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    I know Stallion has used them and was able to offer some advice, but I am curious if anyone else has with success or failure?

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    Im runnin a 600 shipped set a turbos and its making insane power.i went from turning 7K on 20lbs with a brand named s480 single to twin on3performance twins turning 7300 loaded well at 14lbs on detailed b i cant say nuff about them they plain work

    Bbc id go with vsracing.com gt45's with proper turbine ar to match your motor needs

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    I've heard some good and some bad about import turbo's.
    To me it's not so much a factor that the imports are so much cheaper, it's that the American made units are not all that expensive in the first place.

    The cost of an off the shelf 75mm Borg Warner the size several of us are using is about $ 625. and that size will support 1000 hp
    On the Detroit Diesel 60 series that runs the 75mm Borg Warner turbo those turbo's run for hundreds of thousands of miles.
    Their proven and durable. Parts are easily available.
    That is not an overwhelming expensive part relative to the rest of the engine and boat assembly.

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    S475's are good turbs dont get me wrong cuz i do like them but they are too much turbo for most guys here which ends up a laggy setup.why run 1000hp turbos to make 1200-1400? Proper sized turbos wld spool so much quicker and be in peak . id spend the money on increasing headflow either by the cam or headwork before id overspend on more turbo than needed.ive got 1200hp worth of turbs now compared to 1400 worth and the results are blowing me away so far and i dont credit it all due to single vs twins.the cam change that peaks above 7k instead of blowing past the lil cams peak by 500rpms.im finally building power where i can use it.peak power at peak rpm is the ticket what good is 1400 if its at 6k and a boat runs at 7k? blowing past peak power with turbos is a prob i see and its not being addressed.

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    It is an interesting discussion to be sure. I have some Rayjays I am looking to put new seals etc on, and just weighing all the options, but I would like to stick to a t04 and would love to do draw thru for another couple years before making the leap to blow thru or FI. I own a bus company, so I 'get' the BW argument.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unchained View Post
    I've heard some good and some bad about import turbo's.
    To me it's not so much a factor that the imports are so much cheaper, it's that the American made units are not all that expensive in the first place.

    The cost of an off the shelf 75mm Borg Warner the size several of us are using is about $ 625. and that size will support 1000 hp
    On the Detroit Diesel 60 series that runs the 75mm Borg Warner turbo those turbo's run for hundreds of thousands of miles.
    Their proven and durable. Parts are easily available.
    That is not an overwhelming expensive part relative to the rest of the engine and boat assembly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    I know Stallion has used them and was able to offer some advice, but I am curious if anyone else has with success or failure?
    No problems here . I got my GT45s from VS racing. I was going to use the Borg Warner's, but I got such a good deal on the whole setup, I decided to try them. Couldn't be happier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    Im runnin a 600 shipped set a turbos and its making insane power.i went from turning 7K on 20lbs with a brand named s480 single to twin on3performance twins turning 7300 loaded well at 14lbs on detailed b i cant say nuff about them they plain work

    Bbc id go with vsracing.com gt45's with proper turbine ar to match your motor needs
    How did she do this past weekend? What's your overall impression of the new set up?

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    Its making stupid power now seth lol way more than i expected from these turbos. so far the difference is nite and day.i ran a few passes at 14lbs this wknd and it banged my limiter at 7400 around 500ft into each pass i changed nothing hardware or pump wise and now the boat is just processing more thru the pump since im making power where i use it my cam peaks at 7200 so it looks like im gna be ditching the methanol completely and be on pumpgas 91 alone itll do well at 16lbs on pumpgas so why run it any harder? @ 14lbs its making wayyy more power than my single setup did near 20lb and 7k same boat/pump setup nothing changed... right cam, right turbos for me woke up my boat. i added almost 50lbs to the boat but picked up so much power where i use it that now im fightn a loading issue.lite boat big lite power has its own drawbacks. im stoked with my cheap turbos that came with same warranty my expensive ones have.
    the vsracing.com gt45's are proven turbos, google search it and youll see the many forum reviews.

    last trip out summer 2013 108 900ft 6900rpms 18-19lbs
    first trip out summer 2014 112 500ft 7300rpms 14lbs ( around 500ft id see rpms climb and feel/hear limiter banging 7400)
    id say its runnin better time for impellor change and 16lbs at 7200, sell the a.i.s. system.im gna build a forged 5.7 pretty soon also, keep it same compression and shld pick up nearly 100hp more,im making well over 3hp per ci now so just adding cubes is gna put me over 1100hp gta like that on pumpgas gtn boost from cheap turbs. the entire engine program ill have less than 5k in after buildng a forged shortblock.i expect the new mill to last yrs...
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    They recommended twin 69mm...seems a little small for a 540.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    They recommended twin 69mm...seems a little small for a 540.
    Who is they? What are the rest of the specs ?

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    the vs racing gt 45's:

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    They know the turbos and they know what theyll support. if your hp goals are met by 69mm then id stick with it.too big a turbo and itll be laggy to small a turbine wont rpm for shit.its all about finding that happy medium that flows what ya need into the intake and what exhaust turbine will let it out efficiently. I know alot of ls guys run the 69mm as well up to 325ci.double that ci for twins and youre at 650ci and not cramming 8cyls thru 1

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    I know Impatient's boat was hauling a$$ and on the limiter pretty quick.
    It sure impressted me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    Its making stupid power now seth lol way more than i expected from these turbos. so far the difference is nite and day.i ran a few passes at 14lbs this wknd and it banged my limiter at 7400 around 500ft into each pass i changed nothing hardware or pump wise and now the boat is just processing more thru the pump since im making power where i use it my cam peaks at 7200 so it looks like im gna be ditching the methanol completely and be on pumpgas 91 alone itll do well at 16lbs on pumpgas so why run it any harder? @ 14lbs its making wayyy more power than my single setup did near 20lb and 7k same boat/pump setup nothing changed... right cam, right turbos for me woke up my boat. i added almost 50lbs to the boat but picked up so much power where i use it that now im fightn a loading issue.lite boat big lite power has its own drawbacks. im stoked with my cheap turbos that came with same warranty my expensive ones have.
    the vsracing.com gt45's are proven turbos, google search it and youll see the many forum reviews.

    last trip out summer 2013 108 900ft 6900rpms 18-19lbs
    first trip out summer 2014 112 500ft 7300rpms 14lbs ( around 500ft id see rpms climb and feel/hear limiter banging 7400)
    id say its runnin better time for impellor change and 16lbs at 7200, sell the a.i.s. system.im gna build a forged 5.7 pretty soon also, keep it same compression and shld pick up nearly 100hp more,im making well over 3hp per ci now so just adding cubes is gna put me over 1100hp gta like that on pumpgas gtn boost from cheap turbs. the entire engine program ill have less than 5k in after buildng a forged shortblock.i expect the new mill to last yrs...
    That's awesome. Glad to hear good results. Anxious to see some pics of the new set-up and video of it running

    Tmoore, can't wait to hear about your ride set up similarly. Gonna do it?

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