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Old 01-09-2011, 12:17 PM
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Question Rear-ish mounted turbo

I'm seriously considering a backyard DIY turbo and getting a kit like this one:
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I'd put it after the cat and I'm still researching what kind of turbo I want, but what do you guys think? Anyone else ever put a turbo on their 5.9?

I can't run too high as my compression is already up from shaving my heads. The cam I got REALLY kicks in at 2800RPM, which would be able to sweet spot of a turbo spooling up.

I'm not looking to make 1000HP, but a more realistic 50hp. I think anything higher than that would have serious issues for my transmission and the relatively light rear end.

And, Superchargers are out of the question - just too damn expensive.

What do you all think?
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I think that would be so SIKK! Let me know if it works out. I'll do one!
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It would be pretty easy to do, weld all the charge piping if going remote! Any motor can take 5-6 PSI easy, and that should be at LEAST 50 RWHP
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If you do this, I'll be so unbelievably jealous it won't be funny. You'll have to make up a build sheet, because I would love to do all this to my truck with the shaved heads, cam, and turbo.
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I would love to do that. I have no idea what the cost would be. some turbo w/ internal wastegate, the oiling, plumbing, and turbo flange which would probably have to be custom fabricated. But once you have those it would be TOO easy.
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Didn't even realize what the hell you were getting with that kit. My god, intercooled with t3/t4. Just gotta bend some pipes basically... all for $500
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I only worry about the quality of the turbo. Probably melt the impeller right quick, then it'd barf the guts out the tailpipe. And all of those kits are manifold mounted, none are remote mounted.
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That would really be cool but I would likely have to get someone to help me that knew alot more than I do.
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