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Old 10-16-2012, 04:27 PM
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Stock Turbo Max Boost?

2000 F-350

Hypertech stage 3 tuner (out dated but works great)
6637 intake
straight piped

Im only making 21 pounds of boost, is this normal for a stock turbo? Is there ways to pound more boost out of it?
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:32 PM
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You need a boost cooler to tell the computer to stop defusing. Also, a better set of tunes will work wonders. I saw 26 with tony wildman tunes.
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The stock turbo will only make about 27psi max. This is further limited to 21psi by the PCM. Get a REAL tuner (or boost fooler if you are cheap) and you can get that last 6psi.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:54 PM
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On a consolation note, the turbo will make more, but you need more fuel. I spooled 34 psi on stage 2s on a stock charger.
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Im thinking about getting a TS 6 position tuner. what would you recomend for tunes? I drive this everyday to work about 75 miles round trip and occiosnly pull a bobcat. also its a 6 speed. so with my hypertech im running about 18 to 20 mpg.
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Ive got PHP tunes. They are good, so is DI.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:37 PM
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Php is good tony wild man is another good one. Beans, gear head ....
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On that note. If I start adding boost and later in the future I get a larger turbo, injectors, ect.... will i need to install head studs? How much abuse can these 7.3's take before a guy should install studs?

Most of the guys I run with are pushin commins and im a diehard ford guy, This is my first stroker and I dont wanna take advice from them..
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The stock turbo will only make about 27psi max. This is further limited to 21psi by the PCM. Get a REAL tuner (or boost fooler if you are cheap) and you can get that last 6psi.
Agreed wit hthis.

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On a consolation note, the turbo will make more, but you need more fuel. I spooled 34 psi on stage 2s on a stock charger.
Agreed with this also.

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Im thinking about getting a TS 6 position tuner. what would you recomend for tunes? I drive this everyday to work about 75 miles round trip and occiosnly pull a bobcat. also its a 6 speed. so with my hypertech im running about 18 to 20 mpg.
Hypertech is junk. Beans or Tony Wildman. Make sure to get a tow-tune.

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On that note. If I start adding boost and later in the future I get a larger turbo, injectors, ect.... will i need to install head studs? How much abuse can these 7.3's take before a guy should install studs?

Most of the guys I run with are pushin commins and im a diehard ford guy, This is my first stroker and I dont wanna take advice from them..
Head studs, 40psi+. Not typically a big deal on these trucks.
And whatever you do, dont listen to the Cummers.
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I'd look at TW, gearhead or beans for tuning. Don't worry about headstuds unless you are pushing some power and see 40psi often. I'm running 250s and I don't have headstuds yet. A good tuner will manage cylinder pressure so you don't have to worry about blowing hgs.
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