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Old 03-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #15
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Name: dzljon
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Originally Posted by pac_master_7 View Post
What joelc79 is saying is that the he451 and he551 from fleece are pricey. But there is a reason for that. First it's a variable nozzle/vane/geometry (not sure which) turbo. Any of those 3 will make the price of a turbo go through the roof. Plus, then you add in that Fleece (a very reputable name in diesel performance) is the one's that MAKE them. Make being the key word in that. They don't purchase their turbos from other companies. They make them all. Not trying to preach Fleece, but there is a reason why they cost that extra penny, and it isn't because they are junk.
Either of those 2 turbos that are mentioned would be great for towing be cause of the variable vane/nozzle/geometry (not sure). Which in essense makes them smaller at low RPM, MPH, Boost, and fueling and then as all of those rise in number they begin to get bigger and flow more air.
agreed! i would also like to add, if it is not better than what the factroy did is not a upgrade in my book and to do something correctly is not cheap, is there turbos out there that perform very well? yes! but when you take a the variable turbos that flow just as well, have an exhaust brake built in and you have complete authority over tuning it exactly they way you use it, this is the best towing turbo option IMO so either use the HE351VE over a larger charger or put on a 451 or 551 either option is going to be $2500+

1999.5 F250 superduty CR Cummins installed

Last edited by dzljon; 03-24-2012 at 11:57 AM.
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