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Old 07-08-2008
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what do you guys think about a turbo kit i have found two universa turbo kits that could work on my truck in theory like http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDMS-...spagenameZWDVW
also i found one on sts universal turbos let me know what you think
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Old 07-09-2008
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This ought to be in the proper forum..

I personally like turbos for a daily driver. But I very much dis-like the kits that bolt on under the vehicle.

Several other things you'll want to do if you do add a turbo:

1) Increase fuel supply capability
2) Open up the exhaust a little (high flow cats & after cat)
3) One range colder plugs
4) Up the tranny line pressure a little
5) Keep the stock shift points
6) And most importantly.. get it dyno tuned using the fuel you want to run.

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Old 07-09-2008
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Originally Posted by wydopnthrtl View Post
4) Up the tranny line pressure a little
5) Keep the stock shift points Rich
Eh the op has a 5 speed .
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Old 07-09-2008
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do the 5 spds have a trans cooler? a secondary one might not be too bad of an idea. When I was thinking of going turbo with my neon, a book was recommended to me. "Maximum Boost" by Corky Bell. Tons of information. I never went through with it, but the book seemed to cover pretty much everything if you were looking to build your own kit.
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Old 07-12-2008
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wow....a decent turbo costs more than this kit. Why people go cheap on stuff like this is beyond me. They are expensive for a reason...you get better parts.

Good luck buying this and building an exhaust manifold for this, buying the bounting plate. Doing the down pipe. Mounting the actual turbo. All the electronics. Fuel system up grades. Not to mention drill and tap the oil pan for feed and return lines.

After you buy this you will need
bigger injectors
new intank fuel pump
some way to fab up the actual turbo and up pipes (cause this is universal and you won't get all the bends and enough length pipe)
tune it so it doesn't run like crap.
New spark plugs, possibly coil packs if yours can't handle it. The plugs have to be a heat range or two colder...which you do by changing the distance of the ground to the electrode.
and all the other misc. stuff you will need that I am forgetting.

The expensive turbo kits are all done for you and are bolt on. You save money on one thing with this but in the long run spend WAY more time and money.

Don't be stupid and fall for this. Stop being lazy and get off the computer and work. Your easiest bet is doing an SVO swap. The block can handle it and everything is there bolt-on-able for you.
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