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Old 11-29-2007, 07:19 PM

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Up pipe question & turbo mod question

I read alot of people uprading the uppipes. Does this gain hp, lower egt's?

See below for mods up to now, but as usual I am thinking whats next.
The most recommended shop in my area is GDS (Gillete diesel service). I have talked to them and they are recommending their GDS ball buster turbo and hi flow outlet. It is about $1,350.00 for both. They says its the most bang for the buck. They also recommended some other turbos but they were $2,000.00 plus. Here is some more info.
Ball Buster Product Details

I dont want anything real drastic just want to know if I need HP I got it. I only put 4,000 miles on my truck in the last 2 years, I mainly use it to tow my trailer when I go hunting. But i do go up some pretty steep canyons. I am not looing to race or do anything else, I just like to have that little extra!

Has anyone had experience with this turbo? or have any other suggestions for the next mod?
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:31 PM
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There is a lot if info about this turbo. Do a search on it. If you tow I would look at either a GT38R or a TN BB. The GDS turbo spools slow and that is not good for towing. The high flow outlet I would not recommend since you live in the colder part of the country but others will say you will not need it. You will have to decide yourself.

I posted a question on another forum about this turbo. It was brought up some time ago on here. Here is a link to the thread I posted and let me tell you it is some interesting reading: Ball Buster Turbo - Powerstroke Nation
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:49 AM
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Many report a loss of low end torque with a 4" down pipe, I would leave the down pipe alone and go from there back if you want a new exhaust.
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