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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:54 pm 
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Picked it up nice and cheap, EA 3.9 MPFI. Wanting to know what to do to give it a little extra something. At the moment it's stocko so it's a nice clean slate . . . ideas please ppl :D muchly appreciated
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:37 pm 
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Turbo it... its the only way :)
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:41 pm 
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sounds sweet. do u have any idea what the power difference is? gotta justify it to the mrs :wink:
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:44 pm 
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try 200rwkw plus with a basic turbo setup.....

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:46 pm 
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and dont it pisss HSV drivers off when they get flogged by an old EA...
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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:27 am 
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that's the main thing . . . :D
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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:20 am 
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Before you get too excited about bolt on power, it will cost about $3000 to do a turbo setup, and how many k's has the motor got on it, by about 300,000 k's with a turbo they go down hill very quickly.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:22 pm 
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Try 5 grand plus... mine had 270 000 kays and I only slowly killed it on 24psi... 10psi was fine for 10 000kays
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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:26 pm 
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CHEF wrote:
Try 5 grand plus... mine had 270 000 kays and I only slowly killed it on 24psi... 10psi was fine for 10 000kays


Depends how far you take it $3000 should get a semi decent 9psi - 12 psi setup.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:28 pm 
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nup, 3k wont do it dude...
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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:50 pm 
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well if u keep injs and ecu and s**t im sure a turbo setup can be had for 3k... it may suck balls but it will be better than no turbo.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:50 pm 
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Thats true, but the stock injs wont handle... havnt we been over this crap like a zillion times allready??
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