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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2019, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to rebuild & upgrade 6.0 Turbo

I just purchased a used 6.0 turbo same Garrett part number 1832255C91 as the one on my 2006 6.0 F350 XLT Lariat SRW 4x4. I'm looking to rebuild the turbo with upgraded parts. I tow a 33' travel trailer a couple times a month during camping season. My question is what exactly do I need to purchase to get more power that will help pull, and also give me more power when not pulling. All suggestions ok are welcome, thank you!!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2019, 08:51 PM
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Re: Looking to rebuild & upgrade 6.0 Turbo

I would get the 10 blade turbine from kc, as well as a compressor wheel.

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Re: Looking to rebuild & upgrade 6.0 Turbo

I have a 2003 6.0 which already has the 10 blade compressor, so i bought the '6.0 KC TURBO DIY UPGRADE KIT' form KC Turbos.

Im not running bigger injectors, or any performance mods. So i went with the 61mm turbine, and the 360 degree rebuild kit. Cost about 560$... but cheaper than a new turbo and mine only had 59k miles on it.

I worry that a turbo price can rack right up to buying a new one. Shoot 1500$ for a drop and go unit OR they wanted 800$ just to clean and reassemble mine IF there were zero issues. You could need a new unison ring, VGT Solenoid, shaft could be bad, then if you want a 10 blade, plus a bigger turbine, balance the new combo.... the list can go on and on.

So I saved money by having the 10 blade, but still have to have it balanced. If yours is high mileage it might need more love...

Just things to consider....

You could do: drop it in and go, and up to 155 injectors for later! $1490
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Re: Looking to rebuild & upgrade 6.0 Turbo

What did you decide Brian?


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Re: Looking to rebuild & upgrade 6.0 Turbo

What kind of benefits would you see from just upgrading the turbine wheel......or just upgrading the compressor wheel? Compared to doing both?

Do you see any benefits from just doing one or the other....instead of both?

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Re: Looking to rebuild & upgrade 6.0 Turbo

Well the turbine wheel on the later 6.0's has a has a 13 blade design. I think it was supposed to be more efficient on the top end, correct me if im wrong. The earlier units had a 10 blade design which apparently had better low end and that nice whistle some of us love so much. The 10 blade was capable of spinning a larger compressor than what was installed. So with that, you get more flow on the compressor side just by changing out the compressor wheel.

Since my truck is stock for the most part i chose to go with a an upgraded 11 single plane compressor wheel. Apparently it is supposed to perform better than the dual plane design of the factory unit.

Again this is for my 2003 Excursion 6.0
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Re: Looking to rebuild & upgrade 6.0 Turbo

Additional note: Just had my turbo balanced for $44 at a local company Blaylock Turbo, going to pick it up tomorrow.

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