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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 04-04-2011, 03:12 PM
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Posted By ajgoldsmith
Thanks Fordhorse, and all the others - really...

Thanks Fordhorse, and all the others - really appreciate your help
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 04-03-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By ajgoldsmith
Thanks all, this info really helped me decide how...

Thanks all, this info really helped me decide how to proceed.

I mentioned earlier that my IP is fairly new, so my next steps are to replace injectors and get it timed and aligned at a pro shop. ...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-20-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,997
Posted By ajgoldsmith
OK fellas, will do. Thanks for all your advice. ...

OK fellas, will do. Thanks for all your advice.

I took it out for a drive today with the 5000# trailer only, ran good. Pretty much what I wrote earlier from memory - 800 +/- EGT, 5-10 boost...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By ajgoldsmith
Thanks guys, that's what I'll do. injectors,...

Thanks guys, that's what I'll do. injectors, wastegate, tuneup, maybe cut out the muffler. Then see where I'm at.

I'm still curious though if I go with a different turbo, I may be able to add...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-20-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,997
Posted By ajgoldsmith
Thanks all, really appreciate it. I put a...

Thanks all, really appreciate it.

I put a new IP on the year before last, but have never replaced injectors. I have it turned up 2-3 flats (until it would black smoke on hard throttle unloaded)....
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 03-19-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,997
Posted By ajgoldsmith
Increasing tow capacity on 7.3 IDI Turbo

I have a 94 IDI turbo drw. I need to add power to increase my tow capacity / gcvw. I regularly tow 7500# and it struggles on hills which I'd like to help and and ideally I'd like to also add a...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-19-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By ajgoldsmith
Good luck with it - if you have Qs, just post...

Good luck with it - if you have Qs, just post I'll help if I can.

I think I did to make it easier was replace the nut/bolt hardware that bolts the air springs to the leaf springs. They come with...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 10-18-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By ajgoldsmith
They bolt right up, I had to drill mounting holes...

They bolt right up, I had to drill mounting holes per the instructions.
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-03-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,568
Posted By ajgoldsmith
There's a lot of information on the web about...

There's a lot of information on the web about high pressure areas that can feed an intake - here's one article that's pretty interesting and a good way to test.

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Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 09-01-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,568
Posted By ajgoldsmith
I've been thinking of adding some kind of cold...

I've been thinking of adding some kind of cold air feed and cowl looks a good location - a lot easier to cut in than ram air, although less pressure. I'm wondering if anyone has tested whether...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-29-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 976
Posted By ajgoldsmith
I had similar experience when I first started...

I had similar experience when I first started towing with mine 3-4 years ago. Over time I've replaced the pads, booster and master which helped with my smaller car trailer, and now with heavier...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-23-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By ajgoldsmith
Thanks, yea I have one. I may need to adjust it...

Thanks, yea I have one. I may need to adjust it differently in combination with the air springs. Also thinking I might need to load the trailer differently for ideal tongue weight. For the money...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-23-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By ajgoldsmith
Yea, you kind of described there in your second...

Yea, you kind of described there in your second sentence. When unloaded I have no issues and the truck acts like it should with weight shift to the front under braking - it doesn't nose dive, the...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-23-2010, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By ajgoldsmith
Just closing the loop to help others. I...

Just closing the loop to help others. I installed my Firestone Ride-Rite 2071 air springs this weekend on my 94 did turbo drw. The installation was very straightforward, and I'm looking forward to...
Forum: Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 08-17-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By ajgoldsmith
Think I've answered my own question. Read the...

Think I've answered my own question. Read the install manual for both kits and went out with my flashlight and measured the frame to tire gap. It looks like 2071 is the correct kit.
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