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I already know that i want a turbo and not a supercharger but i want to do it the cheapest way possible...planing on having it completed in a couple of years so im not in a hurry. so any help would be great! i like to get a head start on projects thats why im asking now.
 

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well i have to say do it right or don't do it at all
 

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yea i want it to be right but on a budget...is it possible?
 

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Pick a kit that is complete and comes with tuning. that is the cheapest/best way. The headaches and cost of a junkyard turbo will FAR exceed a kit price in the end when you factor in custom tuning. If you cannot afford a kit, then SAVE for it. Do not cut corners.
 

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saying you want to do a super cheap turbo kit is like saying you have a super hot fat girlfriend. Neither of them can be true!!!
 

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lol...thanks guys...so i guess i will just start saving for a kit then.
 

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I am looking around $2000 for my Duratec custom build. Most places want $3000 but require a set of hand tools and not alot of knowledge. Building a custom kit can be cheaper, but not as reliable... Got to look at the subject from both sides.... I opted to save money and use my knowledge to build my own kit.
 

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take it from someone that has done it many times over.. TRUST ME!!! spend the money to do it right the first time... i have spent many of times trying to do it cheap and ended up spending well over 2 times as much as if i had just spent the money right the first time..... and i ended up doing it right later anyways... BTW good louck on the build.
 

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thank you!
 

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Pick a kit that is complete and comes with tuning. that is the cheapest/best way. The headaches and cost of a junkyard turbo will FAR exceed a kit price in the end when you factor in custom tuning. If you cannot afford a kit, then SAVE for it. Do not cut corners.
Make sure you read a lot, start searching

one good way to blow your motor is to use a tune that comes with a kit, it will run MUCH better if you just custom tune it.


My kit looks like its coming together for under $1500. After tuning.
 

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If you do it right the first time you will save ton of time, money, and several headaches. If you cross a path somewhere where you find you have to make a decision on spending a couple more $s to do it right, spend the money!
 

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fast, cheep, reliable. pick 2, the 3rd wont happen.
 

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f2 has a stage 2 kit for 3550 with tune i think. thats cheaper than focussports stage 2.
 

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Do it cheap, do it twice

do it right, do it once

I learned this when I built my first car, i spent prob close to 7k more in the end after everything blew up on me.
 

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Make sure you read a lot, start searching

one good way to blow your motor is to use a tune that comes with a kit, it will run MUCH better if you just custom tune it.


My kit looks like its coming together for under $1500. After tuning.
yea thats about how much i wanted to spend...and trust me i will be researching everything about FI... i know some but i don't wont to mess something up when i start building.
 

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i got a kit for sale that comes with most to all of what you will need. it doesnt come with tuning and gauges.
 

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well i don't have the money now i am going to be saving up for it...but that you...sorry i can't buy it from you.
 

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You want to fast? Get a motorcycle! J/K Not really but, "good things come to those who wait, while the best of things are acquired by those who hustle" take out a loan, do it right and move on to the next project. Your debt won't follow you to hell : )
 
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