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Wanting to put a turbo on my 85 350

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Nathan Schendel, May 14, 2019.

  1. Nathan Schendel

    Nathan Schendel Registered User

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    So I have an 85 Ford 350 6.9 ambulance with 60,000 miles on it! It drives amazing down the highway until I hit a steep hill then I bog down hard.. looking to get more hp and torque out of her would you guys recommend a turbo if so what all should I consider before I put on one? If anyone has any other ideas to increase my ho and torque I am totally open to suggestions!!
     
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    Head studs are almost a requirement for turboing a 6.9. Of course that will require pulling the engine since it's a van on the front end. You'll also need a turbo kit for a van. They are different than one for a truck. Please don't let me discourage you from doing this, I'm just giving you a couple of need-to-know tips.
     
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