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Old 06-02-2012, 01:37 AM
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Would like to install a turbo on a 5.4

Hi everyone, i have a 2004 F150 with the 5.4 and i'm looking into installing a turbo and trying to gather some information from some people who know these engines and info about turbos.

i'm not trying to go too crazy at all with mods i dont want to install new pistons or rods

how much boost can these engines handle stock? like i said i'm not looking for
much just a little extra pick up.
Will i have to change the injectors still even going with minimum boost?

also does the turbo need to be installed on the exhaust manifold or could it be installed farther back on the exhaust system?

any help would be great...
also please dont send me looking for another thread that might have my answers
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:13 PM
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Although you said you don't want to go searching for answers that's all I'm going to say to do. There are like 20 threads just like this and in the end a turbo build is not worth it. Buy a whipple and run 10 psi and be done. Hope you have $5-$7000 you are willing to spend. This is cheaper and easier then building a custom turbo setup. There are tons of threads on superchargers again, search...
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:43 PM
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Hi everyone, i have a 2004 F150 with the 5.4 and i'm looking into installing a turbo and trying to gather some information from some people who know these engines and info about turbos.

i'm not trying to go too crazy at all with mods i dont want to install new pistons or rods

how much boost can these engines handle stock? like i said i'm not looking for
much just a little extra pick up.
Will i have to change the injectors still even going with minimum boost?

also does the turbo need to be installed on the exhaust manifold or could it be installed farther back on the exhaust system?

any help would be great...
also please dont send me looking for another thread that might have my answers
Welcome!

In reference to the above, may I ask why?

Yer expecting others to do that work for you? Or worse, type in the same answers they typed in already - in some cases more than once?

You DO realize what that connotes?

For you, we present this:

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IRONS1N nailed it. You really want an S/C not a turbo ...

What about a nice, inexpensive Roushcharger with or without an I/C? Lots of good deals on these.

OR - perhaps all you really need is a custom flash programmer, a gearing change and a full LT/high-flow/x-pipe/ exhaust system...

BTW - how many miles on the truck? If yer up there, it may actually be hazardous to boost it....

Good luck!

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Old 06-02-2012, 03:42 PM
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I got a whipple for sale if interested on a supercharger.
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Welcome!

In reference to the above, may I ask why?

Yer expecting others to do that work for you? Or worse, type in the same answers they typed in already - in some cases more than once?

You DO realize what that connotes?

For you, we present this:

Click the image to open in full size.

[j/k]

IRONS1N nailed it. You really want an S/C not a turbo ...

What about a nice, inexpensive Roushcharger with or without an I/C? Lots of good deals on these.

OR - perhaps all you really need is a custom flash programmer, a gearing change and a full LT/high-flow/x-pipe/ exhaust system...

BTW - how many miles on the truck? If yer up there, it may actually be hazardous to boost it....

Good luck!


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got to love the search feature
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:08 AM
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like i said before i am trying to gather information for MY OWN project, when and if i start encountering problems i will "search the forum" for something in-particular, but being i only asked the questions

1. How much boost can these engines handle stock
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2. will i still need to change the injectors

it seams to make more sense to ask don't you think? after all that's what the forums are here for. why browse through dozens of information that may not be exactly pertaining to my particular situation or questions hence the Post "New Thread" Button that started this thread
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1. about 12 psi to be safe.

2. yes, 42# injectors
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all of the information you require has been discussed hundreds of times in other threads, we get at least 3 of these threads, per week, from new guys who neglect the search feature, so yeah it gets old of new people coming in demanding we find information for them......
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:48 AM
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1. about 12 psi to be safe.

2. yes, 42# injectors
str8t six, Thank you for the information

Faster150, sorry but posting IS only an OPTION
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:13 AM
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Can't we all just get along?
Here is an option I would consider. http://ststurbo.com/
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:31 PM
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12 PSI is NOT always safe!
I blew the head gaskets on my first motor with 10 PSI!
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Old 06-03-2012, 12:58 PM
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12 PSI is NOT always safe!
I blew the head gaskets on my first motor with 10 PSI!
thats why i run 8


people have run 15psi with a stock motor, its all in the tune!
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-18psi is safe with 80lb injectors and twin 340lph pump on 1/8 fuel line. go with 4 T25 turbos, should be sufficient
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contact these guys>>> http://www.turbohorsepower.com/index.html

they might be able to get you going in the right direction....
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