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GTP38R Turbo

I want to get a turbo soon and was wondering if the GTP38R is a good turbo, I'm not going to want crazy horsepower as this is my daily driver and i want it to last 500k miles.... hopefully my horsepower goal is 400-450. What do you guys think??

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Re: GTP38R Turbo

yes the 38r is a great turbo

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If you are never planning going really high HP 500+ and have longevity in mind as you have stated then its the perfect addition. Matt @ gearhead has great package deals as does SWAMPs, Bean's and others.

For your goals I would seriously consider a package deal of 38R, Chip, and maybe stage 2 or my fav hybrid injectors. You will hit your goal very comfortably and well within thew power capabilities of all the parts. You will have a total different truck (power)once its down. Consider doing a reg return on the fuel when you get a chance as well which will help it run even smoother than stock. You will also very likely get better MPG when and if you can keep your foot from being heavy on the pedal.


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238 Hybrids 80% nozzles
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With that Matt has gotten easy the HP you are looking for with a stock idle and 20 mpg.
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I love my 38r... The Package deal Matt sells is awesome.

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If you are never planning going really high HP 500+ and have longevity in mind as you have stated then its the perfect addition. Matt @ gearhead has great package deals as does SWAMPs, Bean's and others.

For your goals I would seriously consider a package deal of 38R, Chip, and maybe stage 2 or my fav hybrid injectors. You will hit your goal very comfortably and well within thew power capabilities of all the parts. You will have a total different truck (power)once its down. Consider doing a reg return on the fuel when you get a chance as well which will help it run even smoother than stock. You will also very likely get better MPG when and if you can keep your foot from being heavy on the pedal.


Just as an example:

For 450 HP

238 Hybrids 80% nozzles
38R Turbo
Chip

With that Matt has gotten easy the HP you are looking for with a stock idle and 20 mpg.

Whats a reg return on the fuel?? Also can you give me the link to one of the sites mentioned? Thanks

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Re: GTP38R Turbo

Swamp's Diesel Performance

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Swamps sells regulated returns. Along with Diesel Innovations Diesel Innovations Online Performance Diesel Products! and ITP diesel ITP Diesel, LLC

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reg returns ITP is very nice. Give Matt a call or shoot him a PM here on the board. Mattr66 Also you can get all of them thru their forums in the industry section
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I want to get a turbo soon and was wondering if the GTP38R is a good turbo, I'm not going to want crazy horsepower as this is my daily driver and i want it to last 500k miles.... hopefully my horsepower goal is 400-450. What do you guys think??
I'm all about HP and longevity, but doubling the factory power output (or more) and expecting it to last 500K miles is really pushing it. There are plenty of stock trucks that never make it that far. Just be realistic and all will be well.

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Re: GTP38R Turbo

pm me if youre interested in buying a lightly used one

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