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what the biggest turbo used for towing

I am looking at the hx50 for price and the amount of cfm and back pressure. I want to use 238 hybrids. I have a 99.5 truck
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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

I like my 38r for towing with my 238's

I also know Andy (moore20017.3) had a GT4595 I believe and 238's and towed all over the place and loved it.

Just all depends on your setup, tuning and how much you tow

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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

38R with a 1.15 housing works for me.

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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

that helps i am just wanting when towing to be able to tap the turbo. I still needed more out of the turbo for like when pulling hills, i dont want to be at the upper end of the turbo when pulling my fifth wheel.
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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

the 38R spools quick and flow's 33% more air at the same boost level as the stock turbo...BP is 1 to 1 up to about 30 lb of boost where a stocker gives up around 20...i think its a damn good turbo if your plans are to stay under 500HP and you tow alot...lots of guy's run the 238's with the 38R so finding a good set of tunes shouldnt be hard...

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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

The hx 50 should be a great towing turbo, provided it has the right exhaust side on it. It is more or less the same as an H2E.

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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

what exhaust side should i use the only thing that keeping me away from the 38r is, the rebuild kit and the initial price. I saw a rebuild price you could almost buy a new turbo for that price. When I research something I do it right the first time so i dont have to change or worry not liking what i have done. I dont want to have to say change to bigger injectors because they dont give what i am looking for. It sounds like the 238 hybrids is what I want but the second number is still up in the air. 238/?
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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

238cc with 80% nozzle is all around best injector for towing. 100% wouldnt be to bad ether. But if you going to be towing a lot and heavy go with the 80%

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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

you should know i have been reading your post on you for a while. Now here is a question wouldnt doing head work and a cam make it so you can go higher in nozzle size.
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Re: what the biggest turbo used for towing

you can run stock 30, 80, 100, 200 nozzles and tow its all in tuning, 300, 400, you could tow with just need to be tuned right, head work is only going to make your heads flow more air so you can burn more fuel, cam is going to change where your power is in the rpm range, if your tuner is good you can tow with any injector.....
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