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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:26 pm
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Default What would be the cheapest turbo for an LS Integra? and Where can I buy one?

What would be the cheapest turbo for an LS Integra? and Where can I buy one?
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:27 pm
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Cheapest is usually the worst for performance/reliability. Be safe and get a greddy turbo kit with intercooler, boost controller, GT28 ball bearing turbo and all the piping and new injectors for around 3 grand. Its the best performance for the price. With stock internals on 6-8 psi expect 300-320bhp with the stock 9.2:1 compression.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:32 pm
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There are a lot of dirt cheap turbo kits made in China that pop up on eBay. However, I would only buy one of these if I were giving it as a gift to my worst enemy. Cheap turbo kits often have the following problems:1. Apalling product construction. The classic example is the SS Autochrome turbo that had a compressor housing held together with epoxy. It snapped in half under boost. While not all cheap turbos are that aweful, they often have far worse materials and construction techniques than parts from reputable manufacturers.2. Inappropriate parts choices. I saw one eBay vendor trying to sell the exact same turbo kit for a 1.5 liter Scion and 5.7 liter V8s. Believe me, you can't get a turbo that will work correctly on both.3. Incomplete kits. Often the cheapest turbo kits do not have either an exhaust manifold or an adapter to attach the turbo to your exhaust. You'll have to break out the welding torch to finish the kit. They often also lack a means of tuning the engine to run under boost.If you want dirt cheap, you're best off adapting a junkyard turbo - it's not any more headache than dealing with the cheapest of turbo kits. You should at least make sure the turbo and manifold come from reputable sources. You get what you pay for with turbos - although I should add that rule does not seem to apply to some other parts of a turbo kit, such as intercoolers and charge pipes.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:34 pm
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I call BS on 300-320 hp, not to the wheels thats for sure. to get that kind of power to the wheels you need to upgrade the engine huge and I mean all the bolt ons, cams, lifters, valves, upgraded turbo kit ect.. In my opinion don't add a turbo it will kill your engine in a couple of years. You will be constantly replacing parts you can't afford to replace. stick to bolt ons and look into Hondata. The guys who have turbos drive old crappers or they have cash to burn. Otherwise they don't keep the car long after they realize how expensive maintenance gets.
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it's not worth it.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:40 pm
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if your gonna go cheap, dont get it! your gonna have alot of problems with it
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:43 pm
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you cna gte 300hp to the wheels on stock internals with 6-10 psi but i dobut that 350 unless you have sum head work done and the cheapest way to get a turbo is read up on them more and make your own comes out cheaper that way and more power instead of buying a kit
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I agree, cheapest is not always better. And yes there are alot of turbos out there made in China. GReddy is the best and they make a bolt-on kit for many vehicles that did not originally have turbos( Acura Integra).Visit Noah Automotive Specialties.com, you can pick up a GReddy bolt-on turbo kit for $2,745 including shipping to US 48 states. They also have a bolt-on kit by MimoUSA for much less $1,570 with shipping, these are made in China.Hope this helps, and check out www.noahautomotivespecialties.com.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 12:48 pm
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Don't put a turbo in your car. Aftermarket turbos are usually very expensive and to completely buy and install one properly will cost you more then you'd like. It is far better to just save that money and spend it on a car that has a factory installed turbo.
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go all motor get it bored out change heads, and cams
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