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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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turbo question

I have a 2000 excursion with a 4in mbrp turbo back and airraid stage 2 intake I was looking at putting Garrett PowerMax Ball Bearing GTP38R Turbo. does anyone have any personal experience with this turbo? and is there any other mods I should do before I put the turbo on? I am on budget so I am trying to do stuff here and there but I want to make sure I do it right where I don't blow up anything.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 09:31 PM
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Re: turbo question

Its a good turbo, good up to small hybrids, really loud, not rebuildable. But its easy
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 09:49 PM
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Re: turbo question

That is probably the most popular turbo that 7.3L people upgrade too. They are good and you will be happy with it.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 11:18 PM
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Re: turbo question

Buy it, slap it on and go.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 02:08 AM
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Re: turbo question

there is a small mod you can do.to it which is crossdrillng the divider.
you could pm powerstroke junkie more as to the size hole etc. note sure of the gains but I think it more of a pressure balnce mod.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 03:41 PM
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Re: turbo question

I have one on my Exc...I'd also add a set of bellowed uppipes and a new Pedistal. Adding a Ford AIS with filter sleave it will be as quite as stock.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 06:59 PM
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Re: turbo question

Very good little turbo. Tough as nails and very popular! It does have its limitations as you start throwing fuel at it.

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