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'03 Turbo conversion

Looking for info or forum links about the difference in the 2003 6.0 turbo vs 2004 on. What are the advantages and so on and so on.

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You need the turbo of course, and the pedestal. 2003 turbo has a 10 blade turbine wheel which gives it whistle.
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The 03 turbo is going to have a more whistle than your 04
due to the fact that it has a 10 blade exhaust wheel, compared to a 12 blade in the 04 (15 in the 05-07)

Some people claim there is a performance gain with the 03 turbo, but I call BS on that one
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Only thing I think performance wise it can do maybe less blades easier for airflow to exit.
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Also the 04 pedistal will work, you just will be one bolt shy. I know this since I'm using my 04 pedistal. And before someone blasts me I know its wrong. I only did it because I had to get the turbo install or it was going to someone else. Have about 8K and so far so good, knock on wood...
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But to answer your question on advantages, reallly none or at least I can't tell. The only thing you can really tell is the whistle, it's insane and I still have a muffler...
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the 03 turbo whistle is the best sounding turbo ive ever heard when its straight piped
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Doesn't the 03 have a bigger turbine wheel in it?
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Doesn't the 03 have a bigger turbine wheel in it?
Yes, marginally. There might be a pound or so difference at full boost. And yes, straight piped and egr deleted the 03 whistle is insane.
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Hey thanks alot for the replies. Thats just the info I was lookin for. Well it sounds like something necassary for my ego for sure. Is it a VGT as well or straight turbine configuration? How hard are they to come by?
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