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Turbo Choices

Postby delgadojosef » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:18 pm

I've been looking at turbos online for a while now and have yet to decide on which one to get. There are people that sell the turbo kit or the turbo alone. I need a little feedback on what you have used and if you were happy with it. Also suggestions on turbos you might think are high quality. Thanks guys in advance.

Oh I have had my eye on this one: http://speed-daddy.com/index.php/turbo-kit-23-piece-bmw-e30-i6.html
What do you guys think?
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby Yoshi » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:54 pm

what motor you putting this on? what's your budget? What's your goal?
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby Dontrusthise30 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:27 pm

Same questions as yoshi. That kit is just an eBay one. Budget and goals are key.
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby delgadojosef » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:23 am

I have a the m20b27, budget around $1500-$2500, and as far as goal I'm thinking 450 hp. I would like my car to be a "sleeper" where it looks like a stock car with no upgrades then BAM!! But since I don't know much about cars I for know what to look for.
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby M20_fever » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:40 am

No way your going to get 450hp from a b27 if you don't know much about cars, and even if you did the 5k redline would make it pointless since thats not enough rpms to spool the size turbo you would need to do it. Start small, instal a chip and enjoy the increased redline and slight power increase.

Have you done any regular maintenance on the car yet? Timing belt/water pump, tune up, oil change? What level of experience do you have working on cars?
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby Yoshi » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:03 am

swap in S52. have fun.
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby M20_fever » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:09 am

S52 ≠ 450hp
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Re: Re: Turbo Choices

Postby ponycarman » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:55 am

M20_fever wrote:S52 ≠ 450hp


Yeah but s52= fun :D

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Re: Re: Turbo Choices

Postby Nsquared97 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:37 am

ponycarman wrote:
M20_fever wrote:S52 ≠ 450hp


Yeah but s52= fun :D

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And should easily still keep the car a sleeper like the OP wants. Although nowhere near what he has planned for a budget lol.
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby delgadojosef » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:39 am

Thanks for the replies...
Have you done any regular maintenance on the car yet? Timing belt/water pump, tune up, oil change? What level of experience do you have working on cars?

Yes I have. I would consider myself a little higher than a beginner but not good enough to do the swap myself. If it's in the Hanes manual then I could probably do it lol.

No way your going to get 450hp from a b27

What can I get out of a b27?

swap in S52. have fun.

How much fun? and by fun I mean work lol

Although nowhere near what he has planned for a budget lol.

What's a realistic budget for this swap? In total, parts and labor since I don't know if I can do this myself.
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby M20_fever » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:00 am

Honestly, a b27 is just not worth the investment. You could squeeze 200-230hp with the right setup but you still need to address the single valve springs, and stupid low redline. With the investment you would have in it to be reliable you might as well swap a better engine in. Do some reading here and the other forums to get ideas of cost. It can range greatly depending on what engine and what you do with it.

As I already said, in the mean time order a chip off ebay. You will 'feel' a big difference in performance. Then you have to start researching a lot. We will gladly answer detailed questions you come across, but I doubt anyone here will tell you exactly what to do with your car.
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Re: Turbo Choices

Postby Yoshi » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:57 pm

I didn't say an S52 would get the power goals. But it would be hella fun.

Eta motors will put out about 300wtq at a bar with a reasonable turbo. But then again, you'll be shifting like a madman.

I don't think people understand what they are getting into when they say they want X hp. I didn't feel much of a difference between 270whp and 380whp because my tires were the same size.

An S52 swap is on the simpler side of swaps (all factory parts) and will get you easily to the 250whp mark. Which will be tons of fun. If you still are hungry, get an SC kit for it and have like 350whp. You won't need more power than that on the street.
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