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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:27 pm 
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hey guys

what im askin has prolly been asked many times b4 but i cant seem to find it anywhere.

all i wanna kno is what people have paid all up (roughly) for there turbo/supercharged setups and the power they r getting. Thats everything done to have the car running properly and reliable (ntercooler, computer, injectors, fuel sys, turbo/exhaust, tuning, piping). now i guess wot i have asked here is just for a basic setup, thats all i need for now.

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:54 pm 
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5 to 10 grand, depends on what gear you buy and who does the labour...

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:44 pm 
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Also depends on what you have. Is it a 6 or 8?

If you are going for a TT setup, obviously it will cost more.

To get a Vortech kit put on mine (fully installed as well) it was about 7-8k (not sure coz it was on there when I bought the car), but I don't have a cooler yet. That will be worth abother couple of k installed.

Results, it jacked the power up from ~180kw @ flywheel to amost 300rwhp, and Im still loving it.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:44 am 
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I'd say if your asking the question then your not doing the labour yourself so cost will be
$10,00 - $15,000.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:27 am 
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$10K as others have stated...things just add up !

$1500 - $2K for a decent turbo (T04 - GT35/40)
$1000 for a manifold to suit I6 (Tuned length maybe more)
$300 for a dump pipe
$1000 for an intercooler + plumbing

TSA have a bolt on non intercooled system for $5500 (not installed AFAIK)...it's good bang for buck as it's all new with a tuned length manifold.

But once you have the hardware - you may need to change existing components to suit the turbo - ie injectors - stock I6 ones are 19lb, you'll want 24lb ($250) or greater...ideally 42lb ($500) would be nice to avoid having to use a rising rate fuel regulator ($300 if you do go down that path)...then you'll need a bigger fuel delivery system - intank 255l/h walbro ($180) would be good choice there...then you may need to lower compression which means cam (~$500 for a billet / $150 for a regrind - depends how custom *shrugs*), valve springs ($200), bottom end ($1000 with lower compression pistons and rings to suit, strengthened rods etc) to suit. Then you'll need an ECU to handle the boost - Wolf3d V4 ($1400) / Haltech E6K / E11v2 ($2200)

All this extra stuff adds up !

Then once you have it all in and running good...don't get pulled up by the cops lol !

Give chef's thread a read - Chris documented that pretty well - just be weary, getting the hardware is one thing...having it tuned is another :wink:

Both eat HUGE holes in your pockets :oops:

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:55 am 
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Mine cost a total of $6k + a few tools here and there as i fitted it all myself.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:27 pm 
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Mine cost a total of $6k + a few tools here and there as i fitted it all myself.


So did mine :)
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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 5:32 pm 
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Mine cost a total of $6k + a few tools here and there as i fitted it all myself.


So did mine :)


That's pretty crazy mate. Just goes to show how much money you save doing it all yourself, particularly if you know how to swing a welder...

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:21 pm 
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I am doing all my fabrication and mine ain't cheap. lol.
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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:42 pm 
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$10K as others have stated...things just add up !

$1500 - $2K for a decent turbo (T04 - GT35/40)
$1000 for a manifold to suit I6 (Tuned length maybe more)
$300 for a dump pipe
$1000 for an intercooler + plumbing

TSA have a bolt on non intercooled system for $5500 (not installed AFAIK)...it's good bang for buck as it's all new with a tuned length manifold.

But once you have the hardware - you may need to change existing components to suit the turbo - ie injectors - stock I6 ones are 19lb, you'll want 24lb ($250) or greater...ideally 42lb ($500) would be nice to avoid having to use a rising rate fuel regulator ($300 if you do go down that path)...then you'll need a bigger fuel delivery system - intank 255l/h walbro ($180) would be good choice there...then you may need to lower compression which means cam (~$500 for a billet / $150 for a regrind - depends how custom *shrugs*), valve springs ($200), bottom end ($1000 with lower compression pistons and rings to suit, strengthened rods etc) to suit. Then you'll need an ECU to handle the boost - Wolf3d V4 ($1400) / Haltech E6K / E11v2 ($2200)

All this extra stuff adds up !

Then once you have it all in and running good...don't get pulled up by the cops lol !

Give chef's thread a read - Chris documented that pretty well - just be weary, getting the hardware is one thing...having it tuned is another :wink:

Both eat HUGE holes in your pockets :oops:
I agree with most of what you said (you did forget $500 plus for a wastegate). Intercooler and piping can be had for half that (but then again it gets down to how much you do yourself). 42lb Ford Motorsport injectors can be had for $350 including shipping from ebay (thats aussie dollars). If you shop around there is money to be saved but the biggest saving will come from DIY.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:35 pm 
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Agreed - however not everyone goes externally gated from the start (sure it's nice to spend the big coin and make big power straight away!) - but the reality is, most people start somewhere and upgrade later - GT35/40 is a great starting point and very affordable since turbos dropped in price over the past 12-18 months...spending what I spent on my new hybrid T03/T04 could have bought me a GT35/40 with $100 change today.

The new hybrid coolers seem to be a bit of a hit - grgeat bang for buck and totally agree with seton05 - if you DIY, you save a heap - labour and expertise is the most expensive part when outsourced.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:02 am 
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Yeah cheapest coolers on earth! got mine for like 250, 15 for each mild steel bend (8) and a few hundred for silicon joins, 80 for clamps
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The JMM kit - which they are saying will give 250rwkw - is between 11-12k.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:59 pm 
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pyroay wrote:
I'd say if your asking the question then your not doing the labour yourself so cost will be
$10,00 - $15,000.



i agree with that. I've done quotes for close to $15 000 for falcons.

the only limmiting factor in the setup was the strength of the bottom end.

 

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