|10-06-2012 10:37 PM|
|zx3redneck||Thanks guys I've been looking at getting the 8psi turbo kit from fswerks cause I was looking at the engine specs nd it says the stock head will only hold about 10-12 pounds so I don't wanna be on the verge of messing anything up but thanks 4 all ur help|
|10-06-2012 06:29 PM|
|grayzx35speed||Youd need a manifold setup for a Turbo if you plan om boosting it.|
|10-06-2012 12:16 PM|
yep, and hes right, there is really no reason to replace the intake manifold unless your going to be pushing insane amounts of boost! that manifold will hold just fine. whats your HP goal? if its a low goal you really dont need to do anything to your engine to get it ready, just need to start buying a kit and some nice gauges and slap it on! then before you crank the boost up to high, Get a tune! if you want a affordable reliable kit just stay in the low boost range.
heres what i did with my scion, the scion came out in 2008, and i turbo'd it in 2008. all custom. no one made anything for it. first i got all my parts and put the turbo on with a A/F gauge and a boost gauge. and i was running 5lbs of boost with stock everything. finally got some better injectors made for the scion tc (perfect fit) then when i had the money i got a AEM FIC piggy back system and a tune and finally turned it up to 11PSI for safe daily drive ability. (but i kissed my warranty goodbye)
but you dont need a piggy back system, and you have no warranty to worry about.
so it really depends on one thing. How much horse power do you want? if you want to really raise your numbers. you have a lot of money and engine work to do. but even 8PSI with a tune, would be a big deference from what you have now.
id start with a low boost turbo setup and go from there. if you want more boost, change out the appropriate parts later and retune it with the new parts etc
|10-06-2012 10:19 AM|
|10-06-2012 01:39 AM|
|zx3redneck||Well right now I'm just trying 2 do all my reaserch b4 I go buying more stuff I'm gunna turbo it just trying 2 make sure everything is goin 2 be right wen I get it nd go 2 put everything 2gether|
|10-06-2012 01:24 AM|
I'm from texas! pretty hard to make an illegal road car there. as long as you have a cat and a good tune you'll be fine. I'd go turbo. whats your spending range? Turbos are rather cheap in my opinion for the power you'll unlock in this car! i would have gone turbo instead of super charger if i wasn't concerned about space on my future swap. but i might go turbo after anyway... and be careful with cams. research what cams to get for a turbo set up. some cams are bad with a turbo. i know on the SVT focus most say dont even change the factory cams it will just make it more difficult to run, and a waste of money. but on a regular ZX3 that may be different. but on a regular non turbo/supercharged car you change cams to change the fuel mixture/power levels. on a turbo/supercharged car you have a turbo doing that for you already if you want extra power, just push a few more pounds out of the turbo vs spending an additional amount of money on cams. lets say for example you want cams that give you an extra 20HP? very expensive. and with a turbo you could just turn the boost up an extra 3lbs and depending on the turbo, you'll have more then that extra 20HP out of just 3lbs of extra boost. and without spending an extra 300$ on cams.
i had a turbo charged Scion xD in texas pushing 300ish hp (290Hp on hot ass texas days, 302hp on nice cold rare texas days lol) and i never had any issues with inspections.
|10-06-2012 01:07 AM|
|zx3redneck||Well I'm trying 2 get everything ready for wen I turbo my car I figured I would get an intake Mani a set of cams new injectors a new clutch then turbo then tune|
|10-05-2012 11:18 PM|
|10-05-2012 09:37 PM|
|grayzx35speed||In thay case youd need a cossie knock off or the SVT manifold.|
|10-04-2012 10:34 PM|
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