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Old 02-06-2014, 02:03 PM
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Time for turbo?

Hey fellas,

I have gotten to a point where I may want to go to another level with my rig in terms of performance. It has 160k miles on it. Got the Hydra chip, exhaust, intake, etc. If I did want to get 38r turbo, what else do I have to do to the truck? HPOP? Injectors? Obviously custom tunes from PHP for sure. I want more power and lower EGTs and also more turbo whistle is always neat.

Thanks for any input.
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you dont have to get injectors or hpop.

its an upgrade even on a stock truck. but it will help you fully utilize new injectors.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:36 PM
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Just doing a turbo wont hurt the truck? I still have to get custom tunes from PHP correct?

When do you have to run injectors and HPOP?
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Just doing a turbo wont hurt the truck? I still have to get custom tunes from PHP correct?

When do you have to run injectors and HPOP?
The 38R is a drop in replacement turbo that will work just fine with stock injectors and HPOP. I have personally run that combination.

I can't speak for PHP's tuning, so you may want to get a hold of them and ask them if they modify tuning for just a 38R.

You only have to run bigger injectors and HPOP when you want to go above the power limits of stock injectors.
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What sort of HP gain are we talking? Lower EGTs are a benefit as well, correct?

How much louder is this turbo?
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The turbo as said is a direct drop in. It is a good bit louder than a stock turbo. mostly the off idle acceleration has a sound like a cartoon ghost would make if that makes any sense. sort of a howling noise but not really annoying if you like turbo noise.

no other mods would be needed for a 38R. I'm still running the tunes on my truck that were burned for the stock turbo as I am lazy and don't feel like sending my chip out to be running stock for a week or so....
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No horsepower gain on an unchipped truck.
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No horsepower gain on an unchipped truck.
The truck is chipped! PHP Hydra and it works flawlessly. Do I need to adjust the waste gate or anything on the truck when I do this?
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You still won't gain any real power until you go to bigger injectors. It will lower EGT's in the meantime though.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:50 AM
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Understood. Stage 1 ejectors from BD diesel a good choice to couple that with the turbo?
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