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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Farmersville/Dayton, Ohio
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How to use different turbos?
Why is it that the different turbo's that are available aren't used on our trucks? The reason i ask is i found a HX55 for $240 on craigslist, and it got me thinking. I know that turbo would be very laggy, but for a built truck i think it would work good. It has a t-4 flange, so as long as you made the up-pipe collector/pedestal to a t-4 flange it would fit. Then you would have to make oil lines to go from the block to the turbo so it could get oil. Then you'd have to make a custom intake spider. As for the down-pipe, just cut a hole in the hood and make a stack.
I know its not as simple as it sounds, because you would have to make everything fit under the hood without being scrunched together. But is this what basically needs to be done to run a different turbo on our trucks? I'm trying to plan for the future for when I outgrow my stock turbo, and i want to try something different. It just seems like if you have some fabbing skills you could make your own set-up for a fraction of what a H2E mounting kit would cost. Plus you would be able to modify it to run different turbos.
97 F-250 ECLB 7.3/E4OD/4wd, 216k miles: FFD 250/200%'s, stock turbo, built trans, e-fuel, Swamps IDM, shimmed 910's, Melling LPOP, welded cam gear/modified pick-up tube. Built and tuned by me
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97 F-250 ECSB project truck:250/2's, Gen 3, S468, SD axles, studs/springs, ZF-6