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 Post subject: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:21 pm 
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Hey everyone,
I was silly enough to buy an FG XR6 N/A and not a turbo model lol. But now, I too want forced induction.
FTG Auto Salvage tells me they can order me in a turbo, piping and intercooler from Ford for about $6000. My question is, what modifications am I going to need to have this running. I have a 5spd but I'm not sure whats the difference between the turbo and non turbo models. Will i need an upgraded ECU, cams, do I need extractors, Cold Air induction, gearbox...?
As you can see I have no idea lol-
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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:17 pm 
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Hi,

I can tell you that extractors are out of the question, a CAI won't do anyharm, and your ECU should be fine, you'll just need to get it flashed tuned. I beleive the compression on both the NA and turbo models are the same, so thats a plus...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:25 pm 
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Good as, thanks dude. Will I be able to run the boost as high as the turbo model though. And also am I able to get the CAI before hand or is that something that should wait till the turbo and piping is in there. I got my eyes set on a SS Inductions Growler CAI ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:31 pm 
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if you are able to, sell your car and buy a turbo. a lot less hastle and everything will be stronger than if you turbo your xr6.

might be a bit hard if youron finance though

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:37 am 
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OBS35N wrote:
if you are able to, sell your car and buy a turbo. a lot less hastle and everything will be stronger than if you turbo your xr6.

might be a bit hard if youron finance though



This is by far the best option. Trade it in on an xr6t.
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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:41 am 
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i agree trade it in. if you turbo your N/A XR6 won't you have to also get it engineered

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:58 am 
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jerrytorry wrote:
i agree trade it in. if you turbo your N/A XR6 won't you have to also get it engineered


No engineers required as it was/is also avail as a factory turbo option, physically its the same body as the turbo variant. would you be better off finding a wrecked fg turbo and trip it down taking what you need and part out the rest?

Thats IF you don't go down the path of FTG or trade in. You will get RAPED on trade in though.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:14 am 
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I beleive the compression on both the NA and turbo models are the same, so thats a plus...


The compression on an N/A is 10.3 and the turbo variant is 8.8, this will limit you to boost and plus the internals are different (i think) so you would not have as much potential for power.

And you would need an engineers cert because the brakes need to be changed to match or exceed the performance of the Turbo Brakes, And emissions will be different due the the compression difference, engineers dont like that either.

I would do what every one else said and sell it and buy a turbo one, you will have greater potential less stuffing around and better resale value,
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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Not saying that your all wrong, cause I know your right... But geez doom and gloom for DIY turbo lots lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting an FG turbo into a FG XR6 N/A
Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:02 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
jerrytorry wrote:
i agree trade it in. if you turbo your N/A XR6 won't you have to also get it engineered


No engineers required as it was/is also avail as a factory turbo option, physically its the same body as the turbo variant. would you be better off finding a wrecked fg turbo and trip it down taking what you need and part out the rest?

Thats IF you don't go down the path of FTG or trade in. You will get RAPED on trade in though.

if you go to the wrecked insurance auctions ba bf turbo's can be had rediculously cheap from time to time, not sure on the fg's yet, once i clean my mums yard out of e series junk ill be looking at the local insurance auctions :lol:

 

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