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TURBO HELP

I'm currently looking an investing in a new turbo. I still have stock sticks and am bulletproofed. I was told get the powermax but was also told to look at Barder and mad turbo werks for turbo also. If anyone couldn't add some insight to put me in the right direction that would be great

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What is your end goal?

I would look into WPE/KC turbos.

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Considering that you have an 03 truck, if you have no desire to go bigger on your injectors, then I would recommend a new Powermax with a billet wheel and call it a day. A lot of guys don't like the so called lag associated with the Powermax, but considering that it has the same turbine wheel as your stock turbo, your tuning will already be set up for it and you shouldn't have any of these side effects.

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What is your end goal?

I would look into WPE/KC turbos.
I agree with Ryan... A lot will come down to your end goal. It depends on what you are planning on doing with the truck and what you want out of your new turbo.

Quicker spool?
More Power?
Heavy towing?
Racing?


I think a stage 1.5 or stage 2 turbo would suit you well

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Does the stage 1.5 hard to install? Or is it literally just take out the old turbo and install the new parts?

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Any VGT turbo option is drop in and go.

I still think that since you already have an 03 that there's not going to be any monumental difference between a 1.5 or a Powermax with a billet wheel if both turbos have the same turbine wheel. Either way you go should work out good.

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[QUOTE=windrunner408;9297946]Any VGT turbo option is drop in and go.

I still think that since you already have an 03 that there's not going to be any monumental difference between a 1.5 or a Powermax with a billet wheel if both turbos have the same turbine wheel. Either way you go should work out good.[/

Is the billet wheel a must have? Or can I do without it?

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IMO, the billet wheel is a must have.

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I would rebuild the turbo you have and put a billet wheel in it before I would go and buy a powermax and keep the cast wheel...


Do your research and you will see that the powermax with just the cast wheel is not a very good option. Make sure to put a billet wheel in it or just go with a stage 2 turbo.



You never answered the previous questions....

A lot will come down to your end goal. It depends on what you are planning on doing with the truck and what you want out of your new turbo.

Quicker spool?
More Power?
Heavy towing?
Racing?

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I would rebuild the turbo you have and put a billet wheel in it before I would go and buy a powermax and keep the cast wheel...


Do your research and you will see that the powermax with just the cast wheel is not a very good option. Make sure to put a billet wheel in it or just go with a stage 2 turbo.



You never answered the previous questions....

A lot will come down to your end goal. It depends on what you are planning on doing with the truck and what you want out of your new turbo.

Quicker spool?
More Power?
Heavy towing?
Racing?
TOTALLY AGREE HERE...

NO CAST WHEELS... BILLET FTMFW

The ultimate option IMO is to send in your 03 turbo and have KC rebuild it to a Stage 1.5/2. Trust me, there's no finer rebuilding process that your turbo can go through. You'll have an awesome performing turbo and it will be stood behind better than what you could get with a Powermax.

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