Turbo 1 or Turbo 2 ,, you choose

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  1. VIPR PWR

    VIPR PWR Full Access Member

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    Looking at options for adding a turbo ? Look no more !

    Turbo 1 ——.
    esthetically pleasing design to look at . Pricing within anyone’s budget ... performance gains lacking ...

    Turbo 2 ~~. https://youtu.be/IHTS5kiBsJw
    somewhat bulky , pricing varies , performance gains close to what is expected ....

    o_O
     
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    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'd choose the 3rd option. ;)
     
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    Lol. , you sure about that ?
     
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    Pretty funny for sure.
     
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    I remember reading the small 2011 FORD Ecoboost turbos spun at 220,000 rpm. That's faster than a Dentist's drill!! Crazy stuff.

    No power adders for me!
    Not on my truck at least.

    I'll have to wait for Spring now to see if I can lower that 11.88 1/4 mile. :)
     
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    Ok Ronnie ,, I’m going to have to put up option 3 for you ..
    these guys doing the video are great ... lots of product testing ..
    but check out option 3 ...

     
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    I'm not sure where you find this stuff. :eek:
    The brief shots of nitrous made quite a difference.
    I can't use much more than a 100 shot as my end gap is too tight and the cam profile is not great for nitrous.
    An 11.6 or even an 11.7 WITH NOTHING AS FAR AS POWER ADDERS GO, would make me smile, sort of like this: :D
    I might try some pvc with a spinner though
     
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    There is what was once a very popular upgrade totally N/A for our engines, not sure if you can still get all the parts but I suspect so.

    It's called the 5-4-3 upgrade. Gen 5 intake, gen 4 heads, gen 3 bottom end. With a good cam and possibly stryker heads instead of gen 4's which are pretty good BTW, you can make stupid amounts of power completely N/A ... No power adders of any kind and very reliable.
     
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    Yes, I went with an unported Gen III intake (having tried my own ported one); as I wanted more torque, not more peak horsepower at our elevation;
    Unported Street Striker heads,
    My own cam grind 234/236 (not very aggressive), Gen IV oiling system, Billet main caps, treated crank, good rods and 11:1 for pump gas. So, the short block is overbuilt. I'm still at 505 cubic inches.
    Lots of tweaking but the combo yielded very good results: relatively quiet, no smell and 18 imperial miles per gallon on the highway.

    Not a race truck (still with 4 cats, etc.) and other than removing the spare, still quite heavy (5585 pounds) with driver.
    Stock suspension with M&H drag radials.

    According to dyno pulls through the automatic trans and power required to run 115 miles per hour at nearly 5600 pounds, the flywheel power is sitting right at 800.

    So it worked out just fine.

    I like NA as it's a challenge to get the balance right where you want it.

    And yes the Gen IV heads are great performers, out-flowing the Strikers in the all important mid-lift area. Not that more flow is always the measure for more power, but in this case the out of the box Gen IVs work very well.