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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Going from Van turbo to Truck turbo

I've read a lot of threads on the truck guys switching to the van turbo, but I'm wanting to do the opposite.

I've got a 2003 7.3 4x4 van, that gets used for trips to the mountains, and some offroad touring.
It's my understanding that the truck guys switch to the van turbo for more top end power with larger injectors and stuff. This van will stay mostly stock (just a DP 80hp econo tune and 4" exhaust), so I really don't need the huge exhaust housing... And at high altitude, it takes forever to spool.

Ideally, there would be a VGT option out there, but it doesn't look like there is.


So, what do I need to swap out my van turbo to the truck turbo?

Or is there a smaller exhaust housing available for my non-waste gated van turbo?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Going from Van turbo to Truck turbo

Here's some more details on the van:

Will rarely ever tow a trailer
Weighs in at 10k lbs, more when loaded down for a trip
4.10 gears
Kingpin D60 Front
35" tires



I'm also open to aftermarket turbo suggestions, if there is something out there with a small exhaust housing.




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Re: Going from Van turbo to Truck turbo

Sorry I can't help with your issue but that's a bad arse van!

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Re: Going from Van turbo to Truck turbo

Banks makes a 1.00ar for your turbo instead of the 1.15ar. Also a ww2 will help with spool up too.

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Re: Going from Van turbo to Truck turbo

ww2
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Re: Going from Van turbo to Truck turbo

It has that big exhaust housing because it doesn't have an intercooler and it keeps egt down. You can't just put a truck exhaust housing on there because turbine wheels ate different. I would prolly look into a 38r
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Banks makes a 1.00ar for your turbo instead of the 1.15ar. Also a ww2 will help with spool up too.

Awesome! Didnt know banks made a housing for the van turbos.
I'll look that up this evening
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It has that big exhaust housing because it doesn't have an intercooler and it keeps egt down. You can't just put a truck exhaust housing on there because turbine wheels ate different. I would prolly look into a 38r

Yeah I knew the exhaust wheel was different. That's why I was just wanting to swap to the complete truck turbo.
I'm getting an egt gauge to monitor temps, and I don't think I'll have an issue with EGTs.

Can you get a 38r with small housing? I'm looking for something that will spool very early on
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They come with a 1.0 gated housing
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Re: Going from Van turbo to Truck turbo

Ok, that should be better. Anyone know if they drop right in to a van?
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