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good replacement turbo for series 60? ( 2005 )

I'm looking to replace my Turbo soon just for pm and also add the

Pittsburgh power manifold. I basicly planed on going to the dealer to get a stock Turbo but does anybody have some suggestions on this. Maybe something that would be a good fit with the larger manifold. Thanks much

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Do the Pittsburgh Power Turbo, eliminate the waste-gate! I did a BorgWarner turbo and wish I had got the PP..

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The Pittsburgh Power turbo is Borg Warner, so you probably saved $200.00

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hamjtrucks, Did you also do the ported/coated manifold from PP or Bully Dog? To get the most out of that non-wastegate version, you need to get overall exhaust flow improvement. I have only seen the best results when someone does the manifold, a high flow muffler(s), and a turbo blanket along with that non-waste gated turbo, regardless of brand. The PP turbo is a T6 turbo like the Borg Warner 171702, the deluxe version they have is like the high end BW S400SX4-75, which is based on the 171702 turbo. They are interchangeable, but the S400 has some internal improvements. A non-wastegated turbo requires a faster exhaust flow to give the best performance. It is like taking the nozzle off of a garden hose. A wastegated version has a smaller body and acts like a nozzle on a garden hose.... by channeling the exhaust thru a smaller orifice, you get a faster flow, but you also get a lot of restriction. A non wasted gated version reduces the restriction, but you need faster overall exhaust flow to compensate. That is where the ported/coated manifold comes in, and the turbo blanket keeps it hot and flowing. And of course, the high flow mufflers are like pulling out the cork from your exhaust stacks.

It just never seems to work out quite right when you only do one thing. The only part of this puzzle that seems to give decent results all by itself, is the high flow mufflers.

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A 2005 should have a VGT turbo so you haven't got much choice unless your deleting the EGR

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That would be correct.

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cliff, I plan on the manifold and will probably do the PP. Jackie has one on her truck and has had no problems, I was concerned that it being a stock manifold that had been customized that it might not last but hers has quite a bit of time on it, so I think it's OK. Do you think the S400 is enough better than the 171702 to justify the cost difference? I like BullyDog's manifold but it's more costly!!

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The PP manifold is a good one. Compared to a Bully Dog, it is 6 of one, half a dozen of the other. They are both solid manifolds that flow nicely. Just get the best bang for your buck. I got a Bully Dog within the last month for $1450 total cost, from Truck Customizers, delivered to my front door. PP is going to have a tough time beating that price. Either will blow a stock manifold out of the water in flow rate and longevity. The increased flow, along with the subsequent lower EGT's are what make these last. The stock manifold is restrictive, and the resulting EGT's are higher. and it absorbs more of that heat, since it doesn't have the reflective coating. The stock wastegated turbo on the DDEC IV models just adds insult to injury.

The S400SX4-75 is a very good turbo. Roughly $150 more than a standard 171702. I would give it a thought if going over 500hp, but not the best value if staying at 500 hp or below. If developing serious hp, maybe even going up to a S400SX4-80 might be in order.

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