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Turbine Wheel Question

While I have no personal data because i havnt driven my truck yet due to not having a rear axle in it but the more I read the more questions I have. I have a 68mm RCD Powermax with a BMW and the exhaust side is untouched. My worry is that it is not large enough to drive the compressor efficiently and I will have a hot smokey mess and wonder if the larger GT40 turbine would be a large improvement. If so... what would be involved in having it modified? What is the size difference? 4mm?...

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While I have no personal data because i havnt driven my truck yet due to not having a rear axle in it but the more I read the more questions I have. I have a 68mm RCD Powermax with a BMW and the exhaust side is untouched. My worry is that it is not large enough to drive the compressor efficiently and I will have a hot smokey mess and wonder if the larger GT40 turbine would be a large improvement. If so... what would be involved in having it modified? What is the size difference? 4mm?...

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Basically that's the mtw stage 4, the larger turbine wheel will help a lot with improving the efficiency of the turbo. Is it really worth it? Depends on how you use the turbo.

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I use the truck as my dailey driver but sled pull pretty often. While I have my doubts that this will work but I will try to tow my other truck a couple times per month but northern Ohio is pretty flat which should help.

I have my Sterling almost band-aided back together so its driveable untill i get my Dana 80 all done so I should have some better idea on how it performs this weekend.

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I know barder can modify your turbine side and stuff a bigger wheel in to help.
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What sucks is I dont want to dump a huge amount of money into this thing because eventually I will need to replace it with something with a 2.5 inlet. I tried to buy a stock powermax compressor to have it machined but it is not available seperate.

I should give them a call.

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Will my existing compressor wheel screw onto the GT40 turbine shaft?

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Will my existing compressor wheel screw onto the GT40 turbine shaft?
I'm not sure,I bet James will be able to tell you if it would or not.

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PM me, I have some ideas that might interest you.

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Nate, whatever happened to that other turbo idea you were talking about? You were looking for people with stage 2 turbos.
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Anyone have any more insight on the turbine side?... Or even my compressor cover? Thanks.

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