Pusher Intakes offers many different performance parts for many makes and models. Today, we’re highlighting their Pusher Max kit that will allow you to upgrade to a compound turbo system for your 2006-2007 LBZ Duramax. If you’re wanting to really make some horsepower, you’re going to need the air to do it. Jacob Allenbaugh, CEO of Pusher Intakes, gave us his thoughts on upgrading an LBZ.
“We offer compound turbo kits for the GM truck, from the 2004.5 (LLY) and all the way to a 2010 (LMM),” said Allenbaugh. “We are also about to release the continuation of this product line for the LML-equipped trucks.” This means that all of the late model trucks that are gaining popularity fast are nearing the capabilities of compound turbos through Pusher Intakes.
This Pusher Max Kit is compatible with most BorgWarner and Garrett chargers, and users can provide their own turbos and utilize Pusher’s kit to plumb; or, have it arrive as a complete system. Pusher takes fitment seriously, hence the CNC-machined and laser-cut flanges for flawless mounting to Duramax engines. Fully TIG welded plumbing offers a beautiful look, while still containing all the boost that users can throw at it.
All of the high-pressure exhaust pipes come ceramic coated and heat wrapped. Also, unlike others, they install with no modification to the existing air conditioning, fuel, coolant or oil lines. Like the exhaust pipe, the four-inch downpipe installs with no alterations to the factory fuel filter housing, nor the air conditioning dryer.
“There are many key things that a lot of customers don’t consider or realize when it comes to compound turbo systems,” said Allenbaugh. “The factory turbo is a great charger to use in a compound system. It works great at factory level power, up to 750 horsepower. It yields great driveability and tune-ability, too. If you decide you want more power later, simply dropping in a modified factory charger like a 4094 and upsizing the compressor wheel in the S475 to an 80 will yield right at 1000 horsepower without having to change any of the hard parts in our system.”
Other than gaining more horsepower and torque, the compound turbo system also touts better mileage and decreased exhaust gas temperatures. “I’ve had great feedback from my customers running the Pusher Max system,” said Allenbaugh. “On some of our mild street to tow trucks, we generally see a 2 to 4 mpg increase, a 200-300º F decrease in EGTs, and a much quieter cab environment. The two turbos act as tow mufflers basically, which is the reason for the quieter driving experience.”
“One of the most often overlooked items in a compound system is the turbo mount,” said Allenbaugh. “Supporting a 50-pound atmospheric charger correctly is very important. Doing this incorrectly leads to guaranteed headaches during install, and over the life of the system. We have the most robust mount on the market and have over five years of testing it on PELA Motorsports’ Mega Truck, in addition to tow, street, and drag applications.”
Pusher strived to have the most efficient kit that connects to the factory turbo. They are proud to say that they have spent countless hours on the positioning of the atmospheric charger in the engine bay, the better to minimize the impact it would have in its surrounding components, as well as maximize the efficiency. “This means you’re not making modifications to the truck during the install that can’t be undone if you need to at some point,” said Allenbaugh.
Knowing the street truck market, Pusher has designed these systems to be installed in your driveway. “We include colored instructions that will walk you through each step of the kit,” Allenbaugh said. “Every single nut, bolt, washer and even the wire loom is clearly shown in the instructions to ensure proper completion.”
These complete systems are stocked in six colors and are ready to ship same day. It’s clear that gaining more power is key, but why not dress up your engine bay since you’re already there? For more information, get over to Pusher Intakes website and get your truck boostin’ today.