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Old 09-29-2013, 12:03 PM
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Turbo rebuild kit?

My truck has a little over 205,000 miles and I want to put the gen 2 ww on. I was thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea to rebuild my turbo since I had it off. My question is, what rebuild kit should I go with? Dieselsite and RiffRaff have kits with 270 degree replacement bearings while a couple of companies on eBay have kits with 360 bearings. I like the idea of the eBay kits because they come with new o-rings and seals. What kit do you think would be best? Thanks in advance.
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It's best to take it and get it built at reputable turbo shop that way they can re-balance the shaft with your new wheel on it. 360 thrust bearings are better but beware of what you buy on eBay.
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I bought the 360 kit from Barder turbo and a WW2 from Diesel Site about a month ago. Got the Ford HD truck dealer to install them here in town. Labor was about $400 and I had almost $350 in the rest so for $750 I have something that I know is worth a crap instead of buying a stock reman turbo. For the money it does great but still is nothing like a 38R for low end power even with stock injectors.
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unless you have lots of shaft play just get the new wheel and change out the pedestal orings.
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Thanks for the responses. I found some videos on YouTube and the rebuild does not look that hard so I'm going to do that myself using the dieselsite rebuild kit. I found a local turbo rebuilding shop that i will be taking the shaft and wheel to to have have balanced.
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