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for how long will a turbo set up last???

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by ALEXBECK23, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. ALEXBECK23

    ALEXBECK23 N/A boost=Turbo boost

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    hey guys .... im planning to go turbo in mah 2000 si...and some people had told me that a car with turbo as a daily drive..wont last long..i mean is just gonna hold for a year or two...is this true??? moreover they told me that i need to tune the car for winter and summer...but the most strange is that their cars are either supercherged or turbo..isnt this an irony???:confused:
     
  2. bistec

    bistec Project EH23

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    Your turbo car will last as long as you want if you put the right amount of money and time doing it. If you go cheap , yeah there is more chance that it won't last. Get a good turbo and most important someone that knows what he's doing and a good tuner that going to tune it on the safe side if it's going to be your DD. Don't get crazy about big number. 170-200 whp is more than enough for street driving. Make sure you know exactly what you want and what you can do (money). It doesn't make any sense to set a goal and not be able to reach it. If i was you i would just go with the Greddy bolt on turbo kit for your car http://greddy.com/products/display/?Category=turbo&SubCategory=15. You won't need to upgrade internals unless you want to do it . I know people here will tell you to make your own setup with homemade turbo but play on the safe side . Greddy and others like trubonetic are brands you can trust. If they made a turbo kit for your application you can rely on.

    First i would answer the following question: Do i really need a turbo?

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    turbos are like anything else, if you take care of it and dont always abuse then then they last longer.
    you cant miss a single oil change when your turboed.
    and if you dont hammer the shit out of it everywhere you go then youll be fine.
    and it depends upon the quality of the turbo also.
    DONT get one off ebay.
     
  4. ALEXBECK23

    ALEXBECK23 N/A boost=Turbo boost

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    yeah but mah stock engine b16 is making out 160 hp...im just looking for 250 whp.... thanks for the help i know that greddy are one of the most reliable as turbonetics..... so if i dont rock the shit out of it ...i will last for a while ...i learned a lesson..go turbo doesnt mean show off the BOV everytime......:rolleyes:
     
  5. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    how much are you going to spend?

    start with an obd conversion 2b>1
    then if you have $$$$

    Full-Race Motorsports LLC "Everything Else is Half Fast"
    if you dont..build your own
     
  6. SunShine00

    SunShine00 Eager Student

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    how much boost can you run on a b18c1 stock internals? and i think the compression ratio's are different when you compair the usdm b18c1 and the jdm b18c1
     
  7. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    start your own thread. no threadjacking.
     
  8. hb-vtec

    hb-vtec New Member

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    they will last for a long time...if u stay out of boost with prpoer tuning...u can go out of town or even drive to work everyday...
     
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