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Old 01-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #1
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home made turbo

I searched and I havent seen what Im looking for...any home grown turbo setups out there? Ive seen pretty awesome results in making a home made turbo setup....Im thinking of going this route and wondered if anyone has any pointers. I might go twin turbo depending on costs too!
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #2
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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wtf is a "home made turbo"?

This isn't chicken soup, it's car parts. They require precise fitting and measurements. Significant engineering and testing.

And there is no such thing as a cheap turbo setup.

Please share with us these "awesome results" you have seen.

I smell a troll thread.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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Maybe he is talking about doing all the fab work at home versus buying a prefab kit to throw on the car? I can see the cost advantage, but you better be a skilled fabricator.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:01 PM   #6
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I think he is doing his own,

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265198
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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And there is no such thing as a cheap turbo setup.

Please share with us these "awesome results" you have seen.

I smell a troll thread.
That depends on what you consider cheap...

Most likely he is referring to doing all the fab work at home and not actually building the turbo himself. Doing your own fab work (if you have the means) would literally save thousands on your kit. A lot of the cost comes from R&D and manpower required to fabricate each kit. So if you remove that then you are just paying for the cost of the parts. You could probably come pretty close to cutting the price of a kit in half if you can fabricate it on your own.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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Rednecks do it all the time with turbos they pull off old trucks and tractors. Maybe not on new Camaros but the videos are out there. You would be surprised what a man can build with a couple hundred dollars at a junk yard. Ive been to some of those truck pulls where guys are putting some SERIOUS power with parts pulled off of all kinds of crazy stuff. That doesn't mean I recommend it for your daily driver such as a Camaro.

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:55 PM   #9
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Cheap turbo and totally awesome.
http://www.turbominivan.com/
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up to 25 psi on stock block, runs mid 12's. Faster than many 40k camaros on here...

Just buy name brand heat exchangers, blow off valves, and turbo. If you're a good welder nothign about it is rocket science.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:23 AM   #10
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That depends on what you consider cheap...

Most likely he is referring to doing all the fab work at home and not actually building the turbo himself. Doing your own fab work (if you have the means) would literally save thousands on your kit. A lot of the cost comes from R&D and manpower required to fabricate each kit. So if you remove that then you are just paying for the cost of the parts. You could probably come pretty close to cutting the price of a kit in half if you can fabricate it on your own.
There is going to be just as much cost doing your own R&D manpower to create your own kit. I don't see in any way how you can "literally save thousands". Fabbing your own header? Ducting? Measuring clearances? Buying components?

Unless you are unemployed and free access to a supply of straight piping, CNC tooling, and metal bending equipment, there is no way you will save significant money doing a turbo kit yourself.

In addition, without tested and proven R&D, what's to say your homebrew kit will be reliable and work properly?

Nonsense
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:27 AM   #11
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wtf is a "home made turbo"?

This isn't chicken soup, it's car parts. They require precise fitting and measurements. Significant engineering and testing.

And there is no such thing as a cheap turbo setup.

Please share with us these "awesome results" you have seen.

I smell a troll thread.

I laughed so damn hard when I read this in my head.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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wtf is a "home made turbo"?

This isn't chicken soup, it's car parts. They require precise fitting and measurements. Significant engineering and testing.

And there is no such thing as a cheap turbo setup.

Please share with us these "awesome results" you have seen.

I smell a troll thread.
Some can whip up a pretty damned mean chicken soup.
In fact, most of the ones who do are the ones who go the fastest.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #13
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My kit is 100% custom.

Meaning that I did not buy a pre-made kit and just bolt it on. It was all completely fabricated, fitted, and mounted by my buddy and now sponsor of my car.

I would agree with an earlier post that I probably paid 1/2 to even less than what a pre made kit would cost to purchase, be installed and tuned.

The things you have to consider are...

*the downtime( because we did all the bending, welding, and designing it takes a lot longer)

*Parts
*Labor (which is where most of the cost really comes from)

Things you pay for are convinience for just being able to bolt on with minimal downtime and all the time it took fabricate the kit in the first place. I can tell you that even with a basic design it can take weeks sometimes month to bring it all together to make sure its perfect. So that's where its up to you. I had another mode of transportation so I was able and willing to not drive my car during the frabrication stage. It was hard but saved me a ton of money.

Just my 2cents. I enjoy being involved with the complete building process.


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Old 01-04-2013, 03:02 PM   #14
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I encourage everything taking place within this thread.

The best thing about a $50 eBay turbo, is that they only cost $50.

...don't worry about your engine, I'm sure it'll be fine.
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