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5 Things Your LML Needs to Make 600HP!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in LML, LML Tuning, LML Power, Stealth 64, #CleanSweep, LML Performance, DTCleanSweep, HP recepie, 600HP LML

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2011-2016 Durmax HP Recipe:

Your 2011 - 2016 GM Diesel is powered by the LML Duramax.  This engine is capable on monstrous amounts of power while retaining some reliability, if you know what you are doing. 

 

No, it's not just for drag racers and sled pullers.  This level of power isn't even just for kids.  600HP is fun for the whole family.  You can have a truck that is reliable and still capable of having a little fun when you want it to.  That is why we put this simple list of 5 things you need to make 600HP and keep your truck on the road. 

Here are some other articles about LML Performance:

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Stealth 64 G2: LB7 Turbo Technical Data

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 9:43:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Stealth 64, Stealth, LB7 Turbo, LB7 Turbo Upgrade, 640HP LB7, G2, Stealth 64G2, LB7 G2, LB7 64G2

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Stealth 64 G2 Technical Information:

If you have an LB7 and are considering a replacement LB7 turbo, you want the best!  It has to be a turbo that is going to be reliable and meet your demands for performance.  You want something that is cutting edge, proven to work and a turbo that you can still drive or tow with everyday.  You need an upgraded LB7 turbo that is going to deliver.  And if you are looking for a Stage 1 LB7 turbo upgrade, you probably will look at the Stealth turbo line. 

 

Shopping for the best turbo means understanding what you need and what the turbo can do.  Here you can find the technical information about the Stealth 64G2 along with some insight as to what you should be looking for when shopping for an LB7 turbo upgrade. 

Other Articles About LB7 Turbo Options:

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Stealth 64 G2, New & Improved 640HP LB7 Drop-In Turbo

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2017 1:50:12 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Drop-In, Stealth 64, LB7, LB7 Turbo, Bolt on turbo

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640HP with this completely drop-in turbo:

The Drop-In turbo options for your 2001-2004 GM diesel Duramax are generally limited to about 600 RWHP.  Finally there is an option to take your truck that little bit extra without sacrificing drive-ability. 

The new Stealth 64 G2 is a direct replacement for your stock turbo.  It requires no additional hardware, pedestal, coolant line re-route or anything else.  Utilize your factory down pipe and retain a completely stock appearing turbo.

LB7 Stealth 64G2 Info Request

Stealth 64 G2 Unique Features:

  • 640 RWHP capable
  • Stock-like spool up
  • Great for towing and performance
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640HP LB7 Turbo

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Drop-In, Stealth 64, LB7, LB7 Turbo, Bolt on turbo

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640HP with this completely drop-in turbo:

The Drop-In turbo options for your 2001-2004 GM diesel Duramax are generally limited to about 600 RWHP.  Finally there is an option to take your truck that little bit extra without sacrificing drive-ability. 

The new Stealth 64G2 is a direct replacement for your stock turbo.  It requires no additional hardware, pedestal or coolant line re-route.  Utilize your factory down-pipe and retain a completely stock appearing turbo while being able to make up to 640RWHP. 

LB7 Stealth 64G2 Info Request

Stealth 64 G2 Unique Features:

  • 640 RWHP capable
  • Stock-like spool up
  • Great for towing and performance
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The Cummins Stealth 64 Turbo: Towing, Daily Driving and Performance!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins, Cummins Turbo, Stealth 64, Stealth

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2003-2007 5.9L  DROP-IN CUMMINS TURBO:

After the extensive testing we did in the Cummins Turbo Shootout back in 2013 we learned a few things about Cummins single turbo systems.  This test featured 5 turbo's, recomended by the manufacturer, analyzed and compared side-by-side.  

DOWNLOAD TURBO  SHOOTOUT DOCUMENT

If you read the article featured in Diesel Power Magazine or listened to the episodes we did at the Diesel Performance Podcast then you already know there was no clear 1 winner.  The reality of aftermarket turbo's is you have to sacrafice something to gain something.  So we set out to develop a turbo that could meet our requirements for being a great daily driver, good for managing EGT's while towing and something we could cause havok on the streets with.  

Cummins Stealth 64:

  • Great Daily Driver
  • Good for managing EGT's while towing
  • Cause havok on the streets!
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600HP with your LBZ!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in LBZ, LBZ Power, Stealth 64, SPADE

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What do you need to make 600HP in your LBZ?

 

600 RWHP (Rear Wheel Horsepower) with your LBZ makes one of the most fun trucks to drive!  They sound great, look amazing and feel like a rocket ship if you do it right.  

(Chuck Dilley's LBZ  was actually a lot more than 600HP when this picture was taken, but it's a great picture)

 

There are many recipes out there to make this power.  Each with it's own advantages and shortcomings.  Below you will find our recommendation assuming you meet this criteria:

- Drive-ability is crucial! It's not just about a number on the dyno, you want to be able to daily drive this build when you are done.

- You are NOT trying to sled pull in a 2.6 or larger class.  

- The truck must maintain its reliability.  You don't want to constantly worry about blowing a motor. Or maybe you tow with it and want to (or have to) still let the wife drive it once and a while. 

GET TUNED!

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What goes into making a top quality turbo

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 11:44:46 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Cummins Turbo, Stealth 64, LB7 Turbo, LBZ Turbo, LMM Turbo, LML Turbo, Diesel Turbo Options Duramax, Diesel Turbo Options Cummins, Duramax Turbo, LLY Turbo, Turbo Upgrades

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Manufacturing the best turbo possible takes top quality parts, a scrutinty to detail and multiple QC checks.

DuramaxTuner.com is excited to be manufacturing turbochargers in-house.  It has given us a chance to dial in what it takes to produce the highest quality aftermarket turbo for the Duramax and Cummins trucks.  

               

For those of you thinking about upgrading your turbo in the future, or if you are just a diesel performance nut, we thought you would like a behind the scene look of what goes into our Stealth turbo manufacturing.  

Other Turbo Articles:

Drop-In Turbo Option for LLY, LBZ and LMM

LB7 Duramax Turbo Upgrade!

LML Stealth 64 VVT, 620 RWHP Drop-In Turbo

5.9L Cummins Turbo, Towing and Performance

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Drop-In Turbo Option for LLY, LBZ and LMM

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in LLY, LBZ, Turbo, Stealth 64, Stealth, LMM

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Duramax VVT Upgrades:

 

The 2004.5-2005 LLY was the first model Duramax to be equipped with a Variable Vane Turbo (VVT).  VVT  technology provides quicker spool-up, better EGT control, and better overall boost control.  This is also commonly referred to as a VGT or Variable Geometry Turbo. 

To understand the basics of a VVT or VGT technology take a look at this VIDEO on YouTube.

The stock Duramax VVT turbo from 2004.5 until 2010 is similar.  Slight changes to each model (LLY, LBZ and LMM) were made in compressor size, aspect ratio, blade profile and other features.  Despite these changes, you will find the same peak power potential of approximately 530 RWHP.  As a Duramax performance enthusiast this is probably just not enough power to keep your interest for long. 

There are many upgrade options on the market.  Deciding which one is the best for you can be tough.  An endless amount of forum threads and user stories makes it challenging to decipher fact from opinion.  

Stealth 64 Turbo Product Links:

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1,045 RWHP Duraburb

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2016 4:47:54 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Duramax, Stealth 64, Duraburb, twin turbo

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1,045 RWHP Duramax Powered Suburban

 

 

"There are few things in life more badass than a 1050rwhp Suburban.  I can't say enough good things about the team that made it happen.  Between my shop guys burning the midnight oil, Bob tuning it, and our awesome vendors Exergy and WcFab.  This thing is incredible." -Nick Priegnitz

This 2004 Suburban was originally converted to run a 2006, LBZ Duramax at Duraburb in Apopka, FL.  Back then, the truck had just a built trans, small drop-in turbo and stock CP3.  Now, it's a tire shredding, family hauling, quarter-mile blasting MONSTER!

 

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LB7 Duramax Turbo Upgrade!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Stealth 64, LB7, Stealth

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO UPGRADE THE TURBO ON YOUR LB7 DURAMAX THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER FIRST

  • What is your power goal?
  • How do you use the truck?
  • Is there a sled pull class you would like to compete in?
  • What are your future plans for the truck?
  • Are your mechanical skills up to par for installing it yourself or are you taking it to a shop for installation?
  • What is your budget?
With so many options on the market, it's very hard to determine which is the best choice for you.  Of course you can always call each manufacturer and discuss what options they have, however you will still need to ask the right questions. I hope to save you time, money, and the headache of weeding through all of the hype out there and point you in the right direction in  how to select the right turbo for you!


What are your Power Goals?

Clearly defining your power goals will help you establish a game plan. No one wants to buy a turbo that will not work with their future goals for the truck. However there are some baselines that you need to set first; like are you going to build the motor?  On an LB7 we know the rods cannot handle more than 650HP.   So if you're not going to invest $15k-$25k on a motor build, there's no point in purchasing a turbo that is 800 HP capable.  On the flip side, if you are going to do a motor build in the future but want something more suited for the stock truck, consider a valley charger that will still work-in a twin kit.  This is a great way to maximize your dollar-per-horse-power. Below you will find a list of just a few chargers and their peak horse power. 

 

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