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**Turbo upgrade**

I have my 1997 fsuperduty and its a great truck but i want to upgrade my turbo. I have the garrett tp38 and i didnt know if there is anything i could do to it for maybe a little bit more hp or just to perform better. I know alot of you guys on here have alot of upgrades and are making a respectable amount of hp

I know hp isnt cheap im just wondering what i could do to my turbo or what other reasonably cheap upgrades there are. I would rather not put 5k into my motor
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Turbo upgrades are a waste of time without exhaust work.

Are you running stock exhaust?? If so, the first item I would address is the downpipe... get a 3" in there. This won't give your truck more HP, but the turbo WILL spool up faster and give you the go-go lower on the RPM band.

Try to do this with someone who has done this work before, because you will have to bend part of the firewall and heat shield to make clearance. My truck still rumbles at negative driveline torque due to the exhaust downpipe rubbing.
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3" dp, at least 4" exhaust, intake and stage 1 injectors. Cost ya $1600 if you install it all yourself. Also get some kind of chip or tuner.

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3" dp, at least 4" exhaust, intake and stage 1 injectors. Cost ya $1600 if you install it all yourself. Also get some kind of chip or tuner.
For the OP: I prefer my 4" stainless exhaust over Mr. Super-stacks here

I guess I just like the sound of my 4" Jardine exhaust... quiet rumble at idle, wakes up the neighborhood when I get on it. If you're not going to do stacks like our red-truck blazing friend here, don't do a 5" under the body... they are an absolute nightmare to hang and not get rub somewhere.
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For the OP: I prefer my 4" stainless exhaust over Mr. Super-stacks here

I guess I just like the sound of my 4" Jardine exhaust... quiet rumble at idle, wakes up the neighborhood when I get on it. If you're not going to do stacks like our red-truck blazing friend here, don't do a 5" under the body... they are an absolute nightmare to hang and not get rub somewhere.
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For the OP: I prefer my 4" stainless exhaust over Mr. Super-stacks here

I guess I just like the sound of my 4" Jardine exhaust... quiet rumble at idle, wakes up the neighborhood when I get on it. If you're not going to do stacks like our red-truck blazing friend here, don't do a 5" under the body... they are an absolute nightmare to hang and not get rub somewhere.
Are you on crack????

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Bwaaaaaahahahahaaaaaaa. 5" straight up thru the hood. More crack plz. Phoenix 500 race on....just wasting time during commercials....hehe.

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Are you on crack????
No way... have you ever tried to fit a 5" under the truck? Stacks cure this problem. My buddy had a 5" on his 2001 SD... holy crap talk about a tight fit. We had to rehang the whole thing after the downpipe because it was rattling at several spots on the frame. I just think they're just a bit too large to fit under the truck all the way to the back bumper
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Mine fits fine. Sounds like he got a poorly bent exhaust.

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No way... have you ever tried to fit a 5" under the truck? Stacks cure this problem. My buddy had a 5" on his 2001 SD... holy crap talk about a tight fit. We had to rehang the whole thing after the downpipe because it was rattling at several spots on the frame. I just think they're just a bit too large to fit under the truck all the way to the back bumper
OK I am going to TRY to be as nice as I can, and since everyone who has read this thread sees that maybe you should read what I wrote to the OP. I told him to put on at least a 4" system NOT the 5" that you are insisting that I said. AND I NEVER said to put stacks on his truck. If you are jealous of my 500,000 mile truck that looks good, dump over $11,000 into yours and maybe it will be as nice as mine. I will stop with that before I get banned for your idiocy

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