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Old 04-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Well I've decided to drop about 350 bucks and get a single turbo kit. Gonna run about 5 to 10 lbs of boost and see what happens. Only thing is the placing of the turbo and inlet is gonna be a blast. It comes with a a/a intercooler but I think I'm going to opt for the a/w one with a snow performance boost cooler system. Should see a pretty good gain from this. Also going to use a lighting maf as a blow thru. Hopefully this won't be too much on the stock internals.. If it is just gives me a reason for the 4.2L and forged internals
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It's on eBay. It says 368.88 but it also says make offer so I offered 300.00 even but either way it's worth it. Worst they can say is no and have to pay more. Iron Horse Motorsports installs them and tunes with sct software soo...
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It's on eBay. It says 368.88 but it also says make offer so I offered 300.00 even but either way it's worth it. Worst they can say is no and have to pay more. Iron Horse Motorsports installs them and tunes with sct software soo...
I've heard some good horror stories about eBay turbos. There's a reason a reputable quality kit cost $2500-4k.

What brand is it? Is it new or used? I'd hope its not one of those cheapo universal kits that can be found on there......
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It is BUT I am going to go thru it first and foremost to make sure it will hold up. The offer I put in was denied so I'm watching another Garrett turbo for 200 that needs rebuilt.
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Re: Single turbo install

i am certainly no expert, but feel safe in saying, there is no way in hell that a 200-300 turbo kit is going to do anything to make your car faster, other than the lost weight of the 300 dollars!
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I could see 300 for the Turbo itself, not a whole kit....

I've had my hands on one of the turbos from those sub 500 dollar kits that a buddy bought. It was the cheapest thing I've ever felt. Almost felt like I could snap it in half with my bare hands. He never could get anything to fit and the whole thing ended up in the trash.

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If you've got singleports, your better off getting an Eaton m90 off a supercoupe. I've seen em sell now and then at good prices.
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That's why I was glad he denied my offer. The Garrett I found is pretty decent but I'm going to overhaul it.
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Re: Single turbo install

What really separates the cheap turbos from the more expensive, name brand turbos are the materials used...a lot of times those "cheap" kits used piss poor metals and plastics, which will be prone to failure. Metals with bad grain structures and poor heat resistance will fail and end up destroying your engine.

As said, you get what you pay for...Garrett turbos are damn good and if you have some know how you can thoroughly inspect it and have a solid unit.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #10
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What really separates the cheap turbos from the more expensive, name brand turbos are the materials used...a lot of times those "cheap" kits used piss poor metals and plastics, which will be prone to failure. Metals with bad grain structures and poor heat resistance will fail and end up destroying your engine.

As said, you get what you pay for...Garrett turbos are damn good and if you have some know how you can thoroughly inspect it and have a solid unit.
I got experience with a banks system. I'm weighing my options. May just piece together a kit myself.
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How much u think eatin m90 is
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:14 PM   #12
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Have been hunting for a m90 for 2 years. Seems they are gold around here and nobody wants to part with them
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Re: Single turbo install

Try this website i found for 3.8 mustang turbos, good stuff and a couple of options and comes with everything and instructions. You get what you pay for.

TMA TURBO
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How much u think eatin m90 is
Used ones are running between 100 and 600. Just depends on the condition, miles, and completeness of the kit. They only work on single port 3.8 heads and don't add crazy power. The M90 will get a single port up to where a splitport is stock. So about 45-60 HP.
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Re: Single turbo install

TMA was not doing it anymore, ive heard he got back into it but not sure~
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #16
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There are no turbo v6's running around here. And I want the 300 to 330 gain from it. I'm wanting to be unique and have something one of a kind around my area. All kinds of sc cars and your turboed imports. Be the only turbo v6 mustang in my town
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #17
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Trust me, twin Turbo it. Run 5psi on each for your dayily driver, just shift around 2k so you stay out of the boost. Then if someone wants to race have your system hooked up to an onboard computer, tweek it to 8-10 each and smoke that SOB lol
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My parts supplier is one of the best in the field as far as rebuilding turbochargers. His name is david rafes. His website is turbochargers.com you just send him the old turbo, then he looks at it, tells you what you need and what it will cost, usually a couple hundred on a cartridge, you send him money, he fixes it, you have new-like turbo. Presto!! Lol. Good guy
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:23 PM   #19
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I'll check it out. Thanks.
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