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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a new turbo

My turbo started to screech on Sat.
I'm looking at the Garrett Powermax GT3788V.
Will this work on a DD that weighs 12,000 lbs and also tows a trailer that can be another 10,000.
I have stock sticks.
Will this help to lower my EGT's.
What else do I need to install it?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 11:39 PM
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Re: Looking for a new turbo

I think there are people out there running them with stock stix...also I am pretty sure its a direct bolt on turbo
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Check your uppipe first to see if the bellows are blown out


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Re: Looking for a new turbo

It sounds like it would be a good option for you but I don't have any expierence with it.

Do you monitor your oil temps? Rolling around at 12K all the time has to work you engine pretty hard.

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Re: Looking for a new turbo

should work fine, I would honestly stay with a stock turbo unless you are planning to upgrade injectors when towing that much. usuially the best tow setups are as close to stock as possable

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should work fine, I would honestly stay with a stock turbo unless you are planning to upgrade injectors when towing that much. usuially the best tow setups are as close to stock as possable
Yip....It's worked for you so far...why mess with it?

Just because it's still a VGT doesn't mean it's gonna spool as fast as your stock turbo...it WILL have lag, and the first time you need that instant response and it's not there....you are gonna kick yourself in the a$$ for changing it.

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I just put that turbo in my excursion. He is right there is a little lag but not bad at all. I have stock sticks and use IDP tow tune and it runs great, I have no smoke even under wot now. My egts are about 100-150 lower crusing and about the same towing. I have a longer trip planned for labor day so I can get better account. I do hear the turbo now so if you don't like that you might look at another brand.

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I have the powermax on my 06 with stock stick and stock fuel system. IMO opinion tuning is everything on these. The lag isn't bad and daily driving is enjoyable. It took a bit of time to relearn how to drive as far as the shift points and where its spooled since its different from a stock turbo. But when you learn that its a blast to drive.

Towing with the powermax is definetly less capable than the stock turbo. It feels like it has less power with the tow tune then a stock truck. I tow my 8900 lbs camper with it and its the only time I wish I still had a stock turbo. EGT's are still managable but the power just isn't there. Before I could pass vehicles on a two lane road without any concern pulling my camper, but now I have to get a running start and still kind iffy on if I can pass in time.

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I have the powermax on my 06 with stock stick and stock fuel system. IMO opinion tuning is everything on these. The lag isn't bad and daily driving is enjoyable. It took a bit of time to relearn how to drive as far as the shift points and where its spooled since its different from a stock turbo. But when you learn that its a blast to drive.

Towing with the powermax is definetly less capable than the stock turbo. It feels like it has less power with the tow tune then a stock truck. I tow my 8900 lbs camper with it and its the only time I wish I still had a stock turbo. EGT's are still managable but the power just isn't there. Before I could pass vehicles on a two lane road without any concern pulling my camper, but now I have to get a running start and still kind iffy on if I can pass in time.
And being that he will be towing 10,000-12,000 pounds...it would make it that much worse...
Stay with the stock turbo...you won't regret it.

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And being that he will be towing 10,000-12,000 pounds...it would make it that much worse...
Stay with the stock turbo...you won't regret it.
I would have to agree with this. I live in a pretty flat hilless area. I couldn't imagine towing with this thing going up a good sized hill or mountain.

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