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Turbo off a 3208 cat motor?

Could you use one on a 7.3? As an up grade for a turbo? It's the 251 HP 3208 motor..

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Re: Turbo off a 3208 cat motor?

Anything can be done with enough custom fab work

Would i do it? No. How many guys do you know making 450, 500, or more HP on a turbo of a 3208 cat?

Yeah it'd be a cool project i couldnt see it justifying the work it would take rahter than just having a turbo that has a proven track record, 38r, 42r, H2e, Etc...

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Anything can be done with enough custom fab work

Would i do it? No. How many guys do you know making 450, 500, or more HP on a turbo of a 3208 cat?

Yeah it'd be a cool project i couldnt see it justifying the work it would take rahter than just having a turbo that has a proven track record, 38r, 42r, H2e, Etc...
I have tried a few things out of the norm with good results.

I am not familiar with the charger used on a 3208. Give us a part # or some specs.

FWIW mine is designed for a 12.1L volvo engine and it works great.

Out of those listed above, the only one designed for a 7.3 (or a v-8 for that matter) is the 38r.
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I have tried a few things out of the norm with good results.

I am not familiar with the charger used on a 3208. Give us a part # or some specs.

FWIW mine is designed for a 12.1L volvo engine and it works great.

Out of those listed above, the only one designed for a 7.3 (or a v-8 for that matter) is the 38r.
I wasnt saying it couldnt be done and if it was done it wouldnt be reliable. It'd be bad ass i think, to say my turbo came of a bulldozer or something similiar and make 400ish HP.

Just saying you see quite a few threads over things like this but thats about as far as they go, Just asking if it can be done.

Name 5 people that have custom custom setups like the OP is trying to acheive

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Re: Turbo off a 3208 cat motor?

The QSSB, GQSSB, and KASB we sell here at WOP were all designed for use on the 7.3L
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I wasnt saying it couldnt be done and if it was done it wouldnt be reliable. It'd be bad ass i think, to say my turbo came of a bulldozer or something similiar and make 400ish HP.

Just saying you see quite a few threads over things like this but thats about as far as they go, Just asking if it can be done.

Name 5 people that have custom custom setups like the OP is trying to acheive
If it was not for Hypermax there would be no H2E on a 7.3...they were old turbos that were found to work well with it.

Same goes for the WOP stuff stated above, they took an existing charger (not designed for a 7.3) and through testing, research and refining made it what it is today. a great match for the motor.

You will never know until you try.

To the OP, try to get some specs of the turbo (or just wheel sizes and a/r) and we can help you out.
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Name 5 people that have custom custom setups like the OP is trying to acheive
Lets see....

Everyone running a GT42 ( i personally know 4-5 running these)
Everyone running a GT45 (I am, and I know another running my exact setup...and a few more)
Everyone running an S400 (Probably 40-50)
Everyone running an S300 (IDK, but a few)

What type of injectors and turbo setup are you running. You may be able to tell me, and others, what to try out?
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Re: Turbo off a 3208 cat motor?

the exhaust housing on that turbo has two inlets for the up pipes. you would have to do alot of work and it wouldnt be worth it. i would get one that is proven on your truck.

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Re: Turbo off a 3208 cat motor?

Turbochargers were designed for diesel ships and locomotives in the 20s. Wanna tell me how one of these specific designed things ended up on my production pick up truck?

As stated above , it doesnt matter what the turbo was built or "designed" for it could work. Some specs is what you need to know. As Moore stated above mainly wheel size and a/r will tell what the turbocharger is capable of.
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the exhaust housing on that turbo has two inlets for the up pipes. you would have to do alot of work and it wouldnt be worth it. i would get one that is proven on your truck.
Do you have a pic of one to attach, I can't find any info for the OP. I do not even know the displacement or rpm range of the 3208....that will tell you some.
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