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a.k.a. turbodan
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anybody ever put a turbo on a gmc 5.3? i need all the help i can get because the winter has started. i currently have a to4r 64mm turbo but i am open to anything
 

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Drive It Like Ya Stole It
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The consensus for putting a turbo on typically ended up as its more trouble than its worth, your best off spending the money on a supercharger. Im definatly not saying it isnt possible though. I would be intrested in seeing what you find out.
 

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a.k.a. turbodan
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as of right now the only way i am putting a supercharger on my truck is if i totally f*#k up the turbo kit. i know i can do everything except for the headers, which are going to be custom made for me. so when i do screw it up i will put a supercharger on and i will have spent double the money and learned the hard way just like i usually do. lol
 

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a.k.a. turbodan
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another thing i just did today is... bought a tb spacer and put it on and it wont work with the stock intake....yay more money i hadnt planned on spending
 

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a.k.a. turbodan
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its a poweraid tb spacer. with the spacer on there it sticks out too far and it hits the fan shroud and fan. i mean its not even close. without cutting up the stock intake, it wont even fit in there. i have half of the intake cut off right now to try to mold a flat peice of plastic over the hole but so far, not good. just a temperary fix till ii get my fipk, which i will still have to modify, i was told.
 

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i dont really see the big deal about the turbo being too hard.

Once you get the manifolds made, its just a matter of plumbing the piping. You could use an inline fuel pump to boost pressure with some check valves on your vacum(so the ECU doesnt see the boost)so you dont lean out, or get a stand alone.

plus turbos are way kool, i say do it!:waytogo:


im not really sure what your question was but heres a list of what you need off the top of my head.

turbo
manifolds
Intercooler(optional)
BOV
braided steel line for oil in and oil return
15' of hose for vaccum and a bunch of T fittings

thats really about it, you just have to find a way to get more fuel in there since your gonna have a lot more air:read:
 

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a.k.a. turbodan
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i can t use a BOV because once air comes through the mass air, it has to stay in. so i need a bypass valve. all i got to say is the project HAS STARTED. and i am trying to do it 100% myself.
 
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