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Old 03-22-2008, 04:12 PM
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Go turbo or No turbo?

Before I swap this 1990 7.3 diesel in my truck, I'd like to know what those who know, or think they know..think!

Will this motor give me the a** plant in the seat that I am looking for when I kick it down with some minor mods and no turbo? Or should I start whistling a happy turbo tune?

The truck is a lifted 4X4 that hardly gets drove over 80 kph/50mph, though has the bad habbit of going off road

What do you think
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:36 PM
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They make a wicked Banks kit for the 7.3's
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:40 PM
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Boost > NA, imo, no matter what application it is
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:58 AM
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The turbo will really wake the old IDI up. With my mods, I was able to outrun my buddy's stock PSD. He modded it and ....... oh well I can still follow him right?
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:20 PM
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go with the banks is the beast one around you will love it
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:45 PM
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i had a 7.3 IDI years ago, ended selling it to a former roommate when i got my 96 7.3 PSD. he and i raced one day, he beat me off the line, once my turbo spooled up, i left him in the dust.

i wish i hadn't gotten rid of it.

i wouldn't worry too much about getting a turbo for it. i think they are as a NA engine.
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:52 PM
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I would go to turbo, you'll be wanting it later if you dont...
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Old 04-25-2008, 07:53 PM
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o and by the way, you cant answer "yes" when you ask "turbo or no turbo"
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:09 PM
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An IDI turbo will not plant you back in your seat, at least the ones I have won't. They just don't feel like a newer truck where the turbo spools up and the truck takes off. But a turbo will definitely be faster than a non-turbo, my Dad's '89 is sloooooow!
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:19 AM
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I donít agree a idi with a banks turbo makes as much hp as some of the newer ps but if you put a turbo on and do some other mods you can go over the 300hp mark or even the 400hp but even then your not going to go 0-60 in 3.5
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