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Old 07-17-2005, 08:51 PM   #1
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has anyone here turboed an auto or know of kits and how reliable they are. i like the car but it needs ome boost


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Old 07-17-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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We did my sons S2 with nothing more than a jrsc and a few other bolt ons and the atx let go after appx 10k miles. Keep in mind that we bought this car new and had never abused it even after the install. Yes it was run, but never drivin like he stole it. I wouldnt do it. We did the mtx 75 swap after that.
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:04 PM   #3
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how hard and expensive was the mtx 75 swap?
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Well, it wasent as bad as you would think, but if you have to pay someone to do it for you, thats when it gets more expensive. I work for Ford and did it myself, but just recently this topic has come a couple times and i have checked to see how much our sources can get all the parts for. It would be appx $1100 for all the parts to do it. Its pretty extensive as far as swaps go for you to try it on your own, but if you ever try it, you can always contact me and ill help you through it.
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:25 PM   #5
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cool i dont trust my mechanic skills that much but i guess i can look around at speed shops when i get to virginia
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if i do have this done will it be just like a factory setup or will i have to buy special clutch parts for replacement? coul an svt 6 fit or would that be pushing it?
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Everyone says that you lose about 30 percent going to automatic. Does that mean that a person would get a 30 percent in power switching to a mtx. Also would I have to get a diff. aftermarket t/b and all that? How bout an ecu retune and SCT reflash???
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Swaps are do-able obviously, but I'm still a believer that it's simply a much better idea to go with a performance transmission as opposed to a MTX swap. Shifting is fun, I love MTX's, but if you're starting with an auto, may as well get a nice performance tranny. Keep in mind in a swap you're still paying all that money for a stock transmission, and very likely a used one...not worth the money IMO when you can drop $1300-2000 and get a brand new performance transmission.
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right now i have a turbo on my automatic and it s great so much power, and i know it wont last to the hp, but im gonna wait till it goes then swap with the mtx 75 that i have. i need a few misc. parts here and there but i can do most if not all the work my self.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:30 AM   #10
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what kit or turbo parts do you have on your auto
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