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Old May 20th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default Turbo LQ9 Silverado

Just dropped a LQ9 in my Silverado in place of the 4.8... also had Dan Swartz add a custom tune for the pcm and trans. I have aquired a T4 turbo setup for it. Its off Ebay but whatever. Anyways the turbos blown up and I was curious if anyone was running a turbo LQ9 here and what turbo your running? And does anyone in here have one for sale? Not trying to spend a ton but we will see. I know the LQ9 isnt the best for boost due to the higher compression but fukc it.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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Old May 20th, 2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:03 PM   #4
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Look up on3 76mm turbo cheap and work well or a gt45 both popular in the ls world im putting one on my ls1
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Looked better before you put camper mirrors on it lol
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Sweet

Post videos once its running with the turbo!
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Old May 20th, 2014, 09:47 PM   #7
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not exactly the same but hot rod mag put a turbo on a 4.8l also
http://www.truckinweb.com/tech/engin...5_3l_big_bang/
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Old May 20th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #8
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http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/e...lock_for_3252/
http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/e...blown_alky_ls/
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Old May 21st, 2014, 07:56 AM   #9
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Look up on3 76mm turbo cheap and work well or a gt45 both popular in the ls world im putting one on my ls1
It had the Ebay Gt45 on it before and it seemed to work okay.. maybe ill just get another one of those! Ill check the other one out! thanks.

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Looked better before you put camper mirrors on it lol
Your just mad because its faster than your diesel and almost beat your new harley

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Post videos once its running with the turbo!
Thanks, I surely will!

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not exactly the same but hot rod mag put a turbo on a 4.8l also
http://www.truckinweb.com/tech/engin...5_3l_big_bang/
Ive read that article more than once. Simply amazing what these motors can do and then in the end to find out it was a 4.8 and not a 5.3 like they thought all along!!!
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Nice looking truck, how much do you have into the turbo set up?
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It doesn't roll coal so it must be broke
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It doesn't roll coal so it must be broke
Sounds like it rolled right past your "coal roller" and didn't look retarded leaving clouds of black smoke doing so.
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Sounds like it rolled right past your "coal roller" and didn't look retarded leaving clouds of black smoke doing so.
To bad he didn't race my truck, and my truck doesn't leave huge clouds of smoke when racing.
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Sounds like it rolled right past your "coal roller" and didn't look retarded leaving clouds of black smoke doing so.
Give it a couple more weeks, I bet we'll see stacks.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 09:40 AM   #15
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Nice looking truck, how much do you have into the turbo set up?
Thanks Chad, its done a lot of hard work. Probably more than half the diesels in oakland county. Right now i've got maybe a couple hundred bucks. I got it cheap off my cousin. He had it in his 79 trans am for maybe 1500 miles and is selling the car. I have to get a new turbo and some manifolds. I will also have to get bigger injectors and have @Dannn retune the computer again when I do it. After that ill have to start saving for a 4L80E swap. My 4L60E is holding up okay right now but I know it wont last even it is slightly built and only a year old.

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Yeah I havent raced him yet lol but ill probably win and he can read this as I pass him

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please take that stupid sticker off your truck
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No can do lol I hate diesels and there coal rolling bullshit
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It did come out about twice the size I wanted it to though
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Another thing im worried about is the wastegate being under the truck and this truck does see off road. How well are those two going to mix?
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