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Old 02-16-2009, 08:24 AM
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I have an 01 LB7 with 100k miles on it, I am looking to do an inexpensive as possible (yeah I know it always starts like this) turbo upgrade!! Is a "cheetah turbo" an option?? Just seems to be more afordable upgrade, no install kit. Or should I be looking into something different? I have anothe LB7 with about 50k on it that I plan to do studs and gaskets on if I need to. Any suggestions or input would be appriecated.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:41 AM
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I have an 01 LB7 with 100k miles on it, I am looking to do an inexpensive as possible (yeah I know it always starts like this) turbo upgrade!! Is a "cheetah turbo" an option?? Just seems to be more afordable upgrade, no install kit. Or should I be looking into something different? I have anothe LB7 with about 50k on it that I plan to do studs and gaskets on if I need to. Any suggestions or input would be appriecated.
A Cheetah is not an option right now and they are 3250$ anyway... you can get a PPE GT4094 with install kit for that same price...
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:45 AM
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last i heard cheatahs were 3200$ and dont think the lb7 project went through , last i heard brayden can make them but said the cost was higher than he hoped i would check with him to be sure though . i have seen several s300's for sale here and on dp for less than 2000$. s300's would be a htt promax / bd supermax/ silver bullitt, they have enough air to support 600 hp good spoolup , can still tow heavey , the are a great turbo i have been very happy with mine .
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:46 AM
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:47 AM
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lb7 cheetahs are available by request last i heard
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:23 AM
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gt4094r all the way! The s300 also is a great chice and priced right.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:50 AM
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Mark Broviac at Danville Performance is another very good source of cheap turbo upgrades, custom bolt on modded stuff, ect.

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Mark Broviac at Danville Performance is another very good source of cheap turbo upgrades, custom bolt on modded stuff, ect.

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Danville is a company i'd recommend way before Brayden... but if I was you I would go with an HTT or GT40 seris turbo they are comparable in size and perforance.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:22 AM
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Another thing is my converter, I am currently running a 1057 Suncoast 3D I am pretty sure I'm gonna have to swap it out for something with a higher stall??
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:28 AM
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Another thing is my converter, I am currently running a 1057 Suncoast 3D I am pretty sure I'm gonna have to swap it out for something with a higher stall??
You should be alright. I have a 1057 in mine. But then my buddy has a 1058 and that thing is crazy when it couples. Not sure which one is better.
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Another thing is my converter, I am currently running a 1057 Suncoast 3D I am pretty sure I'm gonna have to swap it out for something with a higher stall??
You do not need to change converters at all I run the 1057 with my 4094 staging is not a problem at all
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:33 AM
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1057 in mine too.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:44 AM
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Thanks guys, I didn't want to buy another converter seeing how I just bought this one.
So hunt continues, how this HTT turbo I keep seeing???
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Thanks guys, I didn't want to buy another converter seeing how I just bought this one.
So hunt continues, how this HTT turbo I keep seeing???
There is some info on it and others in here http://www.duramaxdiesels.com/forum/...ead.php?t=1033
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:05 AM
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Mines been on for about 30k. Made 588hp with it last month.
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