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How much difference between journal earing and ball bearing?

as the title states, i'm trying to determine what kind of seat of the pants difference one would feel between the two. I realize a ball bearing turbo will spool quicker than a journal, but how much quicker? i'll be running an 88mm turbo on my combo, with hardly any street time. (no street racing, just a few cruise-ins here and there) the car is primarily a hobby car with a few visits to the track each year, so the question is what kind of ET difference would i really see (if any) between the two? thanks for any help in advance.


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nobody has made a swap from a journal bearing turbo to a ball bearing turbo of the same size?


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nobody has made a swap from a journal bearing turbo to a ball bearing turbo of the same size?
You would only do that if you were a class racer and had a restriction on the impellar.

I had a journal bearing gt47-88 on my car...spooling wont be your problem, traction will be.
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i asked the guys at hellion when i bought my turbo kit, they told me it might spool up 100 rpm faster if i'm lucky and the biggest reason for the ball bearing is for longevity. my car's at full boost at roughly 2800rpm with a 62-1 if it helps any, kinda wish i had of bought the next size turbo now lol. traction is a major issue.

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thats what I needed to know guys, thanks!

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