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  1. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Hey guys, sorry for anyone who asked questions and I didn't reply. I stopped getting notifications and got caught up with replacing my suspension and now a baby on the way! @Greasy and others, if you are still following the thread and still have questions, let me know, I can reply now...
  2. Dsilverline

    M1009 6.5 TD swap?

    I second that, I figure if my newly turbo'd 6.2 ever blows I would swap in some sort of 6.5 variant. I'd be curious to see how that plays out.
  3. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    I did a little reading and from what I found it's typical that a more free flowing downpipe and exhaust will enhance the turbo whistle goodness, I mean plus the added performance ha. Might as well get all that and a better crossover and let the puppy breath!
  4. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Bought parts from all over the place: Amazon, eBay, Summit, Pensacola Diesel, Heath diesel, Conestoga Diesel (haha!), Silicone Intakes, hardware stores, and maybe some more I'm forgetting? lol The one side of going the GM route is there is a lot of items you need to source, it's fun in the...
  5. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Nothing special for the turbo really, yep, it's a GM8, works for me!
  6. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Aaannndddd video! Prolly wondering how it drives? It's great, totally different truck now. Pulls hard, can really get moving, much lower EGTs. The diamond eye exhaust sounds mean. Turbo whistle is really cool. I think the custom injection pump and full size downpipe/crossover are probably...
  7. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Alright, the day has come- this project is complete!!! It's been a long project but good to stick with something and spend time doing everything as high quality as I possibly could. Some last little items I had to do - Didn't end up building a cold air intake, realized there was plenty of...
  8. Dsilverline

    6.2/6.5 Turbo Build

    Nice CUCV man! Lot's of good upgrades on there. Just fired up mine for the first time with my turbo upgrade mostly finished.....was nice to see it all work. At this point I'm starting to think it would have been a faster project if I had pulled the motor after all haha. I didn't rebuild my...
  9. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    It was a big day today! Got this baby running! Pretty exciting starting it up. Everything looked good, just a quick fix for a leaky injector line (thank god it wasnt under the turbo manifold. This thing sounds mean as hell, still going to build a CAI, install exhaust, tune boost etc etc but it...
  10. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    That's right! Some days are just tiny bits of progress but it's still moving, gotta keep after it.
  11. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Another update finally! Hurt my back a bit and so had to take some time off of the project. Back at it though and made some good progress. After final fitmet I realized there just wasn't enough clearance between the exhaust manifold and the fuel supply and return lines. Did two things, switched...
  12. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    That's right, it's definitely a game of patience! No pics w/ a stock crossover, I don't believe they will work unless you swap out the drivers side manifold to a 6.5 version or weld on the old exhaust flange like I did here (at a minimum). The aftermarket versions are plentiful and cheap enough...
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    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Alright, finally got some time to continue on this! Have a temporary crossover setup mocked up. Got a 2.25 to 2.5 reducer online and welded a section of the old exhaust to the new 2.5 crossover. I temporarily have a section of flex exhaust between the two cut crossover sections as I think I'll...
  14. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Seems it's pretty hard to find time to work on this project lately. Makes me wonder if I'll even finish it in time for winter! At least I got a little baby step in. Bought a turbo oil supply/return kit off of Amazon with braided hose, AN fittings (along with a ton of other stuff, $37) to hook up...
  15. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    Yeah, I can confirm it's a lot haha. If anything, having a NA 6.2 teaches one patience...at least until you get sick of it! I would think a stock 6.5 downpipe would work (can't confirm that) but most people wouldn't want to go that route anyway because its a squished little flattened thing that...
  16. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    And some more baby steps....Odds and ends- got the turbo master installed on the turbo and making the Oil drain line from hose and AN fittings. Still figuring out the downpipe scenario. With all my test fitting I realized that with my booty fab shock mounts in their location I can't currently...
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    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    The longer 6.2l injector is pretty tight against the manifold but I'd certainly try whatever I could if I needed to down the road! Not much progress lately due to other life responsibilities, house projects etc, but making baby steps. Last night I started cutting out access for the downpipe...
  18. Dsilverline

    Turboing a 6.2l build (another one)

    So I took a second look at things and found that with some needle nose pliers I can get to all the return lines without loosening up the manifold if I need to replace down the road and these appear to be legit return lines so I might just run with em. The one thing to note is there are two...
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