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Old 02-10-2006, 08:53 AM   #1
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Turbo...build up for it, or build around it?

Sorry if it's been asked. I'm in a rush and can't search, and I was hoping for some replies by tonight when I get back on. Thanks for your input.


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Old 02-10-2006, 09:45 AM   #2
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we need more info, like what are you doing, what turbo, what #s are you looking for.
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I'm pretty much completely stock right now, except for the Volant and some exhaust I don't really know much about that came with the car. Number wise, I'm not exactly sure. I've been reading around and I'm getting a very divided feeling. Some people say that 300 whp is ridiculous for a street driven fwd, but I think that's my goal. So I'd say I'm looking to eventually get to 250 to 300 whp. I'd be more than satisfied with that.
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300whp is not ridiculous but it is expensive. your stock rods definitely wont hold that for very long though so you will have to build up. 250 is more feasible but pushing it. i say if you have the cash then build your block and you open your headroom alot. once youve got a fully built engine is just a matter of matching your compressor to the desired flow.
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So there's one way of doing it. I appreciate it w00. Anyone else?
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if you want 300 you need to build the engine to hold it. get forged pistons, rods, have the block and head blueprinted maybe even bored the cylinders for bigger pistons...... basically if you need to find a great machine shop in your area and tell them what you want the engine to do and they can probably do it. hope you have deep pockets
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