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PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Monday, November 22, 2004 6:27 PM
i have posted this list many many times but of course people dont know how to use the search button and this topic is asked damn near daily. MODS PLEASE STICKY THIS THREAD!!!!!!!!!! credit goes to SunfighterGT for the list. everyone feel free to add to it a u see fit. this list is in no way all inclusive but should give people some ideas for a custom turbo kit. thanx for looking.

The GENERAL list for a turbo'd J is this:

Turbo (generally a T3 or T3/T4 will do)
Wastegate (Internal or external)
Manifold
Turbo downpipe Flange
Bolts for turbo and downpipe flange
Downpipe
Braided oil lines with fittings
2.5" Pipe for charge pipes
Connectors and clamps for pipes
BOV and flange
FMU (I'd go cartech adjustable personally)
Bigger Injectors (if you plan to run over 6lbs of boost)
Inline/In tank pump
Boost controller (I'd go Greddy Profec)
MSD-DIS 2 (To turn back timing if you want anything over 6bs really)
TB Plenum
Lots of misc vaccum hose
Rubber Fuel lines for FPR
Oil and oil filter (for the obvious reason)
Gaskets
Gasket sealer
Air filter
Intercooler (optional, but worth it)
Some spare metal brackets for custom mounting the Intercooler
Misc bolts (self tapping), and Nut/bolt combos
Gauge pod
Boost Gauge, EGT gauge (optional but smart to have one)
(If you have a profec boost controller the boost gauge is unnecessary as its built in)


Tools:
A good toolset capable of taking the manifold off
Knife for mild cutting
Sawzall if you plan to cut your own charge pipes
File (in case you need to cut anything and don't want a sharp edge)
Dremel tool (You never know when you need to make room for things, although a good blade and a file will do the same job, but slower)
Drill (To mount your I/C and tap your firewall bolts)
Wire cutters/splicers
Oil Catch Pan

4-5 cases of beer, a weeks worth of time, and a lot of willing and capable friends.

LOTS AND LOTS of patience.

As mentioned, before you start the install, make sure you have a couple of hundred bucks and an extra car so you can run around and get all the extra crap you didn't think about the first time around. Problems arise that we don't all plan for.

Never plan that you'll "be done in time to hit the track friday night"... a turbo install is not something you rush, but something that CAN be done over a weekend by knowledgable person. I say give yourself a week because you never know what problems you'll run into.

Also, the last thing on your list to save some $$$ for and DO NOT SKIMP ON IT is a dynotune with a wideband 02 sensor hooked up.

The dynotune is of unparalleld importance when trying to get a turbo car set up right.

Good luck. This is what I've pieced together over the span of about 3 weeks of learning about turbos and how to install them. I'm not far off, I don't think. <br>



Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Monday, November 22, 2004 6:34 PM
Have i ever mentioned that i love you? <br>


1997GAGT/ 2.4/ 5-speed
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Monday, November 22, 2004 6:48 PM
uhh...i dont bat for the pink team but thanx just playin man. heres a website that i extremly helpful a well

click me
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Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Monday, November 22, 2004 8:12 PM
Rashad, I believe it's ME you love.

-Chris-
<br>

-Sweetness-
-Turbocharged-
Slowly but surely may some day win this race...
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Monday, November 22, 2004 8:19 PM
yep you just saved someone countless hours of research and learning processes to have them take advantage of this list and learn nothing.


its a good list, believe me I'm not knocking it.. I would have wanted it a number of months ago too.. props
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Monday, November 22, 2004 8:24 PM
Quote:


yep you just saved someone countless hours of research and learning processes to have them take advantage of this list and learn nothing.


if someone wants to learn they will take thi list and still do the research. some will just use this as a shopping list and learn nothing. cant please everyone im just sick of seeing the ame posts over and over.

Quote:


Rashad, I believe it's ME you love.

-Chris-


you two deserve each other <br>


Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:26 AM
LOL. Umm.. i mustve been drunk or something...



I bat for the blue team, but i sneak into the pink team's dugout for servicing from time to time... Im their "Bat boy."

WHY on earth are the mods not sharp enough to sticky this thing yet? Doesnt that annoy you more than the newbs? They could end some of this crap anways.... <br>


1997GAGT/ 2.4/ 5-speed
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Tuesday, November 23, 2004 7:59 PM
sticky it
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 5:49 PM
Redd214 wrote:

cant please everyone im just sick of seeing the same posts over and over.


I agree, hopefully they will take this information and research.
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 6:47 PM
stevefire23 wrote:

Redd214 wrote:

cant please everyone im just sick of seeing the same posts over and over.


I agree, hopefully they will take this information and research.


That's exactly why I made that list - to help people out. The irony is I was a boost newb at the time and I made that list after 3 weeks of searching and reading.... really it's not that hard to learn it on your own but most ppl won't take the time to put the effort in.

-Chris-
<br>

-Sweetness-
-Turbocharged-
Slowly but surely may some day win this race...
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 7:31 PM
definatley helped me, maximum boost is a wicked resource too, but its wee bit complex for the average person, so that simplifys everything

defintaly sticky material

Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 8:03 PM
I think we've all been boost newbs at some point in our lives, this is a great starter and I never meant to sound like I was bashing you for doing this.

now hopefully they'll do their homework.
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Tuesday, August 02, 2005 5:41 PM
Wheres the moderator or admin. I see VERY usefull information like this on the forum all the time and it NEVER gets sticky. I believe a post like this should be moved to another section called like "The sticky Section" or just to be stickied in their current location...






Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Tuesday, August 02, 2005 6:53 PM
^ All the information is in the top FAQ, with credit given where credit is due. The ONLY mod who can make a sticky is Dave.





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Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Tuesday, August 02, 2005 7:21 PM
Sooo.. shifted.. I hear ur going to be in vegas whenever it is attempt to make my turbo kit to help me it still it. Dont try and deny it, i heard u tell that other guy..






Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Tuesday, August 02, 2005 7:35 PM
LOL, I'll extend my companies going rate to you when they send me on site:

$800 per hour (And I'm not kidding, thats what my company charges to send me on site somewhere, I wish I got just 10% of that ).





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Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:49 AM
nice info hopefully i will get to use it one day







Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 11:01 AM
He for the most part has this all right although there is a few minor modifications:

The GENERAL list for a turbo'd J is this:

Turbo (generally a T3 or T3/T4 will do)
Wastegate (Internal or external)
Manifold
Turbo downpipe Flange
Bolts for turbo and downpipe flange
Downpipe
Braided oil lines with fittings
2.5" Pipe for charge pipes
Connectors and clamps for pipes
BOV and flange (Again DSM would be cheap ~$50, will hold 19psi with the top crushed)
FMU (I'd go cartech adjustable personally) go with an SAFC 2
Bigger Injectors Bigger Injectors (DSM450's would be an excellent idea)
Inline/In tank pump
Boost controller (I'd go Greddy Profec)
MSD-DIS 2this should read MSD BTM
TB Plenum
Lots of misc vaccum hose
Rubber Fuel lines for FPR
Oil and oil filter (for the obvious reason)
Gaskets
Gasket sealer
Air filter
Intercooler (optional, but worth it)
Some spare metal brackets for custom mounting the Intercooler
Misc bolts (self tapping), and Nut/bolt combos
Gauge pod
Boost Gauge, EGT gauge (optional but smart to have one)
(If you have a profec boost controller the boost gauge is unnecessary as its built in)


Tools:
A good toolset capable of taking the manifold off
Knife for mild cutting
Sawzall if you plan to cut your own charge pipes
File (in case you need to cut anything and don't want a sharp edge)
Dremel tool (You never know when you need to make room for things, although a good blade and a file will do the same job, but slower)
Drill (To mount your I/C and tap your firewall bolts)
Wire cutters/splicers
Oil Catch Pan

4-5 cases of beer, a weeks worth of time, and a lot of willing and capable friends.

Hope my insight on this helps you all out. Mines turbo'd and ready to go!!! later all.


K Jacobs
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:47 PM
HOW MUCH WILL THIS KIT RUN?
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Friday, September 09, 2005 3:39 PM
what size of wastegate we need to get?


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Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:56 AM
dj esco wrote:

HOW MUCH WILL THIS KIT RUN?


depending on where you shop, knowing your deals, you can put together a base turbo kit for $1500 or so. Now that doesn't include tuning so if you should decide to go with an E-manage and an MSD DIS-II then double that.

Xtreme96Sunfire wrote:

what size of wastegate we need to get?


38mm wastegate is pretty standard and will work well with most applications.




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Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Saturday, September 17, 2005 11:05 AM
I have a 97 2.2 engine and I'm turboing it with a 14b. I was going to run the stock injectors and see how much boost i could run with them but i wanna run more than 6lb.s. What size injectors would u suggest and do you have any recommendations on where i should get them for price reasons?
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 4:10 PM
and about how much boost can a stock motor hold.. i'm getting the motor rebuilt next summer but i wanna get the turbo in b4 that...
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Sunday, September 25, 2005 7:57 AM
Jared - I am currently pumping 14 lbs of boost through a stock bottom end.

Every motor is different, of course.

Good luck.

-Chris-



-Sweetness-
-Turbocharged-
Slowly but surely may some day win this race...
Re: PARTS LIST FOR A CUSTOM TURBO KIT
Saturday, October 01, 2005 4:24 PM
Jared Smith wrote:

and about how much boost can a stock motor hold.. i'm getting the motor rebuilt next summer but i wanna get the turbo in b4 that...


I wouldn't recommend ^^ that. I'm not dogging on him at all, it's a truly awesome car. But the 2.2 is no LD9 and it really is a factory freak. My advice is if you get a fresh rebuilt motor, get it broken (on boost of course) and have a GOOD TUNE (i.e. E-manage or a standalone design Piggyback management system) that will allow you to run say 10 or 11 psi on your bottom end. And you'll enjoy it




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