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post #1 of 17 Old 03-19-2009, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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ATS Aurora 3000

I am really leaning towards this turbo, I can get a superb, great deal on a new one. I know its a 57mm with a 70mm exhaust wheel and a 85 on the rear housing. For the size i know it can move alot of air and support 500hp with great spool good mid and top and maintain great towing habits. Can I get some help on deciding, give me your feedback and if anybody is running one or ran one let me know. I know the aurora 3000 on a cummins is pretty good.

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1. Requires more installation as there are more parts versus the towing/street turbos of River City

2. ATS doesn't have the greatest customer service from what I have heard(although not experiance, when I had talked to them they sounded great, but that was with a prospective sale, don't know how they are after the fact, which seems to be a toss up from what I've heard).

3. Tend to be push about their own custom tuning platform versus the SCT.

I to was interested in the Aurora turbos, but that was back when they had the 2000 available and they had intakes apart of the kit as well. I'm glad I went with a River City Diesel turbo instead, but that's just me.

Edit: There as another user that had done one of their turbos, can't remember the name, but I haven't seen him post in a long time. I think it's been about 2 yrs since that thread now, I think it was about the time I first joined in 07.

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I have talked to river city too, but the price on this turbo is awsome....really...so if it can cool 500hp and spool like a stocker, why not, I am just not sure on the performance. I know on the cummins it really works well, but again its a ford but the turbo is basically the same

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What customer service
i would get nething ats unless its free been trying to get a new transmission from the for months now when theirs i bought lasted 6000 miles
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i would get nething ats unless its free been trying to get a new transmission from the for months now when theirs i bought lasted 6000 miles
Those are the kind of stories that I have heard about their customer service.

OP: I cannot attest to the performance aspect of that turbo, I can on a River City Turbo. However, like you said, the turbo worked well on a Dodge, but that was a Dodge. I think we have all been in this game long enough to know that what works well for one doesn't mean that it will translate to another, but then again it might. I just don't know of too many that have taken the plunge with ATS that are also on this board in particular. I can only think of 2 and I don't think they are around anymore or they are more lurkers then active.

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The powerstrokes can't spool bigger chargers as well as cummins or Dmax motors, that's just fact. I know the stock VGT on a 6.0 has a 58mm inducer, didn't realize the Aurora 3000 was only a 57. I don't have any experience with ATS. From what I know of powerstroke performance I'd stick with RCD or II in the non VGT chargers, but that's JMO. Depending on how good of a price you're talking about it might be worth the plunge to try the ATS unit. Do you happen to know the specs of the Aurora 4000 vs. the 3000? Might be worth looking in to for the right price.

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Not sure of the specs of the aurora 4000, but from what i was told the 4000 would be too big......not sure why....I can get the specs...when i do i will post.....as for the price, its alot less than a 64mm II or RCD......Like $900 less....

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ok, the 4000 is a 63mm (2.48 inducer) with a 76mm exhaust and the 3000 is 57mm (2.25 inducer) with a 73mm exhaust (I originally said 70mm, I was wrong). 3000 flows 900cfm and the 4000 flows 1000cfm........ Talked to the ats turbo guy and he said for what I want to do, tow, street and make 500hp the 3000 will work, they have trucks with 525hp with the 3000. He said he feels the 4000 will feel really dead on the low end and not tow well, but will have incredible mid and top. He also said the 3000 is really a comparison to a 62mm from II or other companies. and the 4000 would be like a 65 or 66mm. So I am really

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He also said the 3000 is really a comparison to a 62mm from II or other companies. and the 4000 would be like a 65 or 66mm. So I am really

Split the difference and get a 64mm from River City like I did. It'll make 500(I make 508 with my setup) and I tow on a regularly basis. If you want an indepth detail on my experiance with it I can give that to you as well.

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the II 62mm is a 65mm exh wheel and 12 exh housing,,and they claim 500hp.....the 64mm they have they do not recommend towing with it.......they recommend the 62 for street and tow with good performance a great spool. They say 950cfm on the 62 and the 64 1050..........

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