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Need 1988 GL-10 Turbo Advice (Turbo Itself)
Posted 30 April 2004 - 11:38 PM
What are some common Hop-Ups for the EA82 Turbo motors/turbos??
Since the turbo is shot, should I replace it with another style/year turbo??
I would not be into hop-ups that increase power at higher rpms but diminish power at low rpms. I want to be able to off-road this car. In fact, are there any turbo mods that would boost low rpm power???
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Posted 01 May 2004 - 12:09 AM
One of the things you can do right away is open up the exhaust, I'd go at least a 2" downpipe (I'm running 2.5" on mine). Also open up the air box, take out the whole thing, and cut the whole bottom off of it so that the whole filter element is visable.
For the most part, wheeling a turbo'd motor is kinda not the best thing, they can be a bit unweildy, if your in and tight twisty area, and the wheels start slippin, then the turbo starts boostin, next thing you know the wheels are spinnin way too fast and BOOM, there goes a rear diff stub. This is from personal experience, while out wheelin, one of the Rogues (Soobme) in his 85 T-wagon, blew out a rear stub with almost no effort from the wheels slippin, and the engine boostin at almost the most in-opportune time.
If it was me, I would get an SPFI block, NA MPFI heads, keep the fuel injection, toss the turbo and run an NA motor with a nice torque ground cam.
Posted 01 May 2004 - 03:58 PM
legacy and t-bird turbos will fit as an upgrade. ford probe, isuzus, and mazdas will fit as a near same size replacement
Posted 01 May 2004 - 09:36 PM
Posted 02 May 2004 - 09:08 AM
Posted 02 May 2004 - 12:46 PM
Still this is nothing compared to the old NA motor that was in my Brat, serious torque at 1400 rpms, and nothing like the current motor, GOBS of torque at 1000rpms.
When offroading, you want to torque to come in as low as possible, if you aren't making torque till close to 2K, then your wheels are gonna be spinning (if you can get them to move at all, in some offroad situations) way too fast anyways, and more than likely they are going to be just doing that and not actually moving the vehicle.
All in all, if your going to use forced industion offroad, I would use a supercharger, it comes in at low rpms, it may have a slight parasitic drag off the crank, but so do turbo's. And for those people that think other wise about turbo's, take an NA moter and neck the exhaust down to 1" at the end of the Y pipe, for about 3"s then neck back out to 2.5" you will notice a serious loss of power.
Posted 02 May 2004 - 02:35 PM
Posted 02 May 2004 - 06:07 PM
Posted 03 May 2004 - 01:54 AM
Posted 03 May 2004 - 02:09 AM
Thanks for all the advice guys! I think I'll let someone else build a street racer out of this car and I'll start looking for an XT6!!!!!
So you want to make an XT6 a street racer eh? Good luck!
Posted 03 May 2004 - 02:15 AM
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