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Posted: 11/28/19 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would not add a turbo as a stand alone mod. The exhaust manifold on the V-10 is iffy to begin with, adding more fuel males it hotter and will likely cause exhaust manifold studs, particularly the rear ones to fail quicker . Add a turbo to a Banks header system, lots of money but would have a better chance of success.


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Or upgrade to a diesel. They have a turbo and inter-cooler already.

I agree that adding a turbocharger without other modifications is going add heat to your engine which is one of the main reason engines fail.

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I was considering the Banks system. I see the 5 star tuner is illegal in the People's Republic of California. Just as a matter of discussion, if the 5 star tuner is installed, could it be removed for the smog testing and would it not permanently cause a smog test failure or would it revert to factory tune?


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Gonzo, my 5-star tuner backs up the original factory tune and will allow me to revert back to it whenever I want. I can then put the 5-star tune back in at a later date. Here in the Land of Taxation, I can pass the emissions test with the 5-start in place. BIL runs a truck shop with an emission lane so we tried it just to see.


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A turbo V10 installed on a F53 is going to be a pretty rare item. I can't recall a kit type bolt on set up even for a F series truck let alone a F53. I'm sure it can be done but the cost will be high and the return low unless you're driving 10K+ miles a year in the Rocky Mountains.


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Posted: 12/01/19 09:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just want more power? Or some other drivability issues?


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Maybe you could do to your V10 like I did to my 460 Bounder. Add a stroker crank, RV cam, raise the compression ratio, Banks exhaust & a tuner. Never too much HP...................

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Rich, where are you finding these parts? Then there is the balance problem.


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He turned a 460" into a 528"
68 Cu inch gain, almost 15% displacement increase

Parts for the 460" are readily available, if you have the $$

I think the v10 is a more complicated engine
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RLS7201 wrote:

Maybe you could do to your V10 like I did to my 460 Bounder. Add a stroker crank, RV cam, raise the compression ratio, Banks exhaust & a tuner. Never too much HP...................

Richard


The only thing I know of that is available are cams........and they cost around $1000! A crank would be custom. Performance Pistons and rods from a 5.4 are a direct fit. No aftermarket heads available, and again head work would be pricey and not worth it for the minimal gains they would give!


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