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

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Thread: GI: Turbo Kit

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    GI: Turbo Kit

    Like the title says, just gaging interest in a VX bolt-on turbo kit. Price will be around $2,500 approx. for the complete kit good for +50-100 hp (on a stock engine).
    Last edited by jdm monkey : 03/08/2008 at 08:08 AM

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    id probably be interested once it was proven... id still rather get ahold of a supercharger though


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    Are the Alpine kits no longer available? They cost just a little bit more and have already been tested and proven.
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    I'm sure the interest is there but among those that are you're going to need to provide a lot more details, such as how it's going to be plumbed.
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    details details details. what turbos will you use? will it be single or dual? i was thinking about trying a custom made turbo kit with the 2 wrx 13T turbos i have with 19T wheels......for the best bang for the buck, you cant beat dual 13Ts on a 3.5 liter. i'd be interested, the price is good but it needs to look nice, not something that looks like i could have made it in my garage

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by kpaske View Post
    Are the Alpine kits no longer available? They cost just a little bit more and have already been tested and proven.
    Well they do still sell the supercharger, just in another website. here it is. I would buy it if they did payments not all at once.

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    If there is one thing I like more than superchargers, its turbo chargers! Work on the details, you've gotten my attention

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    Better figure on a tranny upgrade to go with it. 50-100hp boost will grenade the stock one.

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    power at what rpm?

    I know that the supercharger is out of my rpm range... I rarely get over 3K. Where does the power come in on the turbo?

    Can u do both???
    Last edited by So-CalVX : 03/08/2008 at 07:17 PM Reason: wanted to add a question

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    Quote Originally Posted by So-CalVX View Post
    I know that the supercharger is out of my rpm range... I rarely get over 3K. Where does the power come in on the turbo?

    Can u do both???
    yah you can have a supercharger and a turbo charger... its called twin charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper View Post
    Better figure on a tranny upgrade to go with it. 50-100hp boost will grenade the stock one.
    what gives? the torque converter?
    how much hp do supercharged vx have and all of them have tranny problems?

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    The 5psi blower makes LESS than 50hp..... Mr. Apollo or one of the S/C'd guys will straighten me out...but the real number is more like 25 or 30. The Aisin unit in Axioms will take 300, but alas, the humble 4L30E will begin to shred around 265 or so. It was used in modestly powered things, like 3 series an such. It'll last a lot longer at 215hp. than 250.

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    I can probably set the psi to a modest level and call it a stage 1 kit to keep the trans from grenading... I think what kills the trans is the increase in torque... I have the same issue in my Lexus SC400 I'm about to turbocharge; its auto tranny was never designed to handle 400hp but its stock 1uzfe engine will.

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    i think the max torque rating for the 4l30e is 285, but yea like u said chopper, the more power you put to it the less life it will have

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    the supercharger still availible?

    Is that an accurate page?

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