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Old 08-05-2022, 09:09 AM   #1
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So in my quest to stay under the $2000 budget I'm looking for a snail that can make 400+hp and have decent spool time. I have a 531 head and doing a bunch of work to it. I was actually kicking around the idea of using twin 13t turbos because the one on the car was replaced at the volvo dealership a few thousand miles before the car was laid to rest. I know a lot of you will give me reasons whay that is a bad idea, but they award points for engineering and creativity and I "could" even set them up as sequentials.
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:55 AM   #2
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Not a GT35 but quite a few guys including myself have had success with eBay 50 trim and 57 trim T3/T4 hybrids. IIRC Kenny and Sam have gone into the 12s on 50 trims alone.
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Old 08-05-2022, 12:04 PM   #3
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I absolutely love it it hits like a freight train but takes forever to spool even with a header and open 3" dp.

Edit:plus it has water cooling
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Old 08-05-2022, 12:58 PM   #4
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I just picked up a maxspeeding TO4E 57 trim from an ebay seller. Less than $200 for a turbo and oil feed and drain kit. I'm gonna put my .48 cosworth housing on it for improved spool and that will handle the lower power level I plan on using it at.

PS Probably out of your budget but they do sell a .72 A/R cosworth style exhaust housing which will give you decent spool and handle the power levels. ATP Turbo is making it.
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Old 08-05-2022, 01:22 PM   #5
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I just picked up a maxspeeding TO4E 57 trim from an ebay seller. Less than $200 for a turbo and oil feed and drain kit. I'm gonna put my .48 cosworth housing on it for improved spool and that will handle the lower power level I plan on using it at.

PS Probably out of your budget but they do sell a .72 A/R cosworth style exhaust housing which will give you decent spool and handle the power levels. ATP Turbo is making it.
Make sure the oil feed is not too restrictive. I blew up a brand new cxracing turbo in three laps because chinabay AN adapter on the feed side had too much restriction.



Of course, I am an idiot and have no idea what I am doing.
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Old 08-05-2022, 02:19 PM   #6
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I absolutely love it it hits like a freight train but takes forever to spool even with a header and open 3" dp.

Edit:plus it has water cooling
nice. thats kinda what I expected to hear. not really worried about spool time.
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Old 08-05-2022, 02:23 PM   #7
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Make sure the oil feed is not too restrictive. I blew up a brand new cxracing turbo in three laps because chinabay AN adapter on the feed side had too much restriction.



Of course, I am an idiot and have no idea what I am doing.
Thank you. I will look out for that. I am already using an ATP -4AN feed. I was
going to keep on using that. But I want to switch to the braided drain since
my oil drain is a modified stock setup.
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Thank you. I will look out for that. I am already using an ATP -4AN feed. I was
going to keep on using that. But I want to switch to the braided drain since
my oil drain is a modified stock setup.
I'm using yoshifab drain plug with the -10an drain works great but that braided stuff is a pita to work with. Also you gotta use a 45 degree fitting on the block
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Old 08-05-2022, 03:09 PM   #9
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What size orifice was too small?
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nice. thats kinda what I expected to hear. not really worried about spool time.
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Old 08-05-2022, 09:53 PM   #11
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Care to explain why? I have a blast with mine
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Old 08-07-2022, 09:41 AM   #13
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Care to explain why? I have a blast with mine
Wondering the same thing. Sure there are better turbos out there but not within my budget
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Make sure the oil feed is not too restrictive. I blew up a brand new cxracing turbo in three laps because chinabay AN adapter on the feed side had too much restriction.



Of course, I am an idiot and have no idea what I am doing.
journal bearing turbos dont need restrictors. I drill mine out to 3/16 and never have a problem. Now ball bearing is a different story/
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