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Old 01-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #26
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Say what you want about Syckss's parts but it is clean and it works! I've seen it in person and at the track where it counts, I'd just wish he'd get an intercooler lol J/k the meth is working good lol. Can't wait to line them up in the spring bud!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #27
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Is that Pipe going under your rear diff?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #28
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Haha thanks man. I do appreciate that. I should get my username changed on here too I guess.

And we will see about that intercooler this year. Got a couple tricks up my sleeve this winter so we will see if I will make that jump too. I can't wait to get back to the track, this winter is taking forever! We are in the process of adding a set of turbos to my buddies '00 TA right now. he still really wants to see yours.

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #29
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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've been out of pocket for a while.....you obviously haven't been around cars very long...this is a common practice. I obviously wasn't referring to building a turbo...really dude??
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:32 PM   #30
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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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Sorry man, I was out of pocket for a while and didn't respond.... This is exactly what I'm looking for! I had a buddy that used to buy diesel turbos and modify the waste gate, and throw them on all kinds of cars. Your threads are very helpful!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #31
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Sorry man, I was out of pocket for a while and didn't respond.... This is exactly what I'm looking for! I had a buddy that used to buy diesel turbos and modify the waste gate, and throw them on all kinds of cars. Your threads are very helpful!
Thanks man I appreciate that.

I actually know a buddy that did just that on his prelude. Diesel Turbo with the modified wastegate..amazing results on his setup.

But it can be done and you will be good. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #32
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I do have one on here, but its a little out dated due to me having my own website so i update it on there more. Here is the link to the one on here, and the one on my website

updated build thread

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Great write up man!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #33
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Thanks, I just updated it fully now. So take a look at it now, it has a litte more detail

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Old 10-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #34
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Put a turbo on my friends car for under $400 found a Volvo turbo at the junkyard and searched everywhere for all the pieces needed and even had to weld some stuff. Been running for almost 2 years now and no problems

so for ever one who thinks you need to spend a tons of money your wrong you just have to be patient,learn how to weld, and do your research!!!
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #35
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I have faith in home turbos set up I know a lot of guys with track cars that made there own pips bending home made headers and they runing 6s on 1/4 mile on a 4cyl n 6cyl
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #36
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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.
Right, buying a turbo itself (cant make that at home) then running everything else yourself. The tubing and "plug n play-ish" aspect of a turbo kit really drives the price up.

If you can weld, you can save a good chunk of change.
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #37
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Saving money is great, but the real advantage of a custom build is making choices for you. Junkyard turbos can work great, but it's a bit of luck.
If you want a killer set-up, learn how to read and plot compressor maps.
There are some companies that don't have the resources to do the maps, so those should be chosen partly based on a similar combo that works.
Be realistic about your power goals, and above all, drive agood factory turbo car like a GTR or a 911TT so you have a reference of what it feels like when it's done right.
Then, if you are not a trained welder, use factory manifolds of some sort, that way any mistakes will not adversely affect the turbo.
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