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post #1 of 4 Old 12-06-2012, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Should I do this?

Looking to do some upgrades to my truck. Plan to start with the bellowed up-pipes, new waste-gate, and FRx. While I have the turbo off to replace the up-pipes and waste-gate, I am most likely going to change the pedestal to a non-EBPV. I don't have designs on putting bigger injectors in the truck, so should I just stick with the stock turbo? Will an upgraded turbo really get me anything if I don't upgrade the injectors and get tunes? If I upgrade, I want to do all this at one time while I have the truck apart. I usually never pull more than 6,000 pounds. Just wondering if I should just put the 38R on while it is apart. Of course that drives the price up.

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Performance wise the bottleneck will still be fuel. The 38R spools a little better and helps with EGTs. Other than that you won't see much gain. Is there some reason you are replacing the waste-gate? The best bang for the buck would be some good tunes. If you really don't want to do injectors I personally don't think upgrading the turbo is going to net you ~$1400 worth of gain.


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The stock turbo is fine for stock injectors. If your not putting in the supporting mods, don't waste the money on a turbo.

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Thanks for that. I appreciate the responses.

2002 F250 CC SB 4x4 7.3L
165K Miles
CCV Mod
Fluidampr
PHP Hydra
RiffRaff FRx
AFE Stage 2
Wicked Wheel 2
Adrenaline HPOP
Evans NPG Coolant
Aeroforce Interceptor
Mishimoto Intercooler
6.0 Transmission Cooler
Red Head Steering Gear
4" Turbo Back Magnaflow
International Bellowed Up-Pipes
Dieselsite Legendary Transmission

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