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Turbo a non turbo

Posted by ModRacerDSM, Oct 31, 2011

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  1. ModRacerDSM

    ModRacerDSM Proven Member

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    I am looking to turbo my 95 rs. I know it isn't the best car to turbo, but to be honest it needs more HP and torque. My first question is, is it possible to turbo my car (with a decent turbo) without doing a full engine rebuild. My second question is, what would be a suitable turbo for my car? I was looking into either the t3/t4 or a gt45 turbo. Not sure if that would produce too much HP for my engine. Any info is greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. boosted99_420

    boosted99_420 Proven Member

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    Yes its possible, go to Hahn they have the best kit for the 420a engines i have seen. But if plan on going for more than 8psi you need a complete engine build.
     
  3. Josh97eclipse

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    Hahn is a waste of money, piece together your own kit.
     

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  4. Bud92gsx

    Bud92gsx Proven Member

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    8 psi so like vtec for eclipses..LOL..Ok I'm done with the funny buisness now..
     

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  5. ModRacerDSM

    ModRacerDSM Proven Member

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    Any suggestions on where to start to put my own kit together?
     

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  6. Anubis_4_99

    Anubis_4_99 Proven Member

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    buying the parts you need?

    turbo
    manifold
    intercooler
    piping
    downpipe & exhaust
    something to tune with
    wideband O2 sensor
    fuel pump
    AFPR
    a decent clutch if you plan to shoot for decent power
    oil lines
    tapped oil pan
    wastegate if your turbo isn't internally gated


    there's more but thats a pretty good list to get you started.
     
  7. Leonthefaded

    Leonthefaded Supporting VIP

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    + 1 I'm going with a Godspeed Turbo, a universal 1 sided FMIC, Ebay piping, and some SS braided plumbing, HKS SSQBOV, Vortech FMU, AEM Wideband, Walbro 255(May or may not need) Cast iron Log Manifold (Godspeed), and a Throttlebody Spacer (May or may not need) This is all going on my 98 GS. :thumb:

    Its going to cost less than half of the Hahn Kit.
     
  8. BoostedPhoenix

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    The Hahn kit is pricey but they did all the work for you. If you want a fun project start reading and reading and read some more. You won't have any shortage of results if you start searching for "420a turbo" .
     
  9. chinexican

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    The Hahn kit has everything you need to do a basic setup that won't blow your motor. Granted, it's expensive (I had the money to spend since I just got back from deployment). If you can source the parts list of what it comes with, you can use that as a shopping list. I ran it without a wideband or a tune for awhile and it ran just fine but a good tune is preferred so you're not running too lean. Don't plan on running more than 8 psi with stock internals any more and your oil pan might end up with this in it...

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  10. BoostedPhoenix

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    This is why my 2litre is now forged :cool: mine didnt make it quite that far but that is impressive :thumb:
     
  11. Leonthefaded

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    Sweet mother of God
     
  12. chinexican

    chinexican Proven Member

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    I have my wife to thank for that (kind of). She was driving when it happened and felt so bad that she bought me a SBR Stage 3 block. It goes well with my SBR stage 2 head. I hate the term stage but whatever... it's built. :D
     

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  13. Josh97eclipse

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    I am also going with a Godspeed turbo and a ton of other goodies. Im not getting a log manifold though, to plain for me.
     

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  14. Leonthefaded

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    I havent seen many other turbo manifolds that look like sturdy for our 420's:hmm:
     
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  16. Alex7747

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    you'd be the first 420a guy running that turbo..that i know of LOL
    http://www.dsmtuners.com/forums/newbie-forum/306184-anyone-had-any-experience-gt45-t4-turbo.html
    just go down a little..youll see it haha
     

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  17. Leonthefaded

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  18. ModRacerDSM

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    So pretty much if I want to run more than 8psi on the trubo, I would have to rebuild the engine?
     

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  19. Alex7747

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    depends on the turbo, tune, condition of the engine..and the tune. get a good tune and I'm sure you could run more then 8 psi.

    do you have any links?
     

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  20. VelocitàPaola

    VelocitàPaola Moderator

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