what are the best upgrades avalible for this engine? I understand that there not powerhouse's but I want to get more grunt out of this old girl, but dont have the cash for a turbo, what else is going to give me the most amount of power? I do plan on daily driving the truck and mud bogging it to.
Re-gearing will give you better acceleration, but no one thing or group of things will give you an increase anywhere near a turbo. Most modifications will net very little without the turbo to get more AIR into the motor.
1997 Ford F350 SRW 7.3L PSD
1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L 5 speed
1966 Mustang 200 I6, auto, 4 wheel disk, power brake retrofit, Corvette master.
Former vehicles, 1994 E350 7.3L IDI, 1985 International 1654 rollback, 6.9L IDI, (2) 1994 Ford E350 7.3L IDI, 1985 Ford F350 DRW 6.9L IDI, 1985 Ford F350 wrecker 6.9L IDI.
*dual ASE Master Certified, Automotive, Medium & Heavy trucks*
Owner / operator, Patriot Automotive, N Ridgeville OH
just fyi, these trucks are heavy, i also mudrace mine. they will sink to the bottom QUICK! i wheel mine alot also, does great on the trails. i have been to tellico, and the badlands with it. next week we are headin to haspin acres. gona be fun.
for trails and rocks, the motor is perfect stock. bump the idle up to 900 rpm and idle over everything. pisses off the other guys in my club.
I see you got my link 4x4forlife! As cowkiller said, they're front end heavy, but not impossible in the mud. I've had a blast around Michigan in mine. Performance is the old standard, more air and fuel in, more air out.
'84 F250 6.9 w/ 20 k on complete drivetrain rebuild, 33 TSL's. Spray Painted Ford Tractor Blue, Custom Exhaust
I have an 86 F-350. Where can I go to find turbos and other performance upgrades for my 6.9? I have been looking all over the place, but all I can find is mid-90's and up powerstroke upgrades. Nothing for my little old 6.9. I'd appreciate any help you can give me.