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Hi I have a 96 f350 crew cab long bed with a five speed and I want to upgrade the turbo but I am having a hard time finding a good one. I would like to keep it a Garrett turbocharger but I want to see what you guys think would be a good turbo for this truck. This truck pulls a trailer ever weekend if that helps thanks.
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what are your plans for the truck? lots of guys use a wicked wheel 2 and a 1.0 housing, for quicker boost on a stock turbo. beans offers the D66 as a drop in. other than that you can swap to a super duty setup and use 38R (lots of work), or you can get T4 mount and open up all kinds of turbos. i have a D66 with a WW2 nd a 1.0 housing. works great with 160/100 injectors

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OK I was looking at those two turbos and what needs to be done to the engine to take those turbos and will they over boost. I am going for a good pulling truck with 400+ hp and I live on a dirt road at 6000+ elevation in Colorado if that helps any. I just want a good strong turbo that makes good boost but not over boosting my engine.
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to me turbo needs to done in conjunction with injectors. if you re looking for 400 you do 160/30, 160/80, or 160/100 injectors. 160/80s and 160/100s will need to be detuned.

a stock turbo will live with those injectors. a D66 will give you more air and power. it is more expensive.

if i were you i would do 160/30s and a stock rebuilt turbo with WW2 and a 1.0 housing. and the rest of the supporting mods

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Agreed, I'm also running a d66 with a 1.0 housing and "baby Swamps" injectors. I have no complaints whats so ever...


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Ok but I have no need to put injectors in this truck so im also looking at a upgrade compressor wheel and and a new garret exhaust housing ether .84 or 1.00


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well stick with the WW2 or the one you posted and the 1.0 housing. i wouldn't do the .84 unless you stay with stock injectors and an IC

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while you have the turbo out rebuild it. it would also be a good tie to delete the EBPV if you want to

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You will not be making anywhere near 400 hp with stock injectors no matter what turbo you install.... Be lucky to make 175 rear wheel horsepower at your elevation with stock injectors, chip, 1.0 housing I'd hazard to guess. You'd also need an IC if you went with the above noted jectors e,g,. 160cc any nozzle.

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You will not be making anywhere near 400 hp with stock injectors no matter what turbo you install.... Be lucky to make 175 rear wheel horsepower at your elevation with stock injectors, chip, 1.0 housing I'd hazard to guess. You'd also need an IC if you went with the above noted jectors e,g,. 160cc any nozzle.

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I kinda dont believe you but what injectors would be good for this truck with Garrett 38r, banks intercooler, and a ts 6 position chip
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