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Old 03-21-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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What is a “Disco Potato” Turbochargers!!!

I need help with this question. What is a “Disco Potato” Turbochargers. I have no idea what it is, but I am getting recommend that I use it. I just need information on it and I can not find any information on what it is and how it works anybody who knows a link or knows about please help me out and tell me what is it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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http://www.turbobygarrett.com/turbob...S_739548_1.htm
Too small.

You have a V6... I would sit back and wait till aftermarket puts a kit together.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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looks like a turbo for a Hayabusa, not a Camaro!!
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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i would start with any less than gt30r's if your doing a twin setup. a gt35r would be a good starting point for a single setup.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:41 AM   #5
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Reason I ask is someone I know has a “Disco Potato” Turbochargers! (twin turbo I think. He set it up in a mustang gt for a dealership for a promotion. Long story short the dealership didn't want it and he has it and in addition the dealership didn't pay him for his time. So he is willing to sell for $2500 for the twin turbo so that is why I am asking. So feed back will really help in my descision if I should get it or not.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:12 PM   #6
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Reason I ask is someone I know has a “Disco Potato” Turbochargers! (twin turbo I think. He set it up in a mustang gt for a dealership for a promotion. Long story short the dealership didn't want it and he has it and in addition the dealership didn't pay him for his time. So he is willing to sell for $2500 for the twin turbo so that is why I am asking. So feed back will really help in my descision if I should get it or not.

Turbos, specially twins, are not something that you throw into the engine compartment and poof, it's done. To install these you need cold pluming and hot pluming, intercooler, fuel management, etc, etc, etc. It is taking months for companies that do this for a living to come up with a complete kit, it is very labor intensive. Too much room for error. Save your money for a tried and tested complete kit. Or you might end up with some pretty expensive paperweights.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:19 PM   #7
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Don't do it!!! You will end up spending alot of money trying to get it right. It is NOT a good deal. Wait and get the entire package from a good company that has done their research and has all the componets along with step by step instructions if you are going to do the install.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #8
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I actually worked directly with Garrett on the twin GT28 (disco) kit and the twin GT30 kits. The kit your friend has is JUST THE HOT SIDE. the cold side and engine management portion is an extra $3500 to $5500 depending on what options and fuel mods you go with. Trust me when I say this kit is not for the average joe technician either. Here is the completed kit......

http://the-perfect-exposure.blogspot...tang-gt-w.html



Scroll down and look at the tubing we had to design and you can see what it is going to take to get those on. Plus the battery reloc, fuse box and ECU reloc, and vapor management was a PITA. making for a 20+ hour install for the system.

Just FYI, anyone saying you cannot get REAL horsepower from the Disco Potato doesn't know anything about turbos. This kits can make over 700 wheel and has full boost at less than 2100RPM!!!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:38 PM   #10
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I actually worked directly with Garrett on the twin GT28 (disco) kit and the twin GT30 kits. The kit your friend has is JUST THE HOT SIDE. the cold side and engine management portion is an extra $3500 to $5500 depending on what options and fuel mods you go with. Trust me when I say this kit is not for the average joe technician either. Here is the completed kit......

http://the-perfect-exposure.blogspot...tang-gt-w.html



Scroll down and look at the tubing we had to design and you can see what it is going to take to get those on. Plus the battery reloc, fuse box and ECU reloc, and vapor management was a PITA. making for a 20+ hour install for the system.

Just FYI, anyone saying you cannot get REAL horsepower from the Disco Potato doesn't know anything about turbos. This kits can make over 700 wheel and has full boost at less than 2100RPM!!!!

Thanks for the info like I said I just needed information on it. The person I go to is a very good trained tech that I got recommend to. He has a shop down in south jersey and mostly works on mekurs. He said he was going to give the whole kit for about 2500 because he got screwed by a dealership. The other reason why he is selling cheap is because if I decide to go with it he can use me as a advertisement. The install will be another cost, but I just wanted to if it will be worth it in a long run to get it. So any help will be good.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:57 PM   #11
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Just found out it was a garrett gt 28 rs turbo.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:47 PM   #12
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as most have said its a garret gt28 rs turbo. alot of MR2 owners have used them to swap out the stock ct26 along with supra owners to replace the ct12's. quick spool pleanty of breath through out the rpm range. its a great turbo. if done right a twin gt28 rs can support 500+hp easily.
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #13
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I have the GT-2871r's on my GTO. Each turbo's is rated @ 4.0L max. They make good power and spool quickly. They are expensive. That's why APS only made a few of the kits like mine. But because they have internal waste gates they are simpler to fab up. One of these or a 30/35 with the int. w/g housing would be simple pkg to build. Just think of the Fastlane kit adapted to a V6.
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This is my first post, I should probably make a more formal introduction, but that will have to happen later. The disco potato story is a good one. It is a legend that will be retold to future generations or maybe that is just in the circle of friends I keep... Anyway here is the gist of the tale:
http://www3.sympatico.ca/mr2sc/disco_potato.html

Now many of the parties that gave the disco potato its days in the spotlight are busy with new projects. The website MotoIQ.com is where they document their endeavors.

I just received my Cyber Grey 2LT Camaro last week. It will be the Moto IQ Project Camaro. The plan for it is to explore the potential of the V6. It will get the twin turbocharged treatment eventually. The goal is going to be to maintain the best efficiency and everyday drivability while milking the most performance.
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