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      03-01-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Anyone in the UK running RB turbos?

At $3000 i think this might be my Xmas treat this year.

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I think I might be the only one, I like this one:

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Fit them yourself mate?
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It was before I started DIY-ing on this car, so it was done by Darren Wood in Manchester
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Rob quoted me $3099 plus $600 swap charge [which you get back] Fitting on top of course.
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I managed to pick up a used set of turbos on eBay for 100 local to me and sent him them. Did you tell him your car is RHD? Is there still a wait on them? I had to be patient for 2.5months.
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He is screaming out for RHD at the minute. Answered my email at 5am lol
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I wonder how much I could sell mine for

You should run meth to get the most of them, the gains aren't that much on ordinary fuel with full bolt ons.
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Yeh pretty restricted without e85
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I managed to pick up a used set of turbos on eBay for 100 local to me and sent him them. Did you tell him your car is RHD? Is there still a wait on them? I had to be patient for 2.5months.
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I'd also love some of these, but I suspect the DCT box will find its limits exceeded by such a setup.

430 ish will just have to do... There's always bushes, diff, suspension etc still to do!

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I went through this dilemma when my turbos blew.

Get meth first, stock turbos can make great power (maxed out at around 500hp). Do you really want a 550hp+ daily drive??

It's wasted power without an LSD - £2k

You will need a high performance clutch (spec stage 3 etc) and new DMF (preferably lightened due to high hp misfires). - £1200

You'll want the bms back end flash. - £300?

Factoring all this in, I'd say RB's are a £6k modification on a normal stage 2 car.

I suspect suspension and braking mods follow shortly thereafter...
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I went through this dilemma when my turbos blew.

Get meth first, stock turbos can make great power (maxed out at around 500hp). Do you really want a 550hp+ daily drive??

It's wasted power without an LSD - £2k

You will need a high performance clutch (spec stage 3 etc) and new DMF (preferably lightened due to high hp misfires). - £1200

You'll want the bms back end flash. - £300?

Factoring all this in, I'd say RB's are a £6k modification on a normal stage 2 car.

I suspect suspension and braking mods follow shortly thereafter...
100% spot on there. I've done everything mentioned above and it is a case of one thing after another chasing the weak links in the car. The last two things on the list are the latest things I've had to do on mine due to the power levels.
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I think I might be the only one, I like this one:
He is going so fast looks like his roof is falling apart lol.

Nice mods Idnan. When will you post a video?
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He is going so fast looks like his roof is falling apart lol.

Nice mods Idnan. When will you post a video?
I'll get a vid as soon as it is running 100%. Unfortunately that could take months as I'm having a few tuning related issues.
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