Ball Bearing Turbo experiences- want to hear from you

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by ROBSREDFORD, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Hey Dice, Why did you replaced your PP turbo for the B/W stage 1, according to your year ago post ? Didn't your PP turbo last? Anyways......... I talk to Andre on Friday and he's out of those stage 1 turbos now. Says he will have more built by next week. Im running a 601hp file(5DS) with 58's and it runs great. And I know after I replace the turbo from Turbo exchange, it will be even better. As it is, its FUN to drive now.
     
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  3. Dice1

    Dice1 Road Train Member

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    Same turbo I bought from PP that is B/W and everybody says it is the samething as the PDI stage one. I just had it rebuilt and balanced while I had it apart to MicroBlue.
     
  4. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    UPDATE:
    I have installed my B/W stage 1 turbo which I bought in 5 pieces(2 housings,1 cartrigde, 2 band clamps) from Turbo Supply. The cost came to under $1400.00 with shipping.
    Now with the 5DS file(601hp) and the 58's injectors, let me tell you, what a difference like night and day. It is so much fun to drive, the boost gets up to 46psi and the pyro has not seen 700. I know I could change the trim codes which are at default now 1100, along with the fts and fls which are whatever the 5DS file calls for. Anyways, I very happy the way the truck is running so I might just leave it alone. What Im really curious about is I wonder how much HORSEPOWER Im putting on the ground.
    I also need to add that formerly the engine was a 5EK 435, but had been rebuilt with upgrade hard parts.
     
  5. allan5oh

    allan5oh Road Train Member

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    Interested to know if there's a suitable BB turbo for my 12.7 500 HP detroit.
     
  6. RHay

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    I've always heard the 5EK blocks are weak over 800hp. I know we've changed out to that cracked on the oil journal.
     
  7. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Thats why Im NOT searching for that much horsepower. Im limited which is all good to me due to Im in the state of Komifornia where we have the "CARB" gods tell us what to do :biggrin_25516:
     
  8. panda

    panda Bobtail Member

    Thanks for the info guys, meet same problem here
     
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