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Old 02-12-2012, 12:36 PM
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Turbo upgrade or tuner?

I'm not sure what to do next, a turbo upgrade (gt38r) or TW 6 pos. tuner. So far I have gauges, exhaust, and intake. Just order a sonnax shift kit. Truck has 69K. Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:49 PM
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69k! Wow.
I'd do the custom tunes next.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:52 PM
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69k! Wow.
I'd do the custom tunes next.


Tuner would be more beneficial than a turbo at this point.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:28 PM
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I thought it would be the other way around. I figured if I got the turbo then listed the mods when I order the TW chip custom tunes.
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It depends on how soon you plan on getting a new snail shell...
If you're getting a new turbo soon, then wait to get the tunes because you'll have to send it to get reburned.

With 70k miles, you shouldn't be needing a new turbo.
So unless you plan on getting bigger injectors, which would require a new HPOP, buying a turbo would be a waste of money.
Because the stocker will be able to keep up with the amount of fuel stock injectors will put out...

Summary: if you get a new turbo, you're going to want to go all out and get injectors and HPOP to get your moneys worth.
If you don't wanna spend 4k, just get the 6posit first.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:16 AM
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Right now, you'll see a bigger power gain from the chip. Do the 38r with injectors and a regulated return. If you get 180cc single shots you don't have to upgrade your HPOP.
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Year would help....

Do the basics..intake..Tymar, Exhaust and guages.
Then a TS chip..that way any of the great tuners can burn their tunes.
6.0 trans cooler..31 row.
You will probably need a WW or a housing or a turbo upgrade with a chip as you will get some surge.

If you deside on injectors your HPOP will be fine with stage 1's. 180cc stage 1's will require a better HPOP as will stage 2's. Small Hybrids a 17* will be fine but not with larger ones..a stock 99.5 split shot injector with tunes will benefit with a aftermarket HPOP

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Old 02-13-2012, 03:23 PM
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thanks for the help, again. I just thought it would be easier and get more for your money to replace the turbo instead of doing a housing and ww. I here a lot of people with turbo surge after they install a chip. I guess it makes sense if your going step by step instead of all at once, like injectors, hpop,and gt38r.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:41 PM
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I think this thread kinda died, but I'm going with chip from TW and I just ordered the are housing and wicked wheel from extreme diesel. They had a 14% off sale for today only. I think between the chip, star housing and ww it should be a good combo.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:42 PM
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*ATS housing.
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