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So I'm gettin' this "new" turbo for free.......


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#1 4WDFrenzy

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 09:24 AM

Hey all, I was just wanting to get your opinions on a turbocharger that I am going to be getting for free. It is a stock turbocharger from an S13 Silvia(SR20DET) that is in VERY good condition(no shaft play whatsoever and lightly used). I know that there will be alot of fabbing involved, but do you guys think that I should hang on to it and try to use it, or clean it up, sell it off, and use the money to purchase a TD04? Any remarks, advice, or executive decisions are welcomed. Thanks for the feedback.


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#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 12:59 PM

Hey that is a really good turbo to hang on to. I am familiar with people using the stock s13 sr20det motor with the stock turbo and being very happy with the turbo.I would say go for it.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 02:21 PM

Yeah, if it's in that good of shape I'd hang onto it.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:57 PM

it might be too big? I'm not really sure what the turbo is on them

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 06:12 PM

Sell it dude...The DET phase is huge, you'll get rid of it so fast.

It should be a Garrett T-25 BTW, if it's from a RWD s13 blacktop.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 06:33 PM

Sell it dude...The DET phase is huge, you'll get rid of it so fast.

It should be a Garrett T-25 BTW, if it's from a RWD s13 blacktop.


it's actually from s13 and s14 sr20's but the s15's came with a t28.

you could pull 100-200 dollars if its in that good of shape. they're almost a dime a dozen so don't become too overzealous and/or greedy if you decide to sell.

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 08:32 AM

Thank You all for your replies.

So, I got 2 saying keep it, 1 saying sell, and 1 undecided. Hmmmmmm.......

I like the turbo. Boosted84Wagon is right, it is a T-25. The turbos are reliable and efficient up to 1.1 BAR(16 PSI) according to a group of Silvia owners her on the island. I don't ever plan to run that much boost on the motor, but even running .62 BAR(9 PSI)or .69 BAR(10 PSI), should yield a big improvement in power over the stock VF7 running at 11 PSI(since it runs out of breath at about 12 PSI anyway). I am sure that I can get a DP flange for it so that I can have a downpipe fabbed for it. Personally, I think that I might hang on to it and install it later on down the road. I am looking for more power, and since this upgrade is basically free(minus all the fabrication costs), I think it will be worth it in the end. Otherwise, I saw a Turbonetics T-3 Turbocharger at a local shop for about $725 Brand New. When the turbo swap project begins with whatever turbo I choose, I'll post the info. I had just posted this to get a couple different perspectives on what will hopefully materialize into my next BIG project.

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 08:34 AM

I would say sell it. You got it for free, and if its as good as you say then it should get you enough cash off ebay for a lightly used TD04, and alittle extra for a new downpipe or somethin :)

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Posted 16 October 2005 - 08:55 AM

Only problem is, I have never seen a "lightly" used TD04. LOL:lol:

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:00 AM

very true. There is a turbo shop located not too far from me here in colorado and they do turbo overhaul and sell new turbos as well.Just thought you may want to check out their web site.They are called turbo engineering.
http://www.turboengineering.com/


Only problem is, I have never seen a "lightly" used TD04. LOL:lol:



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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:27 PM

very true. There is a turbo shop located not too far from me here in colorado and they do turbo overhaul and sell new turbos as well.Just thought you may want to check out their web site.They are called turbo engineering.
http://www.turboengineering.com/


SWEET!!! Thanks for the link.




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