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Pick My Turbo Charger!

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by Capt. Orygun, May 7, 2003.

what kind of turbo should I buy??

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  3. Just buy the freakin GReddy kit

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  1. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    I'm thinking about T4 60-1, at least that seems to be ideal from what I've read for a driver, track B16A2. Please support your choice.
     
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    precision sc61 if you wanna go big

    or just stick with a t3/t04e 57 trim .60 compressor...great balance of streetability and you can get pretty big numbers out of it

    greddy 18g kit would be ok
     
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    a b16 will never spool a t4 60-1, and it won't be fun on an sc61. just some FYI, im going to run the sc61 with the to4s wheel.... on my 2L motor.
    on a 1.6, you are going to dog.

    there's basically 2 types of turbos out there...

    The E family has 6 compressor blades and 12 total including the sub-blades.
    The B family that has 7 blades and 14 total including sub-blades.
    that's the main difference between to4e and to4b.
    im not sure off hand what the to4s is complied of.. i gotta figure that out...

    there's just 1000's of different wheels, trims, housings, inducers, exducers, and so on.... its really hard to "pick my turbo" without having a realistic TOTAL power goal.... one you can afford.
     
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    I bought a Precision Turbo (http://www.precisionte.com) SC34 turbo. It's a 57 trim, 60 AR compressor with a 63 stage 3 turbine side. Should make some nice power on my stock displacement b16a.

    The 50 trim is also a great turbo that can make 400 at the wheels.
     
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    as far as precisions go- here's a basic chart for total horse at the crank.

    take 15% off for marketing, and another 15% off for WHP

    SC50-425hp
    SC32-480hp
    SC34-545hp
    SC44-565hp
    SC60-580hp
    SC51-585hp
    SC52-600hp
    SC53-610hp
    SC54-620hp


    i think a good turbo for a b16 is either the SC32 57trim .60/.63
    the SC34 57trim .60/.63 like jody has
    what do you think jody?

    both of those are standard t3/t04e with stage 3 wheels

    there are also other wheels availble on the larger turbos...
    T350 wheel .76 trim(equals a stage 5 wheel)
    T04 wheel .69 trim (larger than a stage 5, smaller than an O-trim)
    T04 wheel .76 trim(equals a P-trim)

    All that said... the SC32 has some weird compressor map. wierd surge. the 34 is a better choice.
     
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    here's a couple pics of the 34.

    it sounds small, but its really not....

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  7. Capt. Orygun

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    the idea is basically a setup which could run high 12's at the track and still be able to be a daily driver. The kit is going to be built from the ground up, so I'm trying to read and ask as much as I can. I'm just looking for the largest turbo I can stuff under the hood right now, and trying to gauge what besides the name is the diff between turbonetics and garret.
     
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    precision > inovative > garett > mistu > turboheadaches
     
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    ROFL that about sums it up.

    If you wanna run 12's, the 57 trim will pull your car to that number at less than 10 PSI. A VERY safe level on a moderately built up rods and pistons only engine.

    Funny thing is, that all the trims are just different wheels inside the same housings. The SC32 up to the SC61 all use the same housing, and have the same external dimensions.
     
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    i dont think that's entirely ture....

    the sc61 comes in all kinds of shapes and sizes.... p trim wheels, to4s compressors and either a t3 or t4 turbine housing...

    it also has a larger inducer/exducer (duh- thats how you get (EDIT:) a/r) and is availble in a 4"-2 1/2" in/oulets as well as the standard 3"-2" i belive it is...
     
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    Then explain to me how my 57 trim, a 50 trim, and my friend's 60-1 Hi-Fi that were on the counter on the same day are EXACTLY the same looking, except the hole for the intake air is smaller on the 57, and much smaller on the 50. That was the ONLY difference between those three turbo's that were all on the counter at the shop at the same time.

    I can't explain it besides that.

    I thought the trim just had to do with the physical angle of the impeller blades. A/R has to do with the compressor housing size... Like when you adjsut the trim on an outboard motor of a boat, you are angling it up or down depending ont he speed you plan on running, or if you are in shallow water.
     
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    sorry, i meant A/R above... not trim.

    I personally haven't seen them all in person, so im only going off speculation here... but, read this-- its where i got a lot of my info from: http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=483220
     
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    Hmmm....

    SC50- .50 trim compressor
    SC32- .54 trim compressor
    SC34- .57 trim compressor
    SC44- .60 trim compressor

    All these are in the T04e housing, though, which is what makes up the physical size. The inducer/exducer is simply the size of the inlet side of the turbine/compressor wheel, and the outlet side of the turbine/compressor wheel.

    The SC61 I saw LOOKED the same size, but the exact diameter of the housings could have been VERY slightly different (like .25-.5")
     
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    right... like im saying, the sc61 you saw could have been the standard to4e size... and NOT the to4s that is availble
     
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    Personally, I like the GReddy kit. That is what I had and it worked really well and gave me a dramatic increase in HP with only running 7 pounds of boost. And with the price, it is a pretty good deal.
     
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    i know a little about turbos, but i thought Garrett provides a good shit load of turbos for different companies? Like the use Garrett turbos and "modify" them. Anyway, i hear the GT Ball-Bearings are the best. Longer turbo life, faster spool, and better efficiency.. still learning so please correct if im wrong.
     
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    the gt40 is one of the best out there.... but precision is still better.
     
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    just wonderin im sure it was probably a joke but why is the greddy kit even listed on the poll? tod5 18g greddy turbo is no where near a T04 60-1
     
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