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Old 24 Sep 2014, 09:51 pm
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Hi guys. I have a 2009 Cruiser Non turbo. It's my wife's car. I've never really liked it at all. Haha. We were about to ttrade it in recently but things changed and now I'm stuck with her. But hey...time to make the best out of this bad girl. First things first I changed the springs and leveled it out with eibach springs and sway bars. Now I want to turbo her. Can anyone give me a quick "how to" on swapping this thing from non turbo to turbo? Any and all help would be appreciated. I'm ready to install an exhaust system but I'm holding off until I figure out how possible a turbo swap would be. Thanks cruiser heads!!!
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Old 24 Sep 2014, 09:55 pm
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The subject has come up numerous times. There's no easy/fast/cheap way of doing a swap.
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Old 18 Jun 2015, 02:32 pm
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Drop engine oil pan change the crankshaft and rods then sshould be ok with that and then just run 11/14psi that said gl
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Old 18 Jun 2015, 08:20 pm
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Buy a wrecked turbo car, 04-05, and swap all the turbo goods into the 02, this includes the entire dash and engine compartment wiring harnesses, computer, radiator and charge air coolers, transmission cooler and a/c condensor, engine and transmission ( unless turbo car is 185 HP lite) then use your transmission.
If shift is auto stick use the auto stock shifter, wiring will take care of shifting for you.
You can also swap the front end rear brakes for four wheel discs and bigger rotors, calipers.
There is more but you can look for deeper information after you come up with a complete parts Turbo car.
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Old 19 Jun 2015, 12:40 pm
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sell car ,buy turbo car..swap not worth it...
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first 4 cylinder,it sure aint no 8....2004 2.4 base pt 5 speed wires,screeming demon coil, stage 1jet chip,strut tower bar,airraid setup..nothing fancy...NO TURBO
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Old 19 Jun 2015, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by 3rcruiser View Post
sell car ,buy turbo car..swap not worth it...
if i had said this I would have gotten "hammered"

you could not have said it better!
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Old 19 Jun 2015, 12:50 pm
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Drop engine oil pan change the crankshaft and rods then sshould be ok with that and then just run 11/14psi that said gl
Wow you really are lost. Sorry but it needed to be said if you were serious here.

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