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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-14-2018, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Making power questions 02 7.3

I am brand new to this forum and have several questions. I have an 02 7.3 2wd and am looking to make about 500hp. I have a banks 4"exhaust with power elbow,banks cold air intake, banks quick turbo assembly (1.0 turbine housing, big head wastegate and compressor wheel), boost fooler and sct X4 programmer. I am wanting new injectors from Full Force and they recommended the stage hybrid's 205/30. I am thinking about getting the turbo rebuild kit with larger compressor housing for a 66/88 compressor wheel. Let me know what everybody thinks in order for me to achieve the 500hp goal. Also what torque converter would you recommend without spending a fortune? Thanks in advance.
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Gonna need more than 205/30s for 500hp to the wheels. It is possible maybe to make that at a peak, but it would not be a usable 500. Also, for that goal will want to look at Fuel System upgrades (RR or full fuel system). Also, I believe you would not want a turbo rebuild kit with just bigger wheels, but would want a full turbo upgrade that way the shafts, bearings, etc. are up to the task and will last. The stock gtp38 was not designed to go anywhere near 500 hp.

I am not sure about a specific torque converter, just that you will want a triple disc.

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KC38r 366 - Adrenaline - Irate Fuel System w/ Sump - 4"Exhaust - K&N CAI w/ S&B Filter - FFD Bellowed Up Pipes - AIH Plug - RiffRaff Plenums & Boot Kit
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ó- reserved for dude with big balls and lotsa $$$ 500hp daily driver

340cc hybrids (lots of room to grow - cracked block b4 you max out the output of these sticks)
modded H2E 71/19cm
gen3 HPOP
aeromotive big honkin pump
sump in tank--3/4 line to filters--5/8 to itp reg return
DI headers
3.5 downpipe,
4" exhaust out the back
.030 over bottom end studded and girdled,& balanced
crowers rods
cosmetics head gasket
Swamps tuning
BTS backin it up.
ARP head studs 250-4201
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Now here we go... 160/100 will get you 500 and thatís maxing out the sticks wo no room to grow - find a tuner willing and capable... IIRC

200/200 sticks will get you 550. This is on stock hpop.

Iím running 160/30 with 150hp. It simply kicks ass. Well close to 450 if not some extra. Tears up my tires though

Personally I wouldnít do the above Iím cheap and well versed in what works and what doesnít (at least I think I do but chit Iím a dummy). I would go with (my opinion okay)

200/200 stock fuel stock oil, rebuilt blower w/ ww2, head studs. Better be forged rods. Stg2 slush box with minimum billet input.







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Oh yea, I didn't even notice OP said it was an '02, which means PMRs. Not gonna be pretty at 500 daily hp...

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KC38r 366 - Adrenaline - Irate Fuel System w/ Sump - 4"Exhaust - K&N CAI w/ S&B Filter - FFD Bellowed Up Pipes - AIH Plug - RiffRaff Plenums & Boot Kit
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Awesome guys. Thanks for the input. I have read that the hybrids will get you better power while running stock HPOP and transmission for the most part. I will upgrade the torque converter to start as I do haul a travel trailer. It is about 8k dry weight. I suppose that the 500 hp number is just a number that I have in my head as an attainable goal. I think that if I get the 205/80 or so with an upgraded turbo, I should have a good bit of change in HP numbers. Should be a hell of change from stock. What do you guys think?
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If you want hybrids I think the 205/30s you mentioned are a good idea. Pair them with a kc38r or t4 setup and you'll be set. Plenty of power for most, very fun for a daily driver, and should tow rather well depending on turbo and tuning.

I would be suprised if your tranny will hold the power even with a torque converter upgrade but that's ok. They are rebuildable.

Gonna want a regulated return kit. Might think about head studs, push rods, and valve springs. Ask whoever you buy your injectors from what they recommend for supporting mods.

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No problem with 500 daily stressing pmr. Tuners have gotten a lot more smarts than we would give them credit far. Have all your supporting chit together and have a tuner tune for them #. Is it recommend vs the stock forged? No, it isnít but it can be done if thatís all that you have.


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Gonna want a regulated return kit. Might think about head studs, push rods, and valve springs. Ask whoever you buy your injectors from what they recommend for supporting mods.

Negative on fuel - stock is fine but good to have if you can afford the rest



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I disagree. A regulated return is a good investment even on a stock rig. Add some hybrid injectors that can drop fuel pressure to dangerous levels on the rear cylinders and it becomes a very good investment.

To each his own I guess but if my truck were a super duty it would have a rr kit on it, even with my rather small 160/30s.

https://swampsdiesel.com/products/dr...ed-return-kit/

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Need advice on hpop replacement. I just air tested the hpop on my 2004 F250 Superduty 6.0L Powerstroke and have a bad pump. I have several questions. Anyone familiar with this ?
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