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Old 02-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Hellion turbo

Hey, I was curious about running a turbo in my 86 i have the motor, tranny, and clutch set to handle the boost, but I just don't want to cut into the car to make it fit. Any suggestions?
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I dont have a lot of experience with any turbo kit (my Stang is blown), but they usually include everything you need to install. There is a company i believe they are called On3, and they have a kit for pretty cheap. I hear the turbo isnt the best, but they sell the kit with out without a turbo (or you can upgrade to a better turbo with them) so you can include your own. I almost went with it, but went with a Vortech instead.
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Yeah I hear the turbo is garbage. But I believe the upgrade is around 300$ for the better turbo which still puts the on3 kit way cheaper than the competition. You can also pay an extra 30$ to have the o2 sensor bung welded in. If you don't have a welder or experience then I would do that.
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If you have the money go with the hellion turbo kit, is much easier to install and include betters parts. Instead buy the garbage kit, it will make you smile equal at wot. My garbage turbo, wastegate and bov are working properly 1 and half year and counting so far.
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Instead buy the garbage kit, it will make you smile equal at wot. My garbage turbo, wastegate and bov are working properly 1 and half year and counting so far.
Haha! I literally laughed out loud when I read this
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Haha! I literally laughed out loud when I read this
Apperently he likes garbage eh?
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Maybe, it reminds me of an old saying I heard: "Don't knock it till you try it" lol
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Alot of people agree the on3 turbo is garbage, one member on here went through two of them in a pretty short amount of time. Im sure there are exceptions and some of them hold up well, but there are definitely better options.
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Alot of people agree the on3 turbo is garbage, one member on here went through two of them in a pretty short amount of time. Im sure there are exceptions and some of them hold up well, but there are definitely better options.
Yes the turbo that comes with it is garbage. That's why I said to upgrade to the better/non China turbo for 300$.
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Apperently he likes garbage eh?
yes I like it a lot. The garbage push this engine to 432hp and 510tq at 8psi.
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I don't want to do any cutting, so I'm thinking of going with the hellion, yes it's more expensive but I know it's reliable and it'll give me the power I'm looking for. I haven't heard many good things about the on3 kit, I guess it's hit or miss with that. And is rather be safe then sorry.
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I don't want to do any cutting, so I'm thinking of going with the hellion, yes it's more expensive but I know it's reliable and it'll give me the power I'm looking for. I haven't heard many good things about the on3 kit, I guess it's hit or miss with that. And is rather be safe then sorry.
The on3 kit itself isnt a bad kit and i believe the only modification required is relocating the battery to the back. But if i had the cash, hellion all the way.
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It bolts right on no relocation needed on an 87-93. The injectors suck, the turbo sucks. The piping is fine though and the price of the kit is worth it. Just stay away from the cheap turbo and knockoff injectors. Also don't bother with the mail order tune.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:29 AM   #14
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Yeah I have the injectors I'd need, and I'd upgrade the turbo to a 65mm instead of 61mm. And as far as tuning goes ill go to xxtuning or monster tunes.
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