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Old 03-27-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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What would I have to do in order to get a turbo charger in my car? I need to know what mods I would have to get put in. Please help me out. I also was wondering what a good price would be.


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use the search function at the top of the page, there will be all the info u need

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This subject has been covered many times depending on what kit you may not need to change anything with the kit Tom's makes you have to change lil to nothing on your car
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What would I have to do in order to get a turbo charger in my car? I need to know what mods I would have to get put in. Please help me out. I also was wondering what a good price would be.
Short answer: have money. Lots of money. Did I mention money? It will not be cheap, and if you can find a cheap kit it will cost you in the long run when you destroy the motor. You're looking at maybe 5-8 thousand dollars (others correct me if I'm wrong?).
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you will not destroy your motor if you get good tuning.......define cheap....i think you mean cheap as in poor quality versus low cost, there are a few kits out there that are low cost anddecent quality(compared to the more pricey ones) and there are a few kits out there that are pricey and poor quality *ribbit*
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Well by cheap I guess I was thinking of something like the kits you see sometimes on eBay, you know the "I barely used this, trust me it's a good setup" type deal. Cheap as in no method of tuning or fuel management, which is an invitation to a problem. And then, yes, of course, a certain brand whose name I think we all know...
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No, not the "G" word!

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the word that strikes fear into the hearts of focus owners o no!!!
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Most turbo kits offered are pretty good value for the money, but when you buy an inexpensive kit, you're usually not getting as much as in one of the expensive kits.

The main thing to remember is that without proper AFR you will blow your engine, which means that after having bolted on everything, you need to do something about engine management.

You can go a rather popular way of getting a recalibrated MAF sensor, and a custom chip for your ECU, with respect to the amount of boost and temperature of air you will be running.

Or you can go with either good piggy-back management system, or standalone management system, in which case I recommend getting a MAP sensor, so when setting up your fuel management you have the actual boost in the equation.

What ever you do, you will need bigger injectors, 36lb or 42lb ones. The 36lb ones should be able to handle 222bhp.

If you have the money and the situation, I recommend you find a professional tuner which specializes in this sort of stuff, for example 1turbofocus.

If you are in this because you want to get your feet wet, and endanger your car as a hobby (no pun intended, that's exactly what I am doing), I recommend you go with a half-completed kit, which includes tubing, turbine, intercooler, cbv, instructions for that stuff, and then sort out the engine management stuff yourself, some suggestions; pectel t2, perfectpower smt-6, etc. And read a book about forced induction.
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how to run a good turbo setup:

My BASIC philosphy when designing a turbo kit

Find out how much hp/boost your internals/tranny are good for

Get the right mixture of air and fuel to run that hp/boost

provide enough spark to ignite that A/F mixture

AFTER you have decided all that, see if you can afford it...and no cheating by cutting corners...ping, ping, BOOM!

Easier said than done.....
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