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Old 05-21-2019, 07:11 AM   #681
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low594- Thanks, im glad you enjoyed my thread i tried to do best as possible on documenting, i lost motivation on building it for while, but a new lady in my life has brought it back, so i will be updating shortly on the new progress updates.
The fiberglass fenders i purchessd threw advanced fiber... but their customer service is garbage. If they tell you 1 month for them to be ready they really mean 2 months.... but i love mine, they were expensive but it will tie in the overall project very nicely when im done.
The up pipes were not the cheap ebay ones, they were the bellowed up pipes..... But honestly a waste of money if anything just have someone sand blast & ceramic coat the ones you have unless their cracked. The best thing you can do in that area is just remove the exhaust back pressure valve.
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glad to see you back, and wit ha lady who apparently approves of the bus! thats a win-win.



hey! since you are back here and i know you are much more turbo-educated than I.. does adding a wickedwheel2 to a GTP38R that has both a 1.0 compressor and turbine do any good? my bus has what is likely close to the "van turbo" which is a non wastegate GTP38R.. i'd like to see my boost come on a little more at lower RPMs to help with EGTs when the trans goes to a hiugher gear earlier.. I have mitigated the issue some by raising the shift points under heavier throttle so i shift later.. and maybe im over-sensitive on EGTs as they hit 1200 at times under load..



I get good boost in my high RPM range.. im pushing 21-22 lbs at 2500 RPM. and my EGTs tend to stay right at 1200 or so which doesnt bother me as they arent on the rise.. esp since im only likely to run that kind of scenerio for short times climbing a hill.. but I do have new injectors to install (15%)which means im going to be burning more fuel at some point if I allow the computer to do it..

interested in your opinions..

oh yeah.. engine is the Navistar 7.3 (T-444E)..

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Old 05-21-2019, 08:40 PM   #682
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cadillackid- thanks bud.. your turbo is the same as mine the only differance is yours is a ball bearing turbo. So i would not recommend you diy it. A whicked wheel is an excelent upgrade. Along side the compressor housing port you will not be disapointed. It had alot of tourque & got up to speed insainly easy., truth be told i kinda miss my smaller wicked wheel. The new larger 67mm wheel is nice but its less tourqe more upper. Egt jumps quick to 13-14 But thats cause i like to really get intouch with it. I have not taken it out on the mt. Trails but anxious to see how it does towing up a mt. Still fighting to get it smoged & registered...
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:55 AM   #683
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:30 AM   #684
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cadillackid- thanks bud.. your turbo is the same as mine the only differance is yours is a ball bearing turbo. So i would not recommend you diy it. A whicked wheel is an excelent upgrade. Along side the compressor housing port you will not be disapointed. It had alot of tourque & got up to speed insainly easy., truth be told i kinda miss my smaller wicked wheel. The new larger 67mm wheel is nice but its less tourqe more upper. Egt jumps quick to 13-14 But thats cause i like to really get intouch with it. I have not taken it out on the mt. Trails but anxious to see how it does towing up a mt. Still fighting to get it smoged & registered...

I was thinking a 62mm wheel is the right one to use? you are using a 67?



good to know on the BB turbo.. maybe i'll just send it out to have it rebuilt. if I port the compressor do I need a different size Tube?
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:48 AM   #685
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cadillackid i have the whickedwheel sitting around ill give you a good deal & send it send it your way if you like. Its just collecting dust.
I beleve it is a 62mm. I cant remember the specs id have to re look at them. I am using the 67mm. But not sure excatly what you mean by what tube your referimg to.???
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:11 AM   #686
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the 62 is im thinking the best option for me.. im looking to get more boost in the earlier stages.. up high im pulling 21-23. which is pretty high for a T-444E.. if you use a Wastegated turbo, navistar opens the valve at 19 to start...



inlet tube.. I still use my same inlet tube? im not sure if you were talking just porting the existing compressor or completely changing the housing..



if you werent across the country from me.. id just send my turbo to you and your shop to be worked lol
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:54 PM   #687
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cadillackid just port the existing compressor housing.
Unfortunelty our shop dosent do ball bearing turbos cause they are such a pain in the ass to work on.
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