Will a DIY Tymar upgrade cause turbo surge?
I'm suffering from the broken tab on the airbox syndrome and I'm also needing to replace the K&N filter that came on my truck when I bought it. Everything else related to the motor is stock except for the CCV mod. I'm thinking seriously about the DIY Tymar that many have done.
My question is...Will the open air element intake cause turbo surge? Enought to be bad? I'm really not wanting to go down the "once-you-change-this-ya-gotta-change-that-too" road. Meaning, I don't want to have to change my turbo or housing just for trying to keep dirt out of my motor. (And by the way, doesn't an early build 99 already have a Wicked Wheel in it? Thought I read that somewhere.)
I'm just wanting to protect the inside of my motor and have a normal running 7.3. How about a stock paper filter with duct tape around the top of the box? Is that too simple. Suggestions appreciated. Remember, I don't need 400 horsepower just yet.
Early 99 F350 4X4 CC 7.3 Auto. A.R.E. Topper, bed carpet/bench inserts, Rhino grill guard, AIS w/sleeve, Fuel filler mod, GOS headlight harness, 02-04 Headlights, Rancho HD stabilizer, 06 Telescoping/heated mirrors with C-Btr Mirrors, Hella FF1000, Htr Bypass valve, front receiver hitch, Quadzilla XZT gauges, ITP Pre-pump/In-tank mods, Pioneer P5000UB w/XM radio, 4 Infinity Kappa 682.7cf, Fumoto valve, FIAMM Highway blaster horns, SS HPX, IDM mod, DP F5 (Stock,Drive-thru,60T,80E,120,80E-Mountain,1200), Walker BTM, RR, Dieselsite BRV, BTS Tranny (2nd one :-), 31 row tranny cooler, Bilstein shocks, Amsoil bypass oil filter, Stancor HD Glow Plug Relay, billet thermostat housing, front & rear parking cameras, Aux reverse lights, Heated Seats.
Security: CrimeGuard Alarm with remote notification, DIY jimmi-jammers, door cylinder locks and linkage removed, padlocked rear bench seat hinge, PCM, DIY "pitstop" switch.