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post #1 of 17 Old 10-30-2012, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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I have done numerous searches and found good information but nothing that really answers my question so thought I would try to get everyones input.
Truck in my sig has almost 250k. After I put the DP tunes on I got the (I guess common) turbo surge while pulling my toy hauler. And found that many are saying to replace the housing. So here is where it get complicated to me. 250k on stock turbo if I am going to touch it I should rebuild it IMO, seals are leaking anyway good time to do it i would think. So rounding up from what I have found 500 for the housing, 200 rebuild kit, time to send it off and balanced ?? replace the exhaust side while there?? Then I saw a few good things about the bolt on? 38R 1500 and no down time, but then do I have to upgrade my injectors. I am not after a race truck, I want a reliable daily driver and tow rig on long weekends. Or is this truck even worth the work/money?? I love it but its almost 10 years old.

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is there lots of shaft play? how come it needs to be rebuilt. you can buy most of the seals if those are just leaking.
the housing always fixes surge. wicked wheel sometimes does.
and you dont need any programming changes if you swap in a 38r. will run it fine.

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Thanks for the reply. I just figured 250k was a lot on a turbo and it was a good idea while i was there to rebuild it. I haven't checked it for shaft play.

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You can get the rebuild kit and do it yourself, it's pretty easy. For the cost you can aslo look at the van turbo. The have the bigger exhaust side so they don't surge.

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You can get the rebuild kit and do it yourself, it's pretty easy. For the cost you can aslo look at the van turbo. The have the bigger exhaust side so they don't surge.
Where can you pick up one of these van turbos? I'm considering swapping my turbo out or upgrading my exhaust housing.
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http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mem...rfish2011.html

Contact this guy right here. He is good to deal with and usually has a van turbo for a good price.

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I would go with a 38R and be done with it. You do not need aftermarket injectors with the 38R, it uses a ball bearing cartridge so spool up is very quick, especially with a chip. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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I would go with a 38R and be done with it. You do not need aftermarket injectors with the 38R, it uses a ball bearing cartridge so spool up is very quick, especially with a chip. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
The reason I'm not going with a 38R is because I've been told that you have to upgrade your injectors. I'm confused?
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Theres a lot of misinformation out there. That couldnt be any less true. The GTP38R spools very quickly even with stock injectors due to the ball bearing cartridge. I would be willing to bet that at least 75% of people running the 38R have stock injectors.



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I would just take and put reseals in the turbo and upgrade the wheels while you are at it. So far this has worked great for me and much cheaper than buying a new turbo.
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