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Iv been looking online and the prices vary from $350 on ebay to $1450 from Swamps. Is there any difference in quality?
 

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Yes there is. Ebay is good but the source must be reputable. For $350 you’re asking for trouble.

Swamps as you mentioned, cncfab, riffraff, diesel site etc


Diesel has a nice ball bearing for $1200. You can’t go wrong with them. Bob is a standup guy.

I don’t know the offerings for swamps but again, Jonathan will stand behind anything he sells.
@[email protected] same deal. He will take care of you too. He might even give you a better deal with a kcturbo and fuel lines (wink wink) a just ask him.

If you’re gonna spend that kinda dough, ya might as well go kcturbo. It’s only $300 more. $1500. I have one. Kicks (__!__).

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How big of injectors do you plan on running?

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My goal is 500hp so Im assuming 238cc hybrids?
So, a little back story. I have a YouTube channel and I just bought a 2001 F350 7.3 to do a full rebuild on so I can make videos on the build. Im going to pull the bed, cab, and rebuild the trans and engine. So far I have a 4 different sponsors wanting to do promotion with the build. There's a turbo company that will modify/rebuild any turbo that I give them, a flat bed company thats giving me a new flat bed to replace the stock bed, an engine rebuild kit from a different company, and a ceramic coating company thats going to coat all of the pistons/exhaust/turbo. So Im piecing together sponsors that want to promote their products on my channel and be part of the build. Im figuring Ill have 20-25 videos out of this one truck build.
My goal for this truck is to have a 500hp tow rig and have it wrapped like my service truck. Then take it to events and have it as a mobile advertisement for my channel.
 

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I'll be waiting for the videos.
https://www.youtube.com/user/sphinx4785
A 38R Is typically a upgraded turbo with ball bearings, different wheel, etc. Nowadays most people hate them, not as much as the hate on a 66. Lol
There are considerably better options out now though.

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I'll be waiting for the videos.
https://www.youtube.com/user/sphinx4785
A 38R Is typically a upgraded turbo with ball bearings, different wheel, etc. Nowadays most people hate them, not as much as the hate on a 66. Lol
There are considerably better options out now though.

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If I can get a sponsor on board Id gladly do a t4 conversion. I dont mind buying the turbo but Id rather have a t4 kit rather then trying to fab one myself. Iv tried contacting Irate and havent heard back. Im excited about the switchblade setup. Im just trying to get the most bang for the buck. I can send them the stock one and they'll convert it and put a larger wheel in it and I think they're going to put a different compressor housing but Im not sure. My thought is that a switchblade conversion on a 38r or a t4 would be a lot better than modifying the stock one.
thank you for watching!
 

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Never heard of switchblade. No one will come on board unless your re big, making #s, repping on the drag strip.

There are only three options

1. Gtp38r ball bearing
2.Kcturbo1 ($1200), stg2 ($1500)
3. T4 custom



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On the blaylock website, says the switchblade is a customized vgt turbo.


​ DieselDC;6111865 said:
There are only three options

1. Gtp38r ball bearing
2.Kcturbo1 ($1200), stg2 ($1500)
3. T4 custom
Is the 66 as well......
While it's widely hated, mine was great.
Imo, he has enough following to get something done. Lol

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We have done dozens and dozens of 500-600hp builds typically use the KC38R. The updated version has done very well. My shop truck dynod 553/1131tq with the setup you are doing and I even had a cracked head. Lol.

Here a pic of a customer truck we just did this week. Swamps 238/100, KC38R, and the rest of the normal supporting mods towing his 37' 14k 5'er camper at 55mph. We put in a custom built Haisley Machine dual disk clutch too.

Shoot me a PM, I may be interested in sending you some things.


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We have done dozens and dozens of 500-600hp builds typically use the KC38R. The updated version has done very well. My shop truck dynod 553/1131tq with the setup you are doing and I even had a cracked head. Lol.

Here a pic of a customer truck we just did this week. Swamps 238/100, KC38R, and the rest of the normal supporting mods towing his 37' 14k 5'er camper at 55mph. We put in a custom built Haisley Machine dual disk clutch too.

Shoot me a PM, I may be interested in sending you some things.


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Sent you a PM. Sounds great to me
 

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A 38R Is typically a upgraded turbo with ball bearings, different wheel, etc. Nowadays most people hate them, not as much as the hate on a 66. Lol
There are considerably better options out now though.
Can you elaborate? Why is the GTP38R or a stock GTP38 upgraded with 66mm housing and wheel hated as you say? Is it cost vs performance or is it just not the latest and greatest
 

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I’m not a fan of my 66. But I don’t have a lot of things in my favor either. Just buy the kc38r.

The gt38r is a non rebuildable ball bearing turbo. It’s kind of dated on design. The d66 is hot and Smokey.
 

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Only buy oem, dieselsite, cncfab Or if money isn’t a thing, go see Carlson stauffer diesel.


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