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hey any one thought about or know any logistics on swapping a turbo from a 6.7 onto a 2nd gen.
I don't know about the mounting, but if you could get it mounted, i know you would have to have some sort of controller for the variable geometry vanes.
Mostly i just love their crazy whine at idle, and i think if you made it work right, it would probably make your truck a little bit more efficient... and i would imagine that it would be able to cool a bit more power than an hx-35.
Any thoughts?
 

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I've thought about this as well, not sure how you'd control the variable vanes though, but those type of turbos are very awesome, it's kind of like having a set of twins. I would like to figure out if it's possible to do it.
 

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they might be different but that doesn't mean that you couldn't make an adapter or modify exhaust manifold.

the other major advantage that i forgot to mention above is the built in exhaust brake... that would be awesome
 

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You can make anything fit, it usually just takes a bigger hammer:rof
 

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still wouldnt be worth it, last time i replaced a 6.7 turbo the retail price on it was about 2900$... might aswell buy an aftermarket one and install an exhaust brake...
 

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thats assuming that you can't pick one up for cheep, when someone upgrades theirs... eventully they will become more available and cheeper
 

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There are a few on Ebay that seem to be reasonably priced. And when you take into consideration what it is, Its not that unreasoably priced. I'd compare it to a ball bearing turbo for spool and flow and with its e-brake capabilities. A Garrett or Turbonetics turbo costs $2000 and an E-brake another $1000. Thats the same price as a new one.
eBay Motors: 2007-08 DODGE RAM CUMMINS 6.7L VGT HOLSET TURBO CHARGER (item 190223055651 end time May-24-08 09:05:34 PDT)

I would consider swaping one or even a HE351 off of a 04.5-07 for a stock to 425hp truck
 

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I wouldn't suggest the swap unless you have some way of making a PWM signal. That is how the Vanes open and close. It isn't just an on off switch. I don't even think a variable resistor will work. I may be wrong. I am a little more screwed than others as I have 5" exhaust and can't find a manufacturer that makes one for 5". Hell the engine is fully capable of one.
 

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Pacbrake makes 5"???

my 97 has twins and ht3b is 5" so it is 5 all the way back.
 

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It isn't even a PWM signal it is a full blown CAN message. There is a can message to control a stepper motor and gear drive to shuttle the sleeve...not that I was looking to putting one on my truck or anything :w: I picked one up on ebay for 175 bucks.
 
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