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Old 06-06-2012, 02:21 PM
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HELP!!! 1989 7.3 IDI NEED MORE HORSEPOWER

I have 89 7.3 it runs great and I love the truck but im a guy therefore I need more power! I have the fuel cranked up to 11, a banks wastegated turbo, and a holley fuel pump, what else can I do? thanks for any help
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:28 PM
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Cam, more fuel, more boost, intercooler, properly timed, head studs, how deep you want to go? Why do you need more power?
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Since you already have a turbo set up I would say get a bigger turbo and up the psi but the motor can only handle so much
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well need and want are a fine line I guess itd be more need, I used to have a plug and play truck but I always wanted an old diesel now I got one and im trying to build it up to where my other one was, what would be the most bang for the $$$?
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Head studs, cam, fuel on stock system maxed, intercooler and wastegate plugged you should be over 200 wheel horse easy. If you want to go deep and spend more then you can get much more power..........what's your budget
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well right now not a whole lot, just bought 35" swampers and a new clutch and transmission for it, all the stuff you just posted how much would that run?
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Best thing you can do then is re gear it. Bigger tires and stock gears aren't best for power. Prices vary, expect 300-600 for studs, 300+ for cam and springs, 150+ for intercooler, plug wastegate free, max fuel, free. Just make sure you have appropriate gauges for it.....can get hot quick
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what size gears are you running with your bigger tires?
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An injection pump upgrade is another upgrade to add to what 91dirty said. They are a lil bit more but are well worth it...
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what size gears are you running with your bigger tires?
When I had my lift on and 38.5s on I had 410s....and getting of the starting line was rough.
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I have 89 7.3 it runs great and I love the truck but im a guy therefore I need more power! I have the fuel cranked up to 11, a banks wastegated turbo, and a holley fuel pump, what else can I do? thanks for any help
Powerstroke and up the rear gears.
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Powerstroke and up the rear gears.
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There are some threads on hear of some guys building 7.3 for drag track, I suggest you do a search.
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That would be 91dirty...
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Best of both worlds... 12v

Right now i would guestimate im around 200whp, and "satisfied" with it, for what it is. Big problem is fueling, take a look around and you will find that is a nut were currently cracking, tough nut though it is.

Easy stuff. Get a turbo pump, or turbo cal. max fuel on it. Set of stage 1 injectors, studs, wastegate to 15-20, 7.3 intercooler.

Not as easy: cam, different turbo, more expensive IP, mill pistons

Look up RacinNdrummin's and NMB2's builds and decide what you want to do.
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