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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-03-2010, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Turbo Upgrade Time

I have a nice fund and more money on the way so I wanna upgrade from the stock turbo.

I was thinking the G37R with 1.15 housing. It's a little pricey but should be a great upgrade and for ball bearing and bolt in style I have heard good reviews.

Some people have told me to not waste my money on the 38R because the gains are not worth the price when compared to bigger turbos but I want a turbo that's bolt in and ball bearing so I don't have to try to switch the rotation because I have heard that's a PITA.

I'm fairly new to the turbo side of things still so if you have any recommendations please speak up.

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Re: Turbo Upgrade Time

iam agree with the whole bolt on part and i think 450 to 500hp rangs is good with that turbo.. i dont see why its not worth it

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Re: Turbo Upgrade Time

That turbo CAN make more HP then the rods in your block can handle. And I think you meant the 38R.

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Re: Turbo Upgrade Time

You probably have PMRs. And the 38r is a nice improvement with stock injectors (not huge) and good up to some 238cc/80% sticks (are 500ish hp). I think it will work well for you if your not planning on going with over 500 hp.

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Re: Turbo Upgrade Time

the 38r is a great turbo and I love the one I have.

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What are your goals for the truck Hp wise? Do you tow? Auto or manual? What mods do you have so far?

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if youre serious about a 38r pm me, i can make you a goood deal

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Donnie - youve been trying awful hard to sell that turbo, your gonna have to sell it less then what you paid for it. lol

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Re: Turbo Upgrade Time

Depending on your ultimate goals, the GT38R should be a good setup. I love the one I have. (I am also running a 1.15 A/R housing) I still have my stock injectors in right now. I expected to have them swapped out to something bigger by now, but money said otherwise. It is a HAIR slower to spool up over the stock turbo at the lower RPM's with the stock injectors, but I suspect that has more to do with the size of the exhaust housing. Install was easier than I expected and literally "bolt in".
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Re: Turbo Upgrade Time

Another happy camper with the 38R. Again, its all about your goals mentioned earlier. Personally I'm not going over 400 HP with mine, PMR's here and my family-daily driver tow beast...

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