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Old 08-12-2010, 11:32 PM
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Upgrading turbo!!! Suggestions?

Hey everyone, I was looking around online just to look and came across a turbo upgrade for my X that I can afford!! Lol, anyways it is a Garret GTP38R ball bearing turbo 88mm with a 1.00 A/R for $1,600. What do y'all think? My X is mainly a daily driver, my wife drives it but she complains cuz it's slow and she wants it to whistle louder, but I drive it on road trips occasionally towing about 6,000-8,000 lbs trailer on the back.
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I'd do it. if my turbo ever poops out I'm gonna go to the gtp38r
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if she wants whistle the 38r will give it to her. it's a pretty stout turbo, drop in with no modifications and can support 550 horse
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dieselsite sells them for 1499
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i picked one up off of ebay for 1350, i plan on addin a high flow outlet and a non ebpv pedistal before i install it
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a new one for that price? got the link?
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Hey what's this EBPV I keep hearing about? Thanks for the suggestions guys, gunna order it soon once I learn all the details on anything else I should change while the stock turbo is out.
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Hey everyone, I was looking around online just to look and came across a turbo upgrade for my X that I can afford!! Lol, anyways it is a Garret GTP38R ball bearing turbo 88mm with a 1.00 A/R for $1,600. What do y'all think? My X is mainly a daily driver, my wife drives it but she complains cuz it's slow and she wants it to whistle louder, but I drive it on road trips occasionally towing about 6,000-8,000 lbs trailer on the back.
a 38r is a very good choice. You can't go wrong... I got mine for 1600 installed. But if you can DIY it's not too bad, just take your time and do it all right the first time.

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if she wants whistle the 38r will give it to her. it's a pretty stout turbo, drop in with no modifications and can support 550 horse
550hp? That's pushing it. There have been a couple that i know of but i wouldn't suggest it pushing the 38r that far.

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Hey what's this EBPV I keep hearing about? Thanks for the suggestions guys, gunna order it soon once I learn all the details on anything else I should change while the stock turbo is out.
EBPV- Exhaust Back Pressure Valve... , it is a valve located on the exhaust side of the turbo and it will open and close periodically to assist warm up.

I got rid of mine. Removing it helps exhaust flow a bit.
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What size is our stock turbo? Is the GTP38R a big improvement, basically will I notice a significant difference in the seat dyno? Lol
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