

and just a word of advise if your thinking of Stage II's just go with the
Stage 3 Hybirds wish I would have done that the 1st time around in my truck the Hybirds have so much more potential and require less oil to operate which puts less stress on your HPOP(High Pressure Oil Pump)

As far as the pedistal goes I went with the NON-EBPV Pedistal instead of the hassell of modding the stocker

Hope this helps
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I get the immpression its a go big or go home type of situation. I cant justifiy spending the money on a 38r yet, but future plans will call for more boost than what a modded stock turbo can produce/handle.
I can wait to go big and save money by not tweakin my stocker.
.
But I have been lookin around at my work and saw some older smallish Semi truck engines, Cat, Detroit, Cummins, and a few dt466's. . Is it possible a turbo from one of them would/could work on my 7.3? Hope thats not a dumb question.

Thanks for your help
I can't find the link any more, but there was someone on here who had a van turbo, modded sticks, and some other small mods and made some BIG power. I've tried to search and can't find it...maybe someone can chime in. I think he was running a DP tune but can't remember for sure and I wanna say the numbers were 450HP and 900 or so TQ. SO...search and you might like what you find without having to get retarded. I'm planning on following this path if I can find it again
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