More power 7.3

1wonton

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My '89 non-turbo 7.3 idi just doesn't have enough pull to haul my loaded gooseneck; what's best; add a turbo (which brand) or replace the engine with a later model? Do the newer engines have more hp than the old 7.3? I really like the 7.3.
 

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If it's automatic, change to a manual.

Axle ratio makes a difference.

You can turn up the injection pump, but things can get toasty, so a pyrometer should be part of that mod.

If you can score the turbo and jewelry off a tired or scattered IDI for a few hundred bucks... then I'd say go for it.
 

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Why are you in the stroke forum?
Yer gunna get full on fanboi ;) response.
Might get some fummins answers also.

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Gears, gear/ splitters turbos, pick some.
And iffn yer inna blue state lookup smog issues with old titles...
 

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My '89 non-turbo 7.3 idi just doesn't have enough pull to haul my loaded gooseneck; what's best; add a turbo (which brand) or replace the engine with a later model? Do the newer engines have more hp than the old 7.3? I really like the 7.3.
What does your "loaded goosneck" weigh?
 
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