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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question Buying a Dodgezilla turbo ? are they really worth the $$$

Getting ready to order my new turbo for my 12V Ford cummins crewcab on 40's


I'm running an 47RH auto trans, with 4.10 gears with 40" MTR's....all my reseach tells me that as far as aftermarket turbo's go...this is the best bang for the buck at around $800 ????




I plan to intercool the 89 12V and do some minor fuel mod's ....Do you guy's think this is a good choice

It's a hybrid HX40-35 turbo
http://www.citydiesel.net/dodgezilla...ml?cPath=32_34
Or is it way over priced ?


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Old February 1st, 2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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Seems a little price to me, since it is basicly a compressor wheel upgrade. The machine work to put a hx40 comp wheel on a hx35 is not that much and I would assume there are shops that will make a hybrid hx40/hx35 for cheaper. You could get a compressor upgrade from high tech turbo. You could also go with something like a s300.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:32 PM   #3
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i would go with an s300. much MUCH better turbo and alot more verstile when you put for mods on. give adam cornell a call 989-621-9806 he can hook you up and he knows his shit. after all he build a 1320 hp cummins himself (with the help of my machine shop) :)
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way too overpriced!!! weak shaft, and you have to buy a housing from em..
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i wouldnt buy the dodgezilla. the only decent reason to do a "dodgezilla" (35/40 hybrid) is if you have a stock hx35, and do they wheel and housing upgrade yourself. i dont remember what turbo you have stock, but it wont be an HX-35, so you cant do the couple hundred dollar upgrade. id skip the hybrid and go right to either an s300 (great turbo, but a little pricy) or a good old fashioned strait HX40. they are getting about dirt cheap, and have generally great performance. depending on how much power you plan on eventually, any of these would be pretty good, and only 300 smackers. (t3 flange, 3" outlet) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HX40-...Q5fAccessories

or this (T3 flange 4" outlet) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Turbo...Q5fAccessories

or this (t4 flange (adapter needed) 4" outlet) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HX40-...Q5fAccessories
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wow...almost everyone seams to agree that the hybrid isnt worth the $800 smackers ....


Glad I am in no hurry and have you guys hear on GL to thank for the info on alternatives..

All links and comments are appreciated

Thanks again....
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sure thing dood. id rather see you with a $300 turbo and have 500 bones to spend on a nice set of injectors!!
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i wouldnt buy the dodgezilla. the only decent reason to do a "dodgezilla" (35/40 hybrid) is if you have a stock hx35, and do they wheel and housing upgrade yourself. i dont remember what turbo you have stock, but it wont be an HX-35, so you cant do the couple hundred dollar upgrade. id skip the hybrid and go right to either an s300 (great turbo, but a little pricy) or a good old fashioned strait HX40. they are getting about dirt cheap, and have generally great performance. depending on how much power you plan on eventually, any of these would be pretty good, and only 300 smackers. (t3 flange, 3" outlet) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HX40-...Q5fAccessories

or this (T3 flange 4" outlet) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Turbo...Q5fAccessories

or this (t4 flange (adapter needed) 4" outlet) http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HX40-...Q5fAccessories
watch out with a hx40, there more laggy than a 35, but have the same shaft size, and some 40's are actually smaller than a 35. a 35/40 hybrid is much better than a 40 for mild power apps, because it will spool harder and sooner with the smaller housing.

and those are emusa chargers, kinda a cheap charger. not bad if you dont plan on pushing them very hard, but if you want top performance out of it id opt for a name brand turbo. or split em up into twins or tripples to reduce the work load on them. you could buy 2 new emusa chargers, pair them with your stocker and have a lightning quick spooling set of chargers, that will work great.

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sure thing dood. id rather see you with a $300 turbo and have 500 bones to spend on a nice set of injectors!!
a lot of times you get what you pay for that $300 turbo could turn into 2 or 3 $300 turbos lol. or maybe not too. but im with ya, always do the fueling first then the turbos, cheaper in the end. and you wont hate your truck.
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i know all about getting what you pay for. in his case the $300 one would work just fine and dandy. thats why i suggested it. there is never a one size fits all solution. an hx40 wont be much if any more laggy than what he has now. he doesnt have an hx 35. hes got one of the giant 23 or 26cc exhaust housing first gen ones, whatever they were that year.

its easy enough to turn up the VE pump to run a 40 that its almost dumb not to.
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