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GT4294 for DD & towing

What bottom mods have you done to hold the power? What is minium with responsible driving attitude lol....boom. I scored a GTA 4294 jounal bearing, going to add a 1.01 housing and I'm going to build my own up pipes soon, and have Wildman re-burn my tunes for Jim's 238cc hybrids and this turbo. Only thing I'm worried about is towing out here in the Rockies 6,000+ elevation with approx 9,000lb trailer. How are your EGT's towing heavy and at what elevation do you tow? thanx for any input... Russ
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Re: GT4294 for DD & towing

i doubt you will ever be able to tow with it...

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Re: GT4294 for DD & towing

If you are towing alot, might think about the 38R..

The 4294 will do it, but you're gonna have to keep the RPM's up.

If it were me and towing my the main use for my truck at your elevation, I would not get the 4294, but instead opt for the 38R.

I love my 4294 for daily driving, but towing is a little more tricky.
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What bottom mods have you done to hold the power? What is minium with responsible driving attitude lol....boom. I scored a GTA 4294 jounal bearing, going to add a 1.01 housing and I'm going to build my own up pipes soon, and have Wildman re-burn my tunes for Jim's 238cc hybrids and this turbo. Only thing I'm worried about is towing out here in the Rockies 6,000+ elevation with approx 9,000lb trailer. How are your EGT's towing heavy and at what elevation do you tow? thanx for any input... Russ
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Re: GT4294 for DD & towing

a gt40 would work better at elevation than a gt4294

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If you are towing alot, might think about the 38R..

The 4294 will do it, but you're gonna have to keep the RPM's up.

If it were me and towing my the main use for my truck at your elevation, I would not get the 4294, but instead opt for the 38R.

I love my 4294 for daily driving, but towing is a little more tricky.
With the stock junk I already have to keep up the revs ie: third range locked to keep the EGT's under 1150 on the big-long passes like La Veta pass Colorado. I already smoked the trust washer in the turbo once. Maybe I might have a boost leak screwing with me. DeputyDog - What do you mean with tricky? I'm sure Spokane has some good climbs what do you pull at what EGT's. Maybe GT4294 with meth/water and 4.10's for the towing

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Re: GT4294 for DD & towing

what hes saying is your going to have turbo lag like a mofo. I tow with my 38r and love it, i tow up there where you are and up I-70 and cottonwood pass and cameron pass a lot. towing would kill you, as far as egts 1150 aint nothin i hit 13-1400* for short periods pulling 40000 gross up hills. That turbo isnt for pulling even at sea level.

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what hes saying is your going to have turbo lag like a mofo. I tow with my 38r and love it, i tow up there where you are and up I-70 and cottonwood pass and cameron pass a lot. towing would kill you, as far as egts 1150 aint nothin i hit 13-1400* for short periods pulling 40000 gross up hills. That turbo isnt for pulling even at sea level.
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Re: GT4294 for DD & towing

40,000 gross I'm not towing that much just a yota rockcrawler with 1 ton running gear and a SBC on 20' car hauler. Roughly 20,000 gross loaded with all the gear. Was going trade a K31 for this GTA 4294 but It sounds like it is still going to be too big. Anyone interested in a trade for a 38R? I'm not intimitated of the fabracation part but there isn't many options for the 7.3. I hate following the path everyone else does... wanted the Excursion to be different. A grocery getter from hell!! Any one else think I could make a GT42 work towing occasionally, figured with a 1.01 housing lag wouldn't be bad.

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Re: GT4294 for DD & towing

a gt40 is about as big as you would ever want to get towing. A 42 is just too big takes a lot of flow to get her to light. That would be a good start as a twin setup though.

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