86 Trooper Turbo Diesel

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86 Trooper Turbo Diesel

Postby sailingjacobe » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:07 pm

I was told I should ask the pup crowd for turbo upgrades on my C223t motor in my trooper. My stock turbo is okay. But I really want an upgrade with better spooling. I was thinking ko3 from a AAZ, but that would require some modding. Any suggestions?

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Re: 86 Trooper Turbo Diesel

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:43 pm

Welcome aboard. We have quite a collection of posts on that subject. I'd have to do some searching. I think there's some consensus on the optimum turbo. Here's one for starters:
My '85 long bed ver. 2.0 GT1548 turbo update
Also look through the posts by "Ronster".

Meanwhile, we'd love to get an "Intro" post from you -- see the request in the email you received from this site.


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Re: 86 Trooper Turbo Diesel

Postby Paul » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:09 pm

Jack - -

I tried to order a GT 1548 about 6 mo ago and found that this one is discontinued :( :(

Don't know if there is another that will directly bolt in or not.

'84 P'UP 2 wd diesel, 5 spd with 0.78 fifth gear and differential back to 3.73.