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post #1 of 90 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Now with a PDR turbo...

Well, I had been having some issues with my TN smoking more than I wanted and a few other small complaints... I had posted about my issue and most of the responses I got were about rods and such... VERY good advice, but NOBODY came through with advice on how to make my TN complaints go away....

Dave at PDR called me up and we talked about their new turbo... After running a stock, a stock with a WW, a TN journal and a TN BB, I was more than just a little hesitant to jump into another drop in turbo... Never mind a turbo that was new and I had heard of only a few people running....

I did a lot of reading on H2Es and Modded H2Es and was set on going that way...

I chose to go with the PDR and try it out... Dave is really convincing over the phone

This turbo has been good in all ways but one for me... I will explain a little more...

I found my TN too smoky for me down low and up top... in the middle in was good, but I was never that happy with the hybrids and the TN.... The PDR turbo lights quickly... I'm making 5LBs boost by 1600 RPMs or so... it also makes from 5LBs to anywhere up to 35LBs by just pressing the go pedal a little harder... Its actually very impressive... Very little smoke for the size of injectors too...

The bad news for me was with 215cc injectors this turbo brought my EGTs up aprox 125*-150* over the TN BB, and the rate at which EGTs clime is much faster! With a .84 exhaust housing and hybrids I was not shocked by this...

I have talked this over with Dave, and him and I are going to try a 1.00 housing on it... This has not been tried yet, so him nor I know what exactly to expect... I picked a housing up from him today and I may even get a chance to install it tomorrow after work....

Assuming him and I can dial it into my setup I may have to forget about a H2E to be honest... if the 1.00 housing does not work I will probably slam a 1.15 housing on and try again...

I know all the time, effort and work that Dave and the guys at PDR put into this turbo, and Dave.... it was worth it!

I am also VERY impressed with Dave's customer service... He is one of the few places I have dealt with that actually phones you when they say they will... He also responds by computer very fast too...

Overall I am currently very happy......

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Re: Now with a PDR turbo...

go info keep up the research

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Re: Now with a PDR turbo...

IMO you will loose the instant response and see more smoke on bottom. The egt issue should get better and you may notice better top end. No turbo is perfect.

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Re: Now with a PDR turbo...

Good post thanks for the info.

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Re: Now with a PDR turbo...

Get Garret BB and I garantte your'll see lower egt's.

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go info keep up the research
Thanks! I will keep everybody posted on what we do and how it works out...

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IMO you will loose the instant response and see more smoke on bottom. The egt issue should get better and you may notice better top end. No turbo is perfect.
I am a little worried this will be the case... I was thinking of jumping right to a 1.15, but I think I will try the 1.00... I hope its not the case, but I know exhaust housing size will affect spool up directly....

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Good post thanks for the info.

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Thanks Tom... I will post more as we work on this :)

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Get Garret BB and I garantte your'll see lower egt's.
Thanks for the advice... I am currently happy with the PDR and am willing to work with this turbo...

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IMO you will loose the instant response and see more smoke on bottom. The egt issue should get better and you may notice better top end. No turbo is perfect.

This is true. There is nothing you can do about it. You either pick bottom end or top end.......or you run two of them, one for bottom and one for top

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Re: Now with a PDR turbo...

Good post Bob. I am curious how this ends up working out with a 1.0 housing. I have installed one of the PDR Super GTP's and it looks like a nice unit.

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Good post Bob. I am curious how this ends up working out with a 1.0 housing. I have installed one of the PDR Super GTP's and it looks like a nice unit.

Thanks!

How is your buddy liking his with stock injectors??

I am very interested in seeing how the 1.0 and this turbo respond too....

So far I would say it is a nice unit!!!!

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Re: Now with a PDR turbo...

so the 1.00 housing is not on it stock??? thats kinda weird to me.... how much to switch them, full housing price???
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