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ATS turbo housing not lining up with stock intake? (FIXED!)

I've got a bit of a situation happening here.
I've been fighting this turbo swap now for about 2 hours and can't figure this out.
The new turbo has an ATS ported 4in housing - and for the life of me, I cannot get the intake spider to line up to the turbo horn.
I don't want to take the turbo back out for something that should be so menial...

Am I missing something? I need to get this back up and running by tonight.
here's a pic, thanks for any help


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And your sitting on the pedistal correctly? Looks like the boots are loose for the intake Y?

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That sucks Patrick. Hope you get it figure out bud and wish I could be of some help, but I have never worked with the turbo on a 7.3.


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Its hard to tell from just one picture but it looks like you just need to push it down and back?

Can you take any other pictures from a bit further back?

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And your sitting on the pedistal correctly? Looks like the boots are loose for the intake Y?
the pedestal itself was not taken out , only the turbo.
the new turbo is in, and seated on the pedestal fine - and even managed to get the up-pipe collector lined up, and the downpipe and got the band clamps back on. Had no issues there.
It just seems like the ATS horn is almost 1/8 longer than the stock.
And yes - I have the boots loose for the intake because I had to take the intake out since I have the EX, it sits back a bit more than the F250.
so to get the turbo out, I had to pull the spider.
But yes - I still have the intake boots loose because I'm trying to finagle intake to mate up to the horn. the bottom seems to mate up, but I can't seem to get the top fully mated.


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Hum... nothing sits different between an Excursion and a pickup...

Just saying.

Beyond that I would say loosen the turbo from the pedistal... Did you mention you swapped the entire turbo, not just installed a housing? are you sure its not a 38R with a clockable housing?

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So went ahead and pulled the intake boots off, now even more WTF's...
Only way it seats to the horn now. But it's in direct contact with the drives side plenum, and i've got a huge - misalligned gap to the drivers side plenum.
this is crazy.


drivers side, showing it mated (without the boots.)


drivers side pic of the misalignment and gap


drivers side - close up.


Passenger side - spider is in direct contact of the plenum


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IS THE HOUSING CLOCKABLE???

Did you swap an entire turbo or just the housing?

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I think I found part of the problem.
I looked at the 'stock' housing from the turbo I took off - "THERE IS!" a slight angle of the horn towards the drivers side.
The ATS 'does not' have this - it is a straight out. I busted out the straight edge, and placed it against back-plate the snail connects too. on the stock, there is a about a 1/4 inch gap.
on the ATS - the edge of the horn is below or past the back plate - which is causing my misalignment. <sigh> now I need to figure out what to do.


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IS THE HOUSING CLOCKABLE???

Did you swap an entire turbo or just the housing?
No, the housing is not clockable. It has the internal alignment for the GTP-38 housing.
I swapped the entire turbo (short of the pedestal)


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