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Is a modified H2e an upgrade from a 38r (DD heavy tow)

Just wondering if this is something I should consider. I was planning to do a SC but things have changed, at least for now. Would a modded H2e be a significant upgrade, and would it be a DD and heavy tow in high altitude friendly mod?

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Re: Is a modified H2e an upgrade from a 38r (DD heavy tow)

I don't use mine in high altitude, but I do drive it daily and I love it. It doesn't spool as quick as a 38r, and it's not as loud. I have never had any surge with it at all.

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i loved the modded h2e and it seemed to have good street manners up in denver. It may not spool quite as well as a 38r but it didnt spool too bad with a 19cm housing

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Re: Is a modified H2e an upgrade from a 38r (DD heavy tow)

I've driven trucks with the 66mm modded H2E with both the 17 and 19cm housings. I've also driven a few with a 38r including my own.

The 38R is perfect and my pick for a 99.5+ until you get into the 230+ cc range w/ the injectors. However, the modded H2E will definitely make more power. The mounting kit is leap years ahead of the factory setup though.

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if you are wanting the best spoolup a 66/71/17 will be the best for towing. A 19cm housing would be better for top end power because of lowered backpressure.

You could also do a 66/76/17 but it would be a bit slower spooling (but better than a 19cm housing on a 71mm turbine) but still very nice for towing.

I'll let you know how a 71/76/17 does shortly...mine is in a state of disrepair being fixed.
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I run a 66/71/17 H2 on my truck w Swamps 250cc sticks. It's great for DD and does not smoke at all except in the big tunes. Even then it's not bad if you don't bury your foot off the line. I also tow 24k gross all the time and it is great. The turbo is super quiet until you get into it pretty hard.

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well joe seems to be doing well with his h2e vs a gt38r...but he didn't have much luck with his 38r either so kinda a loaded q for him....
but I have heard nothing but good about h2e's except one post about skav blowing a wheel off his

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well joe seems to be doing well with his h2e vs a gt38r...but he didn't have much luck with his 38r either so kinda a loaded q for him....
but I have heard nothing but good about h2e's except one post about skav blowing a wheel off his

Ouch! I still don't know why that happened. I just checked the back pressure, and the new H2 that I'm using is running at 1:1. The first H2 only lasted 500 miles.

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Re: Is a modified H2e an upgrade from a 38r (DD heavy tow)

I'm in the debate of a H2E or a 38R now to since my TN took a crap so I'm back in the turbo market. I do a lot of towing and will be upgrading my injectors next. Any advice for me? My truck has to do it all be a fun DD, Tow Pig, and the occasional strip or sled event.

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Re: Is a modified H2e an upgrade from a 38r (DD heavy tow)

I would hit DI up for a price on a 38R and factor that into your decision. I think you will like the performance of the 38r over your TN the only downside is a bit more noise that I have found. Spoolup is excellent.
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