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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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powermax and towing?

im wondering what turbo to install since the factory one went out. i was wondering if a powermax would be a good choice i have a 05 f350 drw. bone stock except for a k&n cai and a sct x2 no customs tunes or anything. the only thing i do with the truck is tow a 13k 5th wheel camper. how will lag and egts be? thanks in advance for the help.
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egts will drop greatly and you will see a small power gain and the lag isn't bad.... lots of guys running the powermax on factory trucks.... get some custom tunes and you will love it.... i say ditch the k&n though.... those things are nothing but a dirt sucker

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thank you i can wait to see how it does. the k&n came with the truck what would you recommend for an intake and customs tuning
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thank you i can wait to see how it does. the k&n came with the truck what would you recommend for an intake and customs tuning
i run a visteon replacement box with a paper element air filter on the factory turbo and never had a single issue, setup is 145$ at your local parts store and as far as tuning we have many reputable tuners for 6.0's n this site, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] diesel, [email protected]

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And I have great pricing on PowerMax turbos and intakes as well.


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I have the powermax and just a tune, the lag is noticeable. If you plain to stay stuck I would go stock. Pulling trailers in colorado I have a trubo bark. That what a tuner called it. The higher the elavtion the more it dose it. With a 5-10k trailer at 60-70 it sucks to drive. Stock I can't even pull my trailers at 75. The more fuel I give it the better it is. Egts I didnt see a change. Its a good turbo if you have more fuel.

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I have the powermax and just a tune, the lag is noticeable. If you plain to stay stuck I would go stock. Pulling trailers in colorado I have a trubo bark. That what a tuner called it. The higher the elavtion the more it dose it. With a 5-10k trailer at 60-70 it sucks to drive. Stock I can't even pull my trailers at 75. The more fuel I give it the better it is. Egts I didnt see a change. Its a good turbo if you have more fuel.
have you tried a different tuner?

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I have the powermax and just a tune, the lag is noticeable. If you plain to stay stuck I would go stock. Pulling trailers in colorado I have a trubo bark. That what a tuner called it. The higher the elavtion the more it dose it. With a 5-10k trailer at 60-70 it sucks to drive. Stock I can't even pull my trailers at 75. The more fuel I give it the better it is. Egts I didnt see a change. Its a good turbo if you have more fuel.
You already said it, but keep in mind that elevation plays a HUGE roll.


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Yes, Eric at IDP and quick tricks. Both fo they same thing. And yes, it's elevation. I'm at 4500' and it will be fine with tow tune, at 6500-11000 it gets worse and worse. I think it's the air is so thin that I don't have fuel to keep it on boost.

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twan you got me a lil worried now. i just ordered my powermax thats about all i do with my truck is tow im not looking to put a whole lot of mods to it besides a tuner and a better intake. thats what was driving me nuts was the barking while towing my camper and trying to accelerate with out kickin down a gear. i was told by a couple people that the powermax would be fine for a stock replacement. so should i send it back when it arrives and buy a stocker? 60-70 mph is about all i drive
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