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Old 02-24-2013, 10:36 AM
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Ready to buy a MTW turbo, but can't decide which

I originally thought I wanted the hybrid, but then I began to read really good things about the Stage 1. I was almost ready to pull the trigger on that when I started reading about the cast and billet wheel. Now I'm torn again, I don't want to spend the extra money but I don't want to be kicking myself later either. So here's where I'm stuck and any opinions or insight that y'all can provide would be greatly appreciated. I'm down to the stage 1 with the cast wheel or the hybrid because I don't see the point in getting the stage 1 with a billet wheel when for another $100 you can step up to the Hybrid. What difference could be expected between the two?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:00 AM
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You made a good observation. If you don't plan on getting larger injectors, either should work fine, but if you plan on upgrading or leaving the door open, get the Hybrid.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:33 AM
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in the past 3 weeks ive called MTW 5 times and sent him a PM...still no response id like to buy a turbo from him, but customer service like that i may be changing my mind....im sure he is busy but that doesnt give me confidence handing over $$ and never hearing back from him again??
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The hybrid is going to flow more air because of the larger inducer on the compressor wheel. Personally I would go with the hybrid because I know I would probably kick myself later on wondering how much more power it could make. But either turbo is a great upgrade and should be fun.
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Wrdriggs He is EXTREMELY busy right now. He is currently tearing his truck apart, working a full time job as an aircraft mechanic for FedEx and building turbo's for customers. It takes some time but he definitely has the best customer service out there for performance turbos.
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Wrdriggs have you tried to pm Nate(windrunner)? He's really quick to respond to people and he helped me out with mine.
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Wrdriggs have you tried to pm Nate(windrunner)? He's really quick to respond to people and he helped me out with mine.
is he also part of MTW? no i havnt but i should.. i just want to talk to someone on advice for my truck, was going to get a P-Max but wanted to go with a MTW.
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You made a good observation. If you don't plan on getting larger injectors, either should work fine, but if you plan on upgrading or leaving the door open, get the Hybrid.
I don't intend to upgrade the injectors, but if they start going out on me I'm one to step up rather than replace with stock. I'm hoping that doesn't happen though. I cleaned them at 100k and I run Sea Foam through them every 30k. I have 130k now. Even if they do go out and I step up it wouldn't be more than 155.

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The hybrid is going to flow more air because of the larger inducer on the compressor wheel. Personally I would go with the hybrid because I know I would probably kick myself later on wondering how much more power it could make. But either turbo is a great upgrade and should be fun.
How are the Hybrid's spooling characteristics in comparison to the Stage 1 with a cast wheel? I would love to be able to say I have 800 ft/lbs, but I'm more after after a really fun truck to drive.

It might be worth noting that I don't have studs nor do I intend to do studs.
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Get the Hybrid it's awesome now that the wheels issue are worked out.

If you can even though it's not needed get the latest wheel or the billet "Batmowheel" a few of us will be returning shortly so you might get an upgraded wheel at no extra charge.

Denny
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The Stage 1 cast wheel works very well. I suspect the hybrid spool is similar, since it isn't much larger and probably has a similar mass.
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