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Out of the T series a T61 suits a 3.3-3.5 liter dead square in its map. Incidentally a GT35 is literally the same profile as a T61 but In a ball bearing configuration. It is my opinion that although a ball bearing turbo seems to handle thrust better than a journal bearing from all the hype I don't feel there is enough data to support it. Some claim there is less resistance with the ball bearing. Still there is only claims. Typically, after a comparison with lesser performing turbo. I only use on all my personal engines journal bearings, I've to this day never lost 1 to bearing or thrust failure. I run over 60psi on my diesel and over 25psi from time to time on my slant. A 60-1 back in the day was THE turbo it really paved the way as far as turbo performance and really works well still to this day but..... A 60-1 does not match to a 3.3-3.5 properly, but it does perform well. The 66mm your looking at will be interesting as it will be a top end performer, just curious on how well the turbine section will delegate the exhaust flow. I'll be curiously watching.
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