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garrett gtp38r turbo question

hey guys new to the 7.3 diesel and love love my excursion. local person has a garratt gtp38r turbo for sale for 400 bucks so my questions are.....

is it a good turbo

what can i expect out of this vs stock

price high low not worth the work



thanks in advance for all the help
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It's a good turbo and a considerable improvement over stock, but you may need tuning to realize the gains. One down side, it is noisy from what I have read and it's hard to rebuild. I honestly don't know what a used one is worth, it will depend a lot on the condition. New they are somewhere in the $1200-$1500 range if I remember right. So if its in good shape it seems like a good deal.

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Try spinning a turbo with compressed air and hit it with diesel clean as you inhale at the turbo outlet, I call it a turbo bong.........that's some good stuff, makes you come up with all kinds of crazy ideas.


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x2 on the loudness. In town it didn't bother me, but on the highway it gets kind of obnoxious. Dieselsites ww for it calmed it down a bit though for me. Good turbo for mild upgrades, at 400 its a bargain as long as its in good condition.


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well here is the link to it, i know pictures are just pics but here it is
Garrett Turbo
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well here is the link to it, i know pictures are just pics but here it is
Garrett Turbo
did you already buy it?? If so get your money back


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no i did not wanted more info before i do something, it looks beat to me but c
ould have just been a nasty truck
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its not a 38r


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ok so what is this one then nothing any good, just curious
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