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Old 07-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #51
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ive built sevral turbo kits, best way to figure out piping is pretty much do it last. get your manifold and turbo and intercooler and do a test fit then visualize it in your head to see what bends you will need. then order the bends from http://www.mandrel-bends.com/catalog/ i dont know what brand turbo or wastegate come with that spa kit so i cant say if that was a good price or not.. ive always found its better to piece together my own turbo kits starting with a manifold and a turbo i picked and pick the rest of the parts by hand. as long as you can find affordable engine managment.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #52
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ok guys just to give an update... it is coming along slowly... to say the least. lol

So far this is what i have:

SPA turbo kit (non-intercooled)
Green top injectors
HKS SSQV BOV

what im looking at getting soon:

Diablo MAFia
Tial or turbonetics wastegate. which do you guys think i should get? i dont want to run the SPA one.
an intercooler setup from another member on FJ

all that and a tune should put me at a finished product for the turbo kit. than i need to tap the oil pan, run all the lines, and install everything.

I am more than likely going to have it done some time around Feb. Ill see if i can get some pictures up tonight but i am in the middle of a move at the moment.



so basically i decided i wanted to upgrade some of the crappy quality SPA parts. BOV and Wastegate.. since those are the main fail safe's.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:24 PM   #53
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Told yea you would want to upgrade
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #54
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hhaha ya... debating about just running the SPA wastegate for a bit. i know some people do and never have had problems. than my down pipe will fit without any issues.
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Very excited to see where this goes. Im interested in essentially the same thing. Found a Spa kit for 900. Then upgrading the waste gate and prob better turbo later down the road. Hope this goes well for you, good luck with the build.
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IMO its allways leary to go the cheap route. And if it does "work" in some cases it usually then doesn't last because the lack of power you can achieve with these parts and no intercooler.
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IMO its allways leary to go the cheap route. And if it does "work" in some cases it usually then doesn't last because the lack of power you can achieve with these parts and no intercooler.
Some of us aren't looking for a racecar. Personally I just want my little daily driver to be more fun than it already is. 5-8psi max un-intercooled. If I wanted to throw a $4000 turbo kit into my $5000 car, I would have just bought something faster to begin with.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #58
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well i looks like i may be getting an intercooler anyways.. haha
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Lol u miss understood my point. These cars are fun and when ppl throw together a budget turbo capable of say maybe 200whp. It gets addicting and they want more. Hence why most the time ppl go with more expensive routes and run low numbers till they get bored with it
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well sean at this point lucky for me most of my kit is good quality... lol

i will need a new turbo at some point though.
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