Well it is finally here, KC Turbos has spent the last year working on updates for our popular KC38R turbo, and now have the early 99 versions ready to go. We kept hearing about how great the Borg Warner sxe was... but with it being a standard rotation T4 turbo, it can be a little expensive to install on these trucks because it requires a "T4 mounting kit". We wanted to see how a reverse rotation, factory drop in, SXE turbo would perform in our dual ball bearing KC38R turbo frame. It spools faster, runs cooler, and makes more power. All testers reported how much cooler and cleaner their trucks run with the updated version. The power comes on much stronger and quicker with this new turbo, and this makes towing and daily driving much better.
The 7x7 wheel is modeled after the SXE compressor wheel -- same profile, similar shape and blade-style; however one major difference is it's reverse rotation. This improved compressor wheel is not only bigger, but stronger, with thicker blades, thicker hub and a thicker backing, making it much less prone to fatigue and wheel burst. The turbine wheel is much larger, 73mm vs the old 70mm. It is also a much taller wheel with larger blades. It does not just share the same "Dimensions" of the SXE wheels. It is the same shape, size, thickness, and blade profile as the SXE turbine wheel. Please see the pics to fully understand how much different the new wheel is. Even though the turbine wheel is much larger, it still spools much faster. It is crazy what modern turbo technology can do to a 20 year old turbo design. Most people focus too much on the "Compressor wheel" because that is what everyone can see, but the fact of the matter is 90% of the "Turbo magic" comes from the turbine side of the turbo, and we did our due diligence to make this the best option on the market.
This turbo spools faster, runs cooler and makes more power. All testers reported how much cooler and cleaner their trucks run with the updated version (reporting a 200 degree drop in EGTS).
**NOTE: POLISHED COMPRESSOR COVER OPTION CAN TAKE 1-2 EXTRA WEEKS LEAD TIME**
No other drop-in 7.3L Powerstroke turbocharger on the market compares (7.5mm vs. 6.4mm)
Recommended injectors: 180cc/30%
Minimum injectors: 160cc/0%
Maximum injectors: 205cc-30%
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All KC Turbo brand products have a 1 year warranty. The warranty covers any damages done during shipping, prior to installation, and if all installation steps were followed. If damage is done due to improper care of the purchaser's vehicle, warranty is void. Warranty's are non-transferable and are only offered to the original purchaser.
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