View Poll Results: Do you want a turbo kit for your VX?

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  • Hell yeah!!!

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  • Nah, i'll stick with stock power

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  • Whats a turbo?

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Thread: GI: Turbo Kit

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    The initial plan for Stage 1 kit will use single T3/T4 mid mounted turbo that will replace the stock muffler and will use an oil pump for oil return, 38mm wategate boosting 5-7psi, BOV, FMU, Aluminum charge pipes, Stainless steel braided oil lines, boost gauge etc.

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    I'm with Chopper on this. You may want to plan on stockpiling some trannys as well.

    Plus, before I did too much thought work, I would at least take some close looks at the Mooncraft. That plumbing was pretty damned serious and actually called for a custom made front cladding to house the FMIC. There is no way you are gonna get a TMIC in there unless you go hoodless, heh.

    In the end, S/C is the best choice with it's modest power and ease. ya ya, I know, not an easy thing to find, but, occasionally, one will pop up.

    Good luck. Can't say it has never been brought up before.

    (psst.... I actually prefer turbo myself. :bwgr: )
    Gary Noonan
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    Quote Originally Posted by WormGod View Post
    I'm with Chopper on this. You may want to plan on stockpiling some trannys as well.
    And before you stockpile trannys, maybe get a VX ???

    You'll find pics of the mooncraft in my gallery.
    Last edited by Ldub : 03/12/2008 at 03:51 PM

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    I have a VX I just got it a few months ago and yeah it would have been stupid to design a turbo kit for a vehicle you dont have. I've seen the mooncraft turbo kit and I didnt like the design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm monkey View Post
    I have a VX I just got it a few months ago and yeah it would have been stupid to design a turbo kit for a vehicle you dont have. I've seen the mooncraft turbo kit and I didnt like the design.
    My bad I guess...maybe update your profile.
    From where I sit, it still says "none".

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    ok, updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solitude View Post
    Is that an accurate page?
    Good question - as far as I know - it is not...

    BTW, I would be in the market for the turbo kit (as well as for the charger..)
    Vodka... Connecting people

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    Prototype kit construction will start this spring. I'll keep you guys updated.

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    Rear mounted turbo?

    So, you're going to be running water and oil lins back and forth, and charge air forwards under the floorpan?

    Thats going to be a HUGE volume of intake and exhaust to pressurise to get boost up. You're going to need a bypass valve for sure.

    I've seen it done on other cars, but its always been a kludge.

    John C.

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    As promised, some pictures of the prototype turbo kit 75% complete....
    *some items may vary from the actual kit.

    Took the stock exhaust out...

    Here's the turbo for the proto. kit

    Charge pipe...

    Proposed chargepipe routing. It requires cutting a hole on the inside fender area.

    Return line tapped on the oil cap. This is for testing only, the kit will have a quick release fitting.

    mocked up...

    rear view...

    more pics to come....

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    Nice work....

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    keep us updated
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    Interesting in seeing how you plan out the cooling. MOAFMIC (mother of all front mount intercoolers)!!!! I have done front and top mount kits, but NEVER have I had to fab my own plumbing. I do not envy your task, heh.

    Curious, what turbo are you considering and are you looking at, at least, a 3" turboback?

    Keep it up.

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    For 5-7psi low boost intercooling is not really needed and with the use of a relatively large compressor compressed air wont be as hot, also turbo placement is away from the engine bay, there's plenty of cold dense air at the turbo's current location. And yes, single 3" turbo back for the exhaust.
    Ok now for more pics....







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    Jdm...Looks good, I've been trying to find pic's of a guy in Japan that fab'd one about in the same location as your doing. It might give you some idea's on mounts, locations etc. If any member has any pic's of the Jap VX w/turbo post them. Keep us posted..

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