12 May 2016
T4 Non Waste Gated Turbos: Are They Worth It?
There is a big trend in the diesel pickup market to use T-4 non-waste gated housings as a turbo upgrade from stock. For many, it seems like a great alternative. Without waste gates, these turbos are cheap, often between $500 and $800 instead of the typical $1500-$2000 price tag. However, like most things in life, you get what you pay for. These T4 turbos, are generally created for OEM, are not manufactured for high performance vehicles but rather for small industrial, low RPM engines or gasoline cars that don’t have the same need most diesel truck drivers have like quick spool up, high top air flow, and high pressure ratios.