2013 King Ranch Ford F-350 Turbo Swap - Feed The Beast!
The 6.7L Power Stroke’s 600hp Recipe
Each time a new diesel engine debuts, it brings with it the latest technological advancements available, which -- in the aftermarket -- means greater horsepower potential than the engine it replaced. Needless to say, Ford fans had high hopes for the new 6.7L Power Stroke when it was unveiled back in 2010. Unfortunately, once the first tuning options were released, news surfaced that the Bosch CP4.2 couldn’t supply enough fuel volume for 500 hp, and the factory single-sequential turbo was out of fuel well before 3,000 rpm. Down on power was an understatement when compared to how the 6.7L’s predecessor (the 6.4L) performed with a simple programming change.
Looking to try something different, the horsepower junkies at Maryland Performance Diesel ditched the restrictive factory turbo on their ’13 King Ranch F-350 in favor of a fixed-geometry, 63mm S300 intended for a 5.9L common-rail Cummins. In-house fabrication included mounting the higher-flowing, T4-flanged turbo using a Duramax-based pedestal, building a set of stainless steel exhaust manifolds and up-pipes, and making new intercooler tubes out of aluminum. It should come as no surprise that the guys at MPD now offer this as an all-inclusive kit for ’11 to ’13 Ford owners.
To help the factory CP4.2 keep up with fuel demand, a dual CP3 kit from H&S Motorsports was added, and tuning was perfected using H&S’ MCC software. On the street, the S363 and added fueling leads to a very responsive truck that sees 40 to 45 psi of boost at full tilt. On the job, it serves on heavy tow duty as needed and has yet to crest 1,150 degrees on the pyrometer. On the dyno, it laid down 607 hp and 1,225 lb-ft of torque. Not bad for a brand-new Super Duty that’s still sporting the factory lift pump, injectors, water-to-air intercooler, and untouched long-block!
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