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Basically, Iím in the very early stages of building a turbo kit for you second gen guys. I need to take care of some personal stuff this winter but come spring I should be ready to start making parts. I already have a couple volunteers to use their cars for prototyping.
There are still a ton of things I need to research but Iím getting there. This wont be a complete bolt on kit but it will be as close as I can make it without getting too expensive. You are going to have to buy some of the more expensive parts but I will be providing the parts that are not easily fabricated. It should end up around 90% bolt in. You will need some skills under the hood to get this working but it doesnít require a degree either. I will be posting a detailed, with pics, how to for those that want to read ahead. Thatís where a lot of my prototyping work comes in.
I still have some decisions to make which will effect what parts you will have to buy but hereís the list, so far...
You will buy:
You have the option to buy:
Blow off valve
Piggy back computer
And lots of other ďupgradesĒ
I will be providing:
filter to turbo pipe
turbo to intercooler pipe
intercooler to intake manifold pipe
all the couplers to hook it up with clamps
Turbo cooler lines (oil and coolant)
any brackets that are required
A Big Fat "How To" book
Obviously Iíll be trying to keep price down as much as possible. Iím aiming for under $1000 for my part. I can put together a complete kit for you to just bolt in and go but you will end up paying for all of the "you buy" stuff along with my kit. The advantage is that you will know for sure that everything will fit and work together. Downside, its going to cost a little more.
The plans at the moment include a standard oil/water cooled T3 turbo, external wastegate, atmospheric blow off valve. Exhaust side of the system will be stainless steel and the intake side will be aluminum. There are a few coating companies in town where I can take your parts to be coated. Pretty much any color you want. Iíll confirm and get more info on that later. I am planning to provide the oil and coolant lines with my kit so you wont have to make them. If I can find suitable replacements I'll just let you guys take care of that. The oil pan is a sticking point that I have currently, It has to be tapped for the turbo drain but it needs to be off the car when doing it so you'll have to pull the pan. If the walls are too thin for just tapping then a bung will have to be welded on either I can provide the bung and you can get it welded or I can buy a couple of pans from the junkyard weld them up and send those to you, or idk something else?
We have had a long history of bad group buys on this website and I donít want to deal with that drama so, this isnít one. I am going to build a few kits and sell them to those who have already expressed interest. After that, you contact me, I build your kit, and ship it out, simple as that. However, if you want to contribute to the research and development of this project I wont object.
From now on I will keep any and all updates on the project posted right here on this thread. It will take some time for me to get this together so for now sit back, relax, and start saving your pennies!
Btw, Iíve got something for you first gen guys in the works, so you donít get lonely.