"Hot" Side Unboxing - Twin Turbo Install

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The "cold side" and turbos just showed up. I'll go through everything for inspection this evening after I'm done with work but here are a few pics I managed to take in between Teams meetings....

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Last thing is I kept hearing Whipple was launching a Gen V 3.0 for the '15 to '20 but it doesn't seem like it was coming anytime soon so I just went this route.
I didnt bother waiting and went for the Whipple 2.9. Not sure the 3.0 will even come out as they are focused on the Ford 3.0 at the moment.
For me I’m just torn on the power delivery to weight ratio of our SUVs. It just seems that immediate torque from a supercharger would suit our heavier rigs better than the spool of a turbo set-up. That being said, turbos are more efficient and have a much higher ceiling of power potential.
I'm on a fresh install of a 2.9 with a temp tune (waiting on BBP) and I can say that power delivery is insane on the bottom end. So much so, that if the motor is colder, shifting into 2nd gear overpowers the traction control to the point where it spins into 2nd gear. Mind you, this is a 5.3 with 3.08s out back.
Now I just need to figure out gauges and a gauge pod to mount everything up and still look somewhat oem. Thinking TurboSmart and Aeroforce but still undecided at the moment.
I took a look at both of those. If you have a preference between the two, I would go Aeroforce. I just went with the Glowshift option. They make a black or tan triple A pillar pod. I'm put in a boost gauge and temp gauge for my intercooler system. Also bought a blank gauge for the 3rd hole cause I dont need it yet.

I looked at the Armageddon kit. Its sick and is very good quality. The only reason I didnt go that route was because I went with full exhaust before deciding to go boost...and I'm never lucky enough to sell used parts. Your build is going to be insane. Looking forward to seeing it.

If my planets align (probably 3 years from now) I'm going a little bit different route. Keeping the Whipple but going to do a rear mount turbo for compound boost when I am ready to pull the motor and do the bottom end. The turbo's spool lag will be more than overcompensated by the whipple, and when the whipple's power drops off at about 5k rpm, the turbo will be full on.
 

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