Is Aftermarket turbo the way?

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by sloshed, Sep 16, 2019.

Best turbo for this setup? Stock 2002 6nz Pete 18 speed

  1. CAT Remanned stock OEM

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  2. PDI BIG BOSS STAGE 1

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  3. BORGWARNER 1496 988 0000

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  4. Pittsburgh Power

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  5. A turbo not mentioned here

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  1. sloshed

    sloshed Bobtail Member

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    2002 6nz Pete with an 18 speed
    No tune and everything's stock except a PDI Big Boss 9445 exhaust manifold
     
  2. swaan

    swaan Road Train Member

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    Nothing wrong with the stock turbo if your not adding fuel and going to keep it stock. If your planning on running a tune or going to bigger injectors then aftermarket is almost mandatory
    ,depending on what tune and what injectors then it's down to turbo size itself.

    Why dont you tell us your plans so you buy the right charger the first time.
     
  3. sloshed

    sloshed Bobtail Member

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    My plans are to keep her solid and last the longest time with no trouble bringing the most revenue in..
    I just want to do it the right way the best way the first time


    man that sounded like a commercial :happy8:

    Thanks to your advice swaan I'll likely just be trying to just get a stock remanned turbo as it's $450 off atm unless they don't accept my old one and want to charge me a core. If they do that I'll be looking at either the borgwarner 177148 or 1496 988 0000...whichever one is better for this mostly stock setup? Well and also whichever one is quickly available without being flown in
     
  4. swaan

    swaan Road Train Member

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    The 177148 will be better if your going stock. It will spool faster and have more grunt off the bottom then the 0000 borg.
    Jake will also be a little stronger.
     
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    sloshed Bobtail Member

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    I ended up getting the 177148
    works like a champ :D
    thanks so much swaan! :biggrin_25514:
     
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