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Old 12-04-2009, 08:12 PM
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I am interested in a squires Turbo System for my 2008 ram 1500 4.7 6sp. Does anyone here have this setup? I emailed the company and they claim it will work well on any engine. If anybody has feedback, I'd appreciate it. thanks

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never heard of anyone w/ it on the 4.7. I am sure some do, but I haven't seen any here.
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It should work , but just remember you have a stock bottom end . Don't crank up the boost and you should be ok . You don't want to blow it up .
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I love having power but since I live on a retirement budget, I'm more interested in mileage increase. I've heard this factor can be significant.
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I love having power but since I live on a retirement budget, I'm more interested in mileage increase. I've heard this factor can be significant.
hmmmm, It takes more fuel to make the mixture the truck wants to see w/ more air volume. It'd surprise me to see any decent power gain (50+whp)and mpg increase. I know 6 lbs of boost would create that kind of power easily, and is as "low" as most waste gates will allow, and I cant figure how you could shove that much air in and the computer not want more fuel.
I think the key thing here is tuning. Efficiencies (mpg and HP/TQ) are made and lost in tuning. What does STS suggest for fuel/timing compensation?!
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I'm not sure how forced induction can improve fuel mileage. I'd be a bit leery of that claim for sure.
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On their site, they claim most of their customers realize 1-3 mpg better than stock.
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A Turbo will improve the efficiency of the engine because it uses the engine to produce power through the exhaust. As long as you have the vehicle tuned right you will see a increase in MPG while on Highway and overall if you stay out of HIGH Boost. Increasing / Putting MORE AIR into the combustion chamber makes each intake stroke more efficient, each power stroke more powerful, and each exhale worth while. I SAY DO IT ....
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Even if you do get your 1-3 mpg increase, did you calculate how long it would take to make up the difference of the cost of the turbo and install? That could take quite a while and wouldn't be worth it on a budget. Also, you won't be able to turn the boost up at all (wastegate boost, like Greg said) or your engine will start adding more fuel to the mixture and your mpg will decrease. You will only see an increase on highway driving, so if you do much city driving at all, it wouldn't be worth it (for the mpg gains at least).
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