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Old 26 Mar 2004, 03:04 pm
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What would be a safe turbo to put on a stock nonturbo TE model with a 5 speed? The stock turbo for the turbo models is a lil small. Any suggestions?
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Old 26 Mar 2004, 04:30 pm
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The stock turbo maybe small but you can't exactely run high boost until you build the bottom end. I think you should consider it for a budget turbo build up. I think that the turbo and manifold assembly can still be had for $400USD, and it'll bolt right up to your motor. that'll leave you needing lines for the turbo, a DP, intake, an SAFC for fuel, and you're pretty much set to run about 6-7PSI. Then you can always add in an intercooler (DSM side mount is nice and cheap) and bump the boost to 8-10psi. Once you get the bottom end done and a return system added you'll be able to crank the boost right up [8)]

But if you really want something else a Saab turbo will work and is fairly cheap, as is a DSM turbo.

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The stock turbo maybe small but you can't exactely run high boost until you build the bottom end. I think you should consider it for a budget turbo build up. I think that the turbo and manifold assembly can still be had for $400USD, and it'll bolt right up to your motor. that'll leave you needing lines for the turbo, a DP, intake, an SAFC for fuel, and you're pretty much set to run about 6-7PSI. Then you can always add in an intercooler (DSM side mount is nice and cheap) and bump the boost to 8-10psi. Once you get the bottom end done and a return system added you'll be able to crank the boost right up [8)]

But if you really want something else a Saab turbo will work and is fairly cheap, as is a DSM turbo.

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Give a fella a hand and tell us in lamines terms, please.
$400USD? Where, I have only found them for 3-4 grand. What is the DP (I assume downpipe), intake, SAFC for fuel, intercooler DSM side mount? Also when people say "bottom end" what does this mean?
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Old 26 Mar 2004, 04:52 pm
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The stock turbo maybe small but you can't exactely run high boost until you build the bottom end. I think you should consider it for a budget turbo build up. I think that the turbo and manifold assembly can still be had for $400USD, and it'll bolt right up to your motor. that'll leave you needing lines for the turbo, a DP, intake, an SAFC for fuel, and you're pretty much set to run about 6-7PSI. Then you can always add in an intercooler (DSM side mount is nice and cheap) and bump the boost to 8-10psi. Once you get the bottom end done and a return system added you'll be able to crank the boost right up [8)]

But if you really want something else a Saab turbo will work and is fairly cheap, as is a DSM turbo.

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Here's a new PT/SRT unit on eBay. By the way, his picture is reversed.

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Old 26 Mar 2004, 05:03 pm
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Sweet so this would be ready to go then correct?
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Old 26 Mar 2004, 05:18 pm
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Sweet so this would be ready to go then correct?
That depends on your definition of 'Ready to go'. It is the manifold and turbo unit. You'll still need all of the additional plumbing, blah blah blah, but for someone that has done custom turbos before, this is a very cheap first step in getting it done, and it greatly reduces the time it takes to get it done, since you won't have ot have someone fabricate a manifold for an aftermarket turbo.

This is not something you can do yourself, nor is it something that should be tried by someone that has no experience doing such things.

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I was thinking of throughing the bid out and see if I could get it to put it in in the future. Of course I would have a professional install it. I just wonder what the total cost would be for everything.
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I was thinking of getting it just to have as a spare to use for a core if I had the wheel made bigger by Turbochargers.com or someone, but I have other priorities right now.

Every once in a while you see a whole PT Turbo engine and tranny on there for around $1500 or less from a wrecked vehicle.



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Old 26 Mar 2004, 05:33 pm
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Jack,
I have other priorities too, but that is a great price. But I show in whole amounts. I try to price the total cost involved to see if I really want to spend that much money. I don't know anything about turbos but are learning.
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If you got that off of ebay, all you'd need to do is go to the dealer, get the lines for it, a DP, and have an exhaust shop bend you an intake pipe, and a turbo to TB pipe.

I would recomend a SAFC, and a boost gauge, and a boost controller to keep teh boost down.

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