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Turbo conudrum...

Hey all! Been a while since I have been on here. Help spend my money...lol. Unfortunately, I just lost my KC S2R. And yes, I have been in contact with Charlie at KC. I am sure he is going to take good care of me. I have had the turbo a year and have really enjoyed it. It spooled quick. I have replaced it with the stocker 06 while I get this sorted. I am torn with my decision. After years of listening to the whistle, and I have an open vane tune at idle, I think I am done with it. The 06 turbo noise has been kinda nice, I guess I am getting old, lol. I don't think I want a stage 2 vgt, maybe consder a 1.5, however I don't really want to sacrifice performance. I currently run 190/30 injectors and am on 3.73 gears and 35s. I would't mind a bump in HP, just want something that may be a little quiter, close to stock spooling and has good street manners. I have considered a s362 and s363 non vgt as well with a smaller turbine. Only tow a flats boat currently, but don't want something that would make towing impossible. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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If you don't mind my asking, how'd the S2R fail? I've been waiting (somewhat) patiently for them to pop back in stock so I can grab one
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If you don't mind my asking, how'd the S2R fail? I've been waiting (somewhat) patiently for them to pop back in stock so I can grab one
It actually just blew an oil seal. It still performed nicely. Haven't got confirmation yet on wether it can be fixed.
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If you don't mind my asking, how'd the S2R fail? I've been waiting (somewhat) patiently for them to pop back in stock so I can grab one
Mine failed as well and they stood behind it and gave me a stage 2 non roller bearing. As I understand it the bearing is the culprit and the seal is collateral damage. Mine ran away running on oil from the turbo... got very lucky and got it in overdrive with the tc locked and was able to stall it. If KC can find a better bearing I will definitely go back to the S2R as it was amazing right up until it wasn't!

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Sounds like KC's pulled them down then until they get the bearing / seal situation sorted. Makes sense, they seem to stand behind their turbos (can't say I've heard anything bad about them!) Appreciate the info.
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Hey all! Been a while since I have been on here. Help spend my money...lol. Unfortunately, I just lost my KC S2R. And yes, I have been in contact with Charlie at KC. I am sure he is going to take good care of me. I have had the turbo a year and have really enjoyed it. It spooled quick. I have replaced it with the stocker 06 while I get this sorted. I am torn with my decision. After years of listening to the whistle, and I have an open vane tune at idle, I think I am done with it. The 06 turbo noise has been kinda nice, I guess I am getting old, lol. I don't think I want a stage 2 vgt, maybe consder a 1.5, however I don't really want to sacrifice performance. I currently run 190/30 injectors and am on 3.73 gears and 35s. I would't mind a bump in HP, just want something that may be a little quiter, close to stock spooling and has good street manners. I have considered a s362 and s363 non vgt as well with a smaller turbine. Only tow a flats boat currently, but don't want something that would make towing impossible. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Charlie is the guy to ask. See what he recommends as a replacement, I'm sure he's gonna treat you right.

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Hey all! Been a while since I have been on here. Help spend my money...lol. Unfortunately, I just lost my KC S2R. And yes, I have been in contact with Charlie at KC. I am sure he is going to take good care of me. I have had the turbo a year and have really enjoyed it. It spooled quick. I have replaced it with the stocker 06 while I get this sorted. I am torn with my decision. After years of listening to the whistle, and I have an open vane tune at idle, I think I am done with it. The 06 turbo noise has been kinda nice, I guess I am getting old, lol. I don't think I want a stage 2 vgt, maybe consder a 1.5, however I don't really want to sacrifice performance. I currently run 190/30 injectors and am on 3.73 gears and 35s. I would't mind a bump in HP, just want something that may be a little quiter, close to stock spooling and has good street manners. I have considered a s362 and s363 non vgt as well with a smaller turbine. Only tow a flats boat currently, but don't want something that would make towing impossible. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I have done a few nonvgt kits and I will say this if you think that Vgt is loud then donít even think about going nonvgt


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Charlie is the guy to ask. See what he recommends as a replacement, I'm sure he's gonna treat you right.
Yeah, I know. I am just going to send it in and go from there.
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Do tell... I got a chance to drive @junior125 's truck before he went the Cummins conversion route with 175/30s and an s363, I thought it was decent. I am really enjoying the peace and quiet of the 06 turbo right now, Lol. Maybe I am getting old or need to buy a 6.7. All I know is I like no truck payment and if I get rid of the truck or not I want it dialed in.
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whats the heaviest you're going to tow Chris, no matter which direction you go, you'll still need to keep RPM's up towing

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