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7.3 Turbo replacement

I've got a stock 2000 7.3 4x4 with a bad turbo that seems to be filling up with oil. As far as replacement, which is better: the hi-po turbo or a stock replacement oem? The hi powered turbo's run about twice as much, but from what i've read they put out an additional 75+hp. Does anyone have any insight into this? Is there a reason (other than cost) that I shouldn't get the hi-po turbo? Thx.
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Totally depends on your long term plans for the truck. Are you going to chip it and do upgraded injectors at some point?

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I can tell you right now the turbo claiming 75+ hp is bogus, unless it's claiming that with bigger injectors. Have you looked at a 38r?

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i'd spend the 75 buks on a rebuild kit, and put ur $$$ toward the truck, to make sure its in PERFECT operating condition, before upgrading anything.

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Yes, I want to start doing upgrades on it. I've had the truck 9yrs. The only thing i've done with it so far is a Banks cold air intake. I'd like to get the exhaust done, gauges, tuner, and several other upgrades within the next year or two. I'm not experienced in this arena at all, but want to learn the best custom upgrades i should do, and i plan on keeping it. Is a turbo rebuild kit really a better way to go? Can you get hi-po kits or just stock? i've always been a R&R guy so i'm not familiar with rebuilding turbos.
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Well if your planing mods where I'd start if your planing up to 400hp is a GTP38r turbo, bellowed uppipes and a new pedistal.

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If i get the gtp38r turbine housing, can i order a rebuild kit for it and save some $$$? I haven't found a rebuild kit for these, only for the stock turbos.
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They really aren't rebuildable. If they go out you have to replace the center section as far as I know, but I haven't heard of a worn out 38r yet (doesn't mean they aren't out there).

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X2...really a throw a way turbo..
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this badboys' rebuildable...

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