I have a 97 7.3 Powerstroke in an F350 and have a few questions. Is this the factory turbo? If so, what is the stock boost it puts out? Is that adjustable? My other question is that do you feel the boost come on in these trucks because I don't? I feel it in my GN big time and in my buddies Duramax. Is anyone familiar with BD Performance vaccum brakes? I have one on the truck but doesn't seem to do anything when I flip the switch, except turn off the cruise control if it is on. Lastly, when I tow with the crusie on in OD, the trans kicks down a lot on very small inclines, is that normal? A lot of question from a Newb, just trying to understand. Thanks for your information and guidance.
Post moved. Didn't see that, thanks. I am such a newb. Last time I went to the track, I didn't use cruise and it didn't kick down near as much. What are the options to get better MPG and performance? I don't want a race truck, just a good tow vehicle. Truck seems like it can pull a house as the trailer does not affect acceleration at all. The entire exhaust seems to be factory too. Any gains there?
If it were my truck I would ditch that exhaust brake, I would that do a 3" dp then 4" straight pipe after that.
For performance you can go whereever your budget allows, I would first do the exhaust and do a set of gauges for boost, pyro(exhaust temp) and a trans temp gauge if you have an auto.
After that you could do a chip, intercooler then add in injectors, e-fuel and a better turbo and be around 400hp.
I am thinking about getting rid of the exhaust brake since it doesn't appear to work anyways. A boost guage and trans temp guage are in my future as I am very used to seeing that information, drives me nuts they didn't put one in from the factory. I know DP's and exhaust can provide a lot for a turbo vehicle so that is what I will look into. What is a good quality SS exhaust for these trucks? What is e-fuel?