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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:38 pm 
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ok i know there is a sticky about turbo's and a DIY job but what i want is diff to that. im the sorta bloke who loves power and i wanna c what i can get outta my car stock but na thats too expensive... anyway, what i wanna know is what should i look for in a turbo to gain about 20-50kw outta it. its my everyday car and i just want an extra bit of go about it without spendin huge amounts of dollars on cams etc when i can just put a turbo on it and stick a pod on the end and get more power with less worries... i just want some direction as to what to look 4 with a turbo and whether the computer will handle it cos its only small amounts of power increase im wanting... for now anyway...

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:00 pm 
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just want an extra bit of go about it without spendin huge amounts of dollars on cams etc when i can just put a turbo on it and stick a pod on the end and get more power with less worries


Not going to happen with a turbo setup. Tuning alone will be just as much as a CAM for your car.

a turbo is not a bolt on upgrade - takes alot of messing around and Cost alot - as most ppl say Dont bother unless u have 10g to spend.
Ppl have gotten away with alot less yes - some not even with a tune.
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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:03 pm 
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yeah but i cant really justify like 400 for a cam that will give me 6kw at the wheels though...

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:06 pm 
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You can run a low boost setup (5psi) from what i've heard on the stock ECU and injectors, any more and it wont work.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:07 pm 
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There is more to cams than RWKW, remember you are changing the powerband/torque curve.

If u do alot of the install / pipe work yourself that can help save alot of cash.
remember turbo's arn't cheap for a good one that suits the application.
and by the sounds of it u might want to upgrade later on - if u skimp on stuff early u will just end up replacing later on when u want more power.

and as far as i know the stock ECU can handle boost.
Apparently Snort's EA runs stock ECU, and i think from memory Fritz run stock ECU for a while aswell.
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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:07 pm 
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well thats all i really want. i dont want anything huge simply cos i dont need it atm i just wanna give it a bit more go

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:09 pm 
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so what kinda turbo should i look at?? an old T3 or T4??

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:12 pm 
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from what i have read the work OLD and turbo do not go together well.

i think Chef's sticky he goes a bit over the choice in turbo, and there are other threads that go over that. im not sure bout which one u should get.
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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:12 pm 
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ive just done a budget turbo setup done most of it my self ,only bought what i had to and its cost me $6000 so far and ive still got a ecu and tuning to be done ,so id say unles you have $8000 or so spare dont bother

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:14 pm 
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by old i ment that the turbo model is old not a second hand one... soz shoulda explained better

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:20 pm 
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Got this from one of my ford magazine DIY turbo guides:

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A traditional favourite is the t04B P-trim with the 60mm compressor and 1.06 A/R ratio exhaust housing. Basically this is a cheap old school turbo charger cheap as chips (little as $200 second hand) and uses a T4 flange. While not as agressive or responsive as later turbo chargers, it will do the job just fine

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:23 pm 
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smiley235 wrote:
Got this from one of my ford magazine DIY turbo guides:

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A traditional favourite is the t04B P-trim with the 60mm compressor and 1.06 A/R ratio exhaust housing. Basically this is a cheap old school turbo charger cheap as chips (little as $200 second hand) and uses a T4 flange. While not as agressive or responsive as later turbo chargers, it will do the job just fine
thanx alot for that. thats the sorta thing im lookin for. i figure if i get a cheap turbo but good manifold then i can upgrade as i see fit. thanx for that smiley235

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:07 pm 
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[/quote]Not going to happen with a turbo setup. Tuning alone will be just as much as a CAM for your car.

a turbo is not a bolt on upgrade - takes alot of messing around and Cost alot - as most ppl say Dont bother unless u have 10g to spend.
Ppl have gotten away with alot less yes - some not even with a tune.
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10g??? call j-spec he will do you a decent turbo setup for under $4000... dont belive me???? give him a call yourselvs

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:01 pm 
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Who/what is "j-spec"???

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:19 pm 
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macca20042 wrote:
smiley235 wrote:
Got this from one of my ford magazine DIY turbo guides:

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A traditional favourite is the t04B P-trim with the 60mm compressor and 1.06 A/R ratio exhaust housing. Basically this is a cheap old school turbo charger cheap as chips (little as $200 second hand) and uses a T4 flange. While not as agressive or responsive as later turbo chargers, it will do the job just fine
thanx alot for that. thats the sorta thing im lookin for. i figure if i get a cheap turbo but good manifold then i can upgrade as i see fit. thanx for that smiley235


no worries, this will be a good learning experience if you try to do the setup yourself.

 

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