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post #1 of 15 Old 01-29-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Turbo and other upgrades???

Got some questions.

I have '01 7.3L that I want to do some upgrades to. I am currently in Afghanistan so I have lots of time to dream about my truck. I don't want to turn it into some massive money pit of a race truck or anything. Just give more power all around and want to do it right. I want a new turbo, intercooler (with all the new tubes), exhaust, and probably a PD F6 tuner with some stage one injectors. The problem is I don't know what I am missing and whose stuff I should use. Been thinking of a Banks PowerPack system but I hear allot of bad things about Banks.

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Casserly Stage 1's
Terminator HPOP
GTP38R Turbo
Stock intercooler will be fine
Custom tunes your choice (PHP;TDP, Tony Wildman; BDP, beans) just to name a few

then your gonna need some trans mods to support that power and gauges/intake/exhaust

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Thanks. I have already put a some change in the tranny. About 4k. should be about as tough as I need. I also put a Class II billet torque converter in it and am running the Mobile one full synthetic to go along with the rest of the work. Figured I would fix that weak link before I even started with the engine.

I understand why the Banks tuners are far from the best, but why is the rest of their parts so frowned on? I like the idea of buying a bunch of parts that are made to work together. And does anyone have thoughts on their Turbos?

I really honestly appreciate it guys!
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a lot of the banks parts can only be used with other banks parts like there exhaust power elbow can only be used with there exhaust, and a lot of it is just bling not really giving you any good hp for the money.
I would recommend
a 5in or 4in mbrp exhaust
a t-4 style turbo of your choice with appropriate up pipes
intercooler kind of a waste but get a 6.0 intercooler if you just want it.
stage one seems like a waste when you can get stage 2 for similar price I would go with rosewood but there are many other companies that make good injectors.
17position php hydra chip (if you go with stage 2's this will give you many more power levels to choose from and update able via usb port)
a t500 hpop is never a bad idea or splurge for a srp1.1
and gauges

just my opinions but you will get more for your money in my opinion that way and will probably end up spending less.

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Thank you! That is the stuff I'm looking for. I have been looking at the Garrett 38R for my turbo, is this within the scope of what you think I should need.. I have always like Garrett Turbos. I am having a hard time finding up pipes though...
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There are many routes you can go to get what you want.

As far as the turbo goes... The GTP38R is a drop in turbo that will works great. If you are looking to expand your options, you can get a T4 style turbo and setup.

There really is no need to get a different intercooler. The stock one works just fine.

Any 4" exhaust system will work great for you. We carry Diamond Eye and MBRP.

As for injectors... We carry Full Force injectors and we have a lot of happy customers running them. You can go with stage 1's or stage 2's to get where you want. Stage 2's will open the doors for more power later if you want it.

We have a few different options for tuning. You can get a chip(F5 or F6), or you can get one of our Infinity programmers. The Infinity will do all you need and more. It will tune, monitor, datalog, read/clear DTC's, play media, test(buzz, cylinder contribution, glow plug, KOEO/KOER), and more. You can check out all of our options HERE.

We can get you setup with a package deal including all of the products you listed too if you want.

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Thank you! That is the stuff I'm looking for. I have been looking at the Garrett 38R for my turbo, is this within the scope of what you think I should need.. I have always like Garrett Turbos. I am having a hard time finding up pipes though...
38r would be fine choice it uses stock up pipes or bellowed I assume your having a hard time finding bellowed ones?

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Yeah, I was talking about bellowed pipes, which I found on the dp website... I think that this DP site is going to be the worst thing that has ever happened to my bank account....

I really do appreciate the advice and hope I don't annoy anyone but I will pick as many brains as I can.

With these mods would I need new head studs?
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Head studs are a good preventive measure I would personally get a set but probably not required if your not going to beat on it.

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I would imagine that installing those is quite the undertaking...
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