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      02-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Want to buy a turbo upgrade

So itself a birthday present to myself I am interested in buying a turbo upgrade for my car. I would like the kit to cost 3k or less...

Are there any new options on the horizon I should hold out for? If RB was readily available and was at their intro price point I would be all in.

What are my options?

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      02-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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single turbo upgrades are coming out i would wait.
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single turbo upgrades are coming out i would wait.
But singles will be no where near your price point. And the labor will me much more expensive also because you have to remove the manifold etc.
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single turbo kit wont be over 5,000 well atleast it shouldnt.. all it should be is custom fab on turbo mani and so forth ... but the tuning software you can buy separate which would be a good idea..
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single turbo kit wont be over 5,000 well atleast it shouldnt.. all it should be is custom fab on turbo mani and so forth ... but the tuning software you can buy separate which would be a good idea..
Lol yeah I'm sure it's gonna be under 5k to get a single installed. Where do people get this stuff?
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are you saying you dont work around your own car.. why would you pay someone to work on your car lol..
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Just take out a loan and be done with it......
Don't need a loan to get a single. I like quick spool up and really would be happy with 500whp. My car is a daily driver and it is only speculation at this point how reliable the big singles will be.

So no good alternatives to RB?
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Alternatives in the price range you're looking for, none that I know...I think RBs are the way to go for a nice 450-470whp on pump gas (depending on your baseline) and 500-520whp on meth with RBs...at least this is what's been shown so far with RBs and dynos but there "may" be a bit more in them down the road with some changes to plumbing
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RB all the way. And then you can take advantage of Cobb's RB turbo maps.
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So itself a birthday present to myself I am interested in buying a turbo upgrade for my car. I would like the kit to cost 3k or less...
The RB turbos cost less than 3000 USD, at least if you exclude the core charge (i.e. if you give him your own turbos in exchange). You would have to add the installation costs to this, obviously.

You will not find a full twin upgrade for a better price - there are a few upgrades around with clipped compressor wheels, but RB is the only one offering both wheels upgraded plus an improved wastegate assembly.

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Are there any new options on the horizon I should hold out for? If RB was readily available and was at their intro price point I would be all in.
The price for the RB turbos has never changed, it has remained identical since they were first offered.

Also, I do know that right now Rob Beck has several sets available that would be ready for shipment (five I believe). No better time to get these if you ask me.

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Last I saw on 2/12, RB's were in stock. 8 sets open that could ship in about the next 7-10 days. Your screen name is 135 but the description says you drive a 335. I think there is a few hundred $ difference for 135, either in the overall cost or the core cost.
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are you saying you dont work around your own car.. why would you pay someone to work on your car lol..
HPF already announced pricing just under $6,000 and that's just for stage one with the base jb turbo and no added fueling system:

http://www.horsepowerfreaks.com/perf...bos/Turbo_Kits

Vishnu has not released pricing.
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RB all the way. And then you can take advantage of Cobb's RB turbo maps.
Brey, do you know if Cobb will have maps for the single turbo solutions coming out?

I guess by the time single turbo's become mainstream, Cobb will have released AR and you could just get a tuning shop to tune in for a single turbo?
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are you saying you dont work around your own car.. why would you pay someone to work on your car lol..
doing a turbo upgrade isn't exactly an easy task for the average DIYer.
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are you saying you dont work around your own car.. why would you pay someone to work on your car lol..
Because if they screw it up, there's always some recourse. Screw it up yourself and you have nobody else to blame or cover the cost of making it right. If I were going to do an upgrade like this, I'd want it done in a professional shop with a lift and the correct tools, plus some demonstrative certifications/expertise. Changing your plugs is one thing; putting in a completely redesigned turbo system and expecting everything to work right is quite another.
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are you saying you dont work around your own car.. why would you pay someone to work on your car lol..
I couldnt agree more. It not like your replacing cams/pistons/rods/bearings here people(although those mods are easy as well). A turbo kit is a bolt on.
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I couldnt agree more. It not like your replacing cams/pistons/rods/bearings here people(although those mods are easy as well). A turbo kit is a bolt on.
Point is you are gonna pay more to go single turbo then 5k and certainly not 3k.
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I couldnt agree more. It not like your replacing cams/pistons/rods/bearings here people(although those mods are easy as well). A turbo kit is a bolt on.
If it was that easy why has it taken so long for the single to be developed.

I agree with anything that is going to be making extreme HP gains and possibly blowing up motor's that I would rather have a shop do it.

Also a lot of people do not have a shop or a place where I can park the car and work on it that is covered and clean from dirt or rain.
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A turbo kit is a bolt on.
...Which requires about 14 hours for the inexperienced, dropping the front subframe, tilting the engine out of the way, minimal space to work with and a bunch of specialty tools I'm sure the average person doesn't have. At the very least I'd want a lift and would have to rent an engine hoist. For that price, I'd find a local trusting indy.
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...Which requires about 14 hours for the inexperienced, dropping the front subframe, tilting the engine out of the way, minimal space to work with and a bunch of specialty tools I'm sure the average person doesn't have. At the very least I'd want a lift and would have to rent an engine hoist. For that price, I'd find a local trusting indy.
You don't need an engine hoist...just need a tranny jack under the engine, once you get the passenger side engine mount out, to lower the engine down a bit...plenty of room then
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