Turbo upgrade HELP - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 09-07-2012, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Unhappy Turbo upgrade HELP

I don't know much about all these different turbos out there and what they do. I was just told by my mechanic that my turbo bearing is crapping out. I wanted to go with a bigger turbo but don't know which would be the best for me.
I have a 06 with EGR delete, cold air intake, 4" straight pipe, and stock injectors. I don't have a tuner but plan on getting a innovative tune. I don't pull nothing but my 21' boat.
Should i go with a pmax stage 1 or 2, or is there a better turbo out there?
I would like more MPGs and power of course. Please give me your input on what you know is a better turbo
jakejmnz is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 09-07-2012, 08:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Easton, CT
Posts: 670
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What you need to do is give adrian a call Mad Turbo Werks! I would guess you would be very happy with a MTW stage 1!! You wont find a better turbo or better customer service.
mikeproc is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-07-2012, 08:31 PM
Premium Member

nordstrom's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1,764
Thanks: 6
Thanked 25 Times in 22 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Check out madturbowerks.com call and talk to Adrian he knows just about all there is to know about pros and cons of different turbos and wont sell you something you dont need. My stage one will be here this week it is actually his least expensive one and all that i needed according to him. Very honest and informative guy spent an hour on the phone with me giving me an education at 11:00pm

2006 F350, Holders Ported Intake, ARP Studs, Factory Turbo w/MTW Billet Wheel, Edge Insight, Atlas 40 FICM Tune, Stock Sticks, BPD Ficm 53V, BPD EGR Cooler, BPD Remote Oil Cooler W/ cold weather pkg, BPD Water Pump, Blue Spring Upgrade, S&B Cold Air Intake, CCV Relocate, 64K miles and counting

Last edited by nordstrom; 09-07-2012 at 08:36 PM.
nordstrom is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 09-08-2012, 03:23 AM

HeavyAssault's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middle VA
Posts: 4,945
Thanks: 26
Thanked 98 Times in 87 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Powermax without tuning isn't the best choice but is a brand new turbo. MTW needs tuning as well and is a rebuilt core. Last I recall MTW has changed direction no longer are they made off LLY or LBZ turbos.

Adding MPGs is difficult enough for these trucks. I recommend PHP FICM tuning and synthetic oil for better MPGs.

Officially The Biggest Midget In The Game
(In support of Zmann's request)

HeavyAssault is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 09-08-2012, 03:35 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
dieselburner21's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 1,119
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I vote for the hybrid, room to grow plus I think after the vgt relearn it would run pretty good with the stock tune


2010 FORD F250 LARIAT CCSB 6.4
-H&S Mini Maxx / Edge Insight CTS / 4" Flo Pro Dump / 20" Fuel Hostages / 33" Toyo AT's / Airdog II 4G


dieselburner21 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 09-08-2012, 07:32 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,239
Thanks: 12
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the powermax with a batmo is a nice replacement turbo if your staying with stock injectors or 155s

2003 F350 6.0L KR CCLB DRW 4x4 auto - bone stock
Edge insight, EAS EGT, turbo timer
Strategys, DAX0-1;TEC0-7
Ford Pilot injection

2005 F250 6.0L XLT CCLB 4x4 auto
Strategys, UPV1;URV0;CYH0-7
PowerMax-KTS 11 blade SP Billet
ARP studs, BPD EGR cooler, 04 uppipe
Banks intercooler system, Airaid Dropin
4" turbo back Magnaflow exhaust w/4" DP
Edge insight, EAS EGT, turbo timer
SCT 3015
ID custom tunes
ID Pilot-Injection
ID FICM tune
U235a4 is offline  

pmax , turbo

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome