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Turbo Upgrade

I want to put a new turbo on my truck; either a new compressor wheel and housing or both housings. I would like to keep it near $1000. Can i get some ideas and hints or opinions from past experiences. Thanks.

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just pay the extra dollars and by the Turbonetics or Garrett Ball Bearing turbo, it will be worth the money

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do you have the turbo upgrade? or know someone who has done it? i would like to know how hard it is to install and was it worth the money? how big a difference in horse power, torque, and acceleration, ect, ect?

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I can answer the "how hard to install" question because I just did it last night. I would not call it difficult, just a PIA. Everything is hard to reach. It took me a total of 5 hours but I spent some time cleaning the valley and valve covers and I also replaced the lower pedestal o-rings.
One hint, if you decide to replace it yourself. Soak the exhaust v-clamps on the up pipe and down pipe with PB blaster or like penetrant. It made a world of difference getting them to "pop" off.

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Are you looking to add a chip or tuner in the future? How about bigger injectors. Why do you think you need to upgrade at your current level? Let me know and we can try and suggest some options.

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It all depends on what you are going to do with the truck. As said before is it chipped will it be?

I have the TN replacement and love it. Only reason I did it was the stocker went south. But now I have room for some bigger injectors if I want them. I know for the price I was qouted to rebuild my stocker the TN unit was a no brainer.

And as for replacing it not a problem it does take a little time if you have never done it before. When I did mine I also cleaned all the IC tubes, cooler and did the CCV delete. Cleaned everything I could on the motor to. Also did a Tymar to so if you want to do any other mods it is a good time since the motor is a little cleaner with the turbo off.
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I am actually doing the turbo swap right now with the Garrett BB. The turbo swap isnt bad at all, it was what we found after we got the turbo out. My exhaust up pipes were leaking at the exhaust flanges to the Y Pipe. It was a pain in the arse to get those bolts out of the flanges. If it wouldnt have been for the exhaust leak, i would have had the turbo in and taking the truck out for a joy ride tonight. But i am also doing the intercooler swap for the 6.0L intercooler, so that will be done tomorrow after i do the turbo and the CCv mod. Will let you know how it all goes.

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I have turbo swaps down to an hour...

The Turbonetics from BWD is a great swap as is the GTP-38r...

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thanks everyone for all the input. i do plan on chipping soon, i have to sell a few amps, but i plan on getting the banks six gun and transcommand for the auto tranny. i understand if you put more air in each cylinder, your gonna need more fuel. do you recommend the injector upgrade first? and where would i find the best prices on the turbonetics or the garret ball buster?

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Interior: Autometer Gauges: Pyro, Trans, and Boost///Alpine In-Dash DVD Player///Audiobahn Sound System///Cobra 29 CB.
Exterior: Pro Comp 4" Lift///36" Super Swampers///16" wheels///Dual Hadley Peterbilt Horns///Viair 380c Compressor///Two 3 gallon air tanks///20% Tint///Warn Standard Hubs.

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thanks everyone for all the input. i do plan on chipping soon, i have to sell a few amps, but i plan on getting the banks six gun and transcommand for the auto tranny. i understand if you put more air in each cylinder, your gonna need more fuel. do you recommend the injector upgrade first? and where would i find the best prices on the turbonetics or the garret ball buster?

You dont need injectors for any of the two turbos mentioned, both will run fine on a bone stock truck...

The Turbonetics is from Brian at Black Widow Diesel, should be around $1200...

The Garret BALL BEARING GTP-38r is from many vendors, Elite Diesel, LIPD, DI... many others... Price should be about $1500 + or - a hundred...

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