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Old 11-24-2012, 05:07 PM
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Turbo question

Hello guys i am looking in to putting a 38r on my truck. Currently i have the stock turbo on it. I am getting 27 psi out of it. I have not closed the wastegate yet. going to though for more boost. Anyway I am wanting to put a 38r on the truck. I have been told they are not worth putting on. I dont know why. BD has one i they call it the thruster II i think its the 38r. How much power are they good for? Is it bad to close the wastegate on on to make more power? can you get a non wastegate housing for it? I am thinking about putting an external on it if i were to do this to be safe.

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Old 11-24-2012, 05:33 PM
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more boost doesn't mean more power..
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:49 PM
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more boost is just able to burn more fuel. there is no need to upgrade your turbo unless you have larger injectors
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:18 PM
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Everything has to work together for optimum performance. A 38r won't gain much if anything on a stock truck but will give you room to upgrade to larger injectors. Once you upgrade injectors you will want to look into upgrading fuel, oil and transmission then you will be back looking at upgrading the turbo again. It's a vicious cycle that never ends.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:05 PM
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Tell me about it. I stopped working on making more power to do my body work and paint job. Very addictive. Yes i have stage 2's in it. Working on a fuel system. Well piceing one together. I have my regulator and a mount made. But any way. I am wanting a bigger turbo with out alot of moddifying. My buddy has a modded h2e on his truck and he said it was alot of work. I was told the 38r so i could still use my new up pipes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:52 PM
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38r is a direct swap for the factory turbo. It will use the factory pipes but will change one piece in the intake. It will be a good match for stage II's.
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