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Old 03-11-2019, 09:48 PM
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Hi all, I am new here but I was just looking around and was wondering if I could get a little assistance with some decisions Iíve been thinking over.

It is to my understanding that the stock turbo on these trucks is rather weak and I would like to upgrade it.

I was wondering what my options would be, well what the best option would be. Iíd still like to retain drive ability and I donít need an extreme amount of power. Iíd like to have more power than what I currently have and more reliability. The thought that the turbo could explode and ruin my engine isnít something I want to worry about forever. Iíve looked into getting a stock 15 turbo but Iím not entirely sure about all of the components or The process required to make this happen.

So I guess my questions are ...
Which turbo should I buy ?
Will I need anything else?

Would I be able to sell my stock turbo on Craigslist or something afterwards in order so save some cash?

Also, was considering a lift pump or fuel separator but I donít really know much about these either ... any help is much appreciated.

The truck is a 2012 F350
H&S mini max tuner
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Straight pipe
Cp4 disaster prevention kit


I will be adding an external oil filtration kit from amsoil along with a coolant filter kit in the near future. The truck is only 65,000 miles so Iím really looking to get a long life out of this thing.

Any help is very much appreciated. Thank you all
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:52 PM
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Easiest would be the 15+ turbo. If you want to spend a little more Midwest and AP sell bigger vgt turbos that respond well with the 11-14 hpfp and even better with the 15+ hpfp. Also lift pumps arenít necessary due to the factory low pressure system that can support ~700hp
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:04 PM
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Hmm ... would I need to buy just a 15 turbo or the turbo and some sort of kit or anything else? About how much should it cost me? And any guesses on how many hours it would take for them to do this at a shop?

I was thinking about the fuel separator because Iíve read that it would increase longevity of the injectors. Is this accurate?
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:09 PM
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http://www.absoluteperformanceco.com...&product_id=65
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:17 PM
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Ok so custom tuning will probably be best then too? Can my mini max have custom tunes added onto it? Sorry for all the questions .. I’m not so experienced with this stuff just yet.

And is it a real concern that the stock turbo explodes and destroys my engine or is that just blown out of proportion?
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:22 PM
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My understanding is that the only way the turbo can wreck the engine is if the intake side comes apart and gets sucked into the engine. My buddy lost the entire exhaust wheel off his 12 and it was fine
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:33 PM
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Ok and if I were willing to spend a little more money on this project in order to gain some more power, what turbo kit would be best for that?
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:50 AM
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no need for a lift pump. factory filtration is fine.

disaster prevention kit is snake oil-skip it. If your hpfp goes, you are replacing the fuel system regardless. They are not a common failure from general wear and tear, they fail when fuel is contaminated. Be careful what does in the tank and it will last a long time.

Get custom tunes for your mini maxx from Chris at Truck Source Diesel. He will also sell you the unlock code required to load them.

Get a No Limit stage 1 intake.

As far as turbos go, most of the failures you read about are from years ago. They were mostly caused by overspeeding due to poor tuning., or in chassis cabs from working heavy. Weak yes, disasterous-not so much. If you want a modest bump in power and great drivability and reliability, i would do a 2017+ turbo retrofit. Everything is drop in and proven to work. If you arent planning on going for over 600HP i dont see the need to get a modified charger.

A great upgrade at the same time as the turbo swap (because you will be right there anyway) is to swap your hpfp out for a 2015+ model. It is also direct drop in. With good custom tunes, and the 2017 turbo, you will sit right at 580hp with OEM reliability and it will drive like a stock truck just with more power. Very very nice.
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:05 PM
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Ok sounds pretty decent. Turbo being $2900 plus co4.2 at around 1100$ then custom tuning being $500 ( called today ).

Any thoughts on how many hours this would be for a good diesel shop?

The truck came with a s&b cold air intake ... would this work?
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:00 PM
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Ok sounds pretty decent. Turbo being $2900 plus co4.2 at around 1100$ then custom tuning being $500 ( called today ).

Any thoughts on how many hours this would be for a good diesel shop?

The truck came with a s&b cold air intake ... would this work?
Yes the s&b will work.

While it's not entirely necessary, I prefer to pull the cab to do this work. Usually takes me less than two full days from pulling into the shop to the test drive.

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