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Hey guys(and girls)!
I'm going to go turbo in the near future and was wondering what kind of intake i should get to best beneifit when i go turbo. Intercooler and wait? or what i dunno i have no experience with putting on a turbo. My dad has a sick turbo beetle though. Im just curious what intake to go thanks!
 

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short ram i would assume. Really with the intercooler it doesn't matter. Infact most turbo kits come with a new intake anyway. My dad has a TDi Bug Turbo Diesal :p
 

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Well all diesals are turbo it;s how the engines work. Naw u'd be surprised they got some bite to them. My dad did get a chip put in for $300 wich added 25hp to wheels and some good more gas milage even though he already gets close to 50mpg. Once he puts in some bigger injectors the thing will fly. Hows this it's kinda wierd with the awsome 5th gear in the car from 60-90 not many cars can beat it i'm serious
 

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I think it depends on what psi you are going to run. I'm sure the more free flowing the better, but since the jump to an FR or FC manifold is a big one, an early 2000 surely will do the trick for most 6-8 psi applications. For what its worth, I believe a short runner intake like the FC is the optimal choice.
 

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Solaris said:
Well all diesals are turbo it;s how the engines work. Naw u'd be surprised they got some bite to them. My dad did get a chip put in for $300 wich added 25hp to wheels and some good more gas milage even though he already gets close to 50mpg. Once he puts in some bigger injectors the thing will fly. Hows this it's kinda wierd with the awsome 5th gear in the car from 60-90 not many cars can beat it i'm serious
not all diesels are turbo, in fact more arent than are
 

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besides old farm tractors actually most are
 

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Arent turbo diesels slow?
I think this is a misconception most people have about Turbo Diesels which is why a auto-x friend of mine is building a Rabbit with a 95 TDI that should produce somewhere in the neighborhood of 350 ft/lbs of Torque...........it's ALL about the Torque [cool]

-Later
 

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diesels also can run a nitrous / propane mix that will give you a serious jolt in your seat! as we can only run nitrous.
 

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Are you talking about intake to the turbo or intake manafold?
 

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besides old farm tractors actually most are


lets see... pre powerstroke ford 7.3 liter diesels aren't turbo'd, 6.2 chivy diesels aren't, I had a diesel escort not turbo'd.... No... early diesels weren't hardly ever turbo'd. New ones all are I believe.
 

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That's because the turbo is for passing power and better acceleration.
 

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to make your car street legal with that turbo on focusparts.com, would you have to have a cat custom welded into you exhaust piping? (perhaps after the flex pipe?)
 
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