Re: 38r longevity question for owners
I've had my 38R w 238/80's on my truck for about 7yrs and about 150,000 miles. I've never had an issue with the 38r, nor have I ever had to remove it since I installed it. It has been a solid Turbo. Yeah they can be alittle loud, but to this day I still don't mind it. We'll see how it sounds with Bobs new WW2 wheel installed in it.
The WW2 performs great in the 38r and really quiets it down to near stock levels. Being Rebuildable is over rated IMO
. I've run Garrett ball bearing turbos on 500+ whp Subarus for years without issue. Don't see why it would be any different on our trucks. EGTs
are tame on my diesel by comparison.
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 4x4 7.3L Powerstroke Forged
Irate T4 BASB, DIY Tymar, Full Force 180/80's, Adrenaline HPOP, Driven Diesel RR & banjos, Magnaflow TBE, GH tuned Hydra, 05 Harley's w/ HID conversion, Edge Insight CTS2, RiffRaff BRV & coolant filter, 20" Black Moto Metal, Dieselsite boots, JLR valve body, 6.0 trans cooler, ARP's