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cheap upgrades for 6.5

65turbo 65turbo
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 02/20/07
02:17 PM

hey guys, i have a 95 chevy 3/4 ton w/ 6.5 TD and i was wondering what are some cheap mods to get a little more power. I already have put straitpipes (no muffler or catylatic converter) and have intake kit.  

silverpeteok silverpeteok
New User | Posts: 22 | Joined: 03/07
Posted: 04/02/07
05:35 PM

i heard that 6.2 heads flow better than the 6.5 ones but you might ask around  
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diezelfreak diezelfreak
New User | Posts: 12 | Joined: 02/09
Posted: 02/05/09
11:39 AM

go to and get a turbo master (replaces vacuum wastgate with mechanical). marine injectors or just nozzles. GM-8 turbo not a cheap mod but good flows better  
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john65td john65td
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 03/11/09
11:20 AM

No don't go to heath diesel the are over priced. check out they have the best tech support and awsome products. I have tons of ssdiesel part on my 6.5 it screams  

fatyak fatyak
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 04/09
Posted: 04/15/09
07:34 PM

heath is overpriced but i just bought the turbo master. works pretty well. keeps the turbo building boost and nobody else offers anything like it  

PaulsGMC PaulsGMC
New User | Posts: 41 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 04/23/09
03:57 AM

Yeah Heath are good but overpriced, i use SSDiesel when im needing bits for my 6.5,
a good cheap single mod for power on a 95 is to replace the stock E-prom chip for the 40 or 80hp one, about $300, #9 resistor for about $10 20hp.  
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Beast1992 Beast1992
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 05/09
Posted: 05/07/09
09:58 PM

some things I am checking out for mine are going with a larger exhost diameter and I want to check out air cleaner modifications, keep in mind more air flow more power!  Also consider a cooling system upgrade to keep from over heating.  Mine has a mechanical injector pump, I understand getting more power out of mine is as simple as a pump adjustment but I believe for yours since it is an electronic injector pump that is not the same.  But check out some of those simple changes before you get into the major stuff