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How much it cost to turbo a ZX3? i see kits but than you need a bunch more stuff. trying to see what i need and how much its going to end up costing. I need to make some power to beat my buddies cobalt 4 door. I'm stock with intake only. My car is automatic, have people installed turbo on there automatic focus? any videos?
 

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yes buy turbo turtles i had a roush kit like turtles and loved it
 

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hey turbo turtle how much for the turbo kit and is it completly everything you need to install it? any other mods you need to have? plus i have an automatic thats whats holding me back from turbo.
 

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hey turbo turtle how much for the turbo kit and is it completly everything you need to install it? any other mods you need to have? plus i have an automatic thats whats holding me back from turbo.
How much power to you want to run. I know you want to beat your buddy but give me a number and then we can talk about how much your auto can take. A built tranny can get very expensive, but I think Tom has one he can sell!
 

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the kit will include every thing you need yes. it is 2500 for the base kit with a few changes such as blowthrough and a bov.

the kit is capable of making 300whp. and with your auto i would do some research to see how much it can handle then just stop there. i ran 220whp on the stock motor for over a year with no problems but i have a mtx75 not an auto.. i would guess somewhere around 200.

you will have to get a custom tune no matter what kit you get as well.
 

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ya fo sho! thanks for the info turbo turtle! great price! i will get a hold of you for sure once i make the comitment to FI.
 

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egbertrn i want the 175hp or higher to the wheel! ya i saw trannys go for atleast $3700. if i was to do that i would swap to manual for sure! how much people say that cost? next paycheck im puting on rousch stage 2 suspesion kit and then paycheck after that full exhaust, svt header swap w/ magnaflow. then i want the xc2 flasher and chip. does that seem like im going down the right path for power? or should i be doing something else?
 

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i would put all that money except for the exhaust in for a turbo
 

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egbertrn i want the 175hp or higher to the wheel! ya i saw trannys go for atleast $3700. if i was to do that i would swap to manual for sure! how much people say that cost? next paycheck im puting on rousch stage 2 suspesion kit and then paycheck after that full exhaust, svt header swap w/ magnaflow. then i want the xc2 flasher and chip. does that seem like im going down the right path for power? or should i be doing something else?
No need to by the SVT header if you are going turbo. As far as exhaust I would go with a trubendz setup with a magnaflow. Thats what I have.
 

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im going to do exhaust and suspension right away than next will be turbo, might take about 2-3 months to save up for turbo turtles setup though
 

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seems like you have no idea what goes into turbo, if you want to waste money on a nice header then go turbo you may want to look into what a turbo really consists of
 

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you really are waisting your money putting a small exhaust and especially a header on a car that you plan to turbo soon. a turbo bolts to the exhaust manifold.. you need to do a little research.. check out our FI stickies
 

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ok thanks will do!
 

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you will get rid of your header, and you'll need a 2.5-3" exhaust (3" is best for f.i)

save up for the turbo first. I mean, get the suspension if you want but don't do anything to the engine besides turbo, then go from there.
 

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gotcha thats what im going to do i decided thanks
 
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