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Old 01-07-2009, 04:00 AM
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Which wastegate actuator is better for the 7.3?

Ok i have been searching around and have been reading info on different companys that make aftermarket wastegate actuators, and i think i found the one i like the most... The Banks Big Head, but idk if its the best or if it will work well on my 7.3?
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:29 AM
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Re: Which wastegate actuator is better for the 7.3?

The Banks works fine, but it's probably the most expensive one out there that fits the stock turbo.

Turbomaster makes one that's cheaper, but works every bit as good as the Banks. The difference is that it's a little tougher to install, but infinitely easier to adjust once it's bolted up.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:10 PM
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Re: Which wastegate actuator is better for the 7.3?

I like the turbomaster wastegate actuator from Dieselsite. You only have to fight it once to install it, then adjustment is so much easier than with the stock or Banks type actuators.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:24 PM
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Re: Which wastegate actuator is better for the 7.3?

What they said! I LOVE MY TURBOMASTER!!!
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:54 PM
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Turbomaster for sure!
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:12 PM
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Re: Which wastegate actuator is better for the 7.3?

turbomaster here too!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:03 PM
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Re: Which wastegate actuator is better for the 7.3?

I found the turbomaster to be one of the best mods that I have added.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:58 PM
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TurboMaster worked well for me!
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Old 01-10-2009, 03:45 AM
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Yep, notch up another one for the TM from me also
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:32 AM
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Re: Which wastegate actuator is better for the 7.3?

Am I missing something here I am running a stock WG and I have no problem hitting 27+psi of boost. Then my SES light comes on. I dont have a boost fooler.
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