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Old 03-05-2012, 09:19 AM
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Best turbo choice for heavy towing???

Looking to upgrade to a new turbo and just wanted some opinions on which turbo to go with. The truck is studded with egr delete, 4" turbo back and a zoodad upgrade. The truck is used primarily for towing a 48' trailer and it scales out around 26k lbs when fully loaded. I was looking at the Aurora 3000 kit cause I would like to get away from the vgt. Opinions???
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:36 AM
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steer far away from ATS crap... look into the BD Thruster 2, it should work very well for you.
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steer far away from ATS crap... look into the BD Thruster 2, it should work very well for you.
I agree 100%
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:35 PM
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OK. Where is the best place to buy? Need something asap.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:40 PM
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best price ive seen it is from XDP

EDIT just checked MPD (maryland performance diesel) sells it for just under 2500 versis 2700 that xdp sells

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X2 to Greg. Get a BD thruster II. It wont really give you more power per say but it will help drop those EGTs some so you can up the power output a little maybe.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:55 PM
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It doesnt really need anymore power anyway, just want more reliability. I thought about even putting on an 03 model turbo since its less than half the price or less. I work on alot of the 6.0s here in the STL area, I just hate spending any money on my own truck. It just needs to get me to the track and back home again.
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In my opinion, I would consider sticking with a vgt towing that kind of weight. maybe something like an o3 style powermax with a batmowheel. jmo. I can't remember reading a good review on the bd thruster recently.
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In my opinion, I would consider sticking with a vgt towing that kind of weight. maybe something like an o3 style powermax with a batmowheel. jmo. I can't remember reading a good review on the bd thruster recently.
Sorry but I dont think a powermax or powermax with a batmowheel is going to help his cause at all, its a glorified stock turbo and doesn't flow much more air over stock. An 03 turbo isnt any better than a 04+ turbo so you might as well not even change the turbo if you're thinking of that swap, thats a lot of weight you're going to want the air flow.

I know a few people running the bd turbo and they love it, plus it outflows the powermax and stock turbo by a landslide. Just finished a truck with 155's and a bd thruster 2 on a dually with idp tow tunes. He uses it to pull a 5ver all over and he absolutely LOVEs the truck. It spool like stock, its a turbo thats hard to beat for what you get for the price. Its more responsive down low than the trucks ive put a powermax on hands down. The non vgt's have different power ranges so you have to get used to it. Also to add, egt's up 9% grade with his trailer attached he reported wouldnt break 1250* he was glad I talked him out of the powermax.

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Well there's a good review.
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