Remote turbo systems

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by need4speed, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. need4speed

    need4speed Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
    Pacific Palisades
    NE1 have experience with this? Why does it cost $4K?! Sounds like this could be fabricated quite easily. The idea is pretty cool. Any downsides?
  2. brendon0

    brendon0 Formula Junior

    Dec 13, 2003
    Tampa FL
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    Lag. Having the turbo so far from the exhaust will increase the
    time it takes for the turbo to spool up. Then you have the return
    pipe which is huge and long, also adds to lag. With turbo's your
    best bet is to get it as close to the engine as possible.

    Also, no ability to add an intercooler. Big difference in power once
    heat soak sets in. A water spray may resolve this, but not perm.

    I would also be worried about oiling issues. The oil pipe is ALSO
    a long distance from the engine.

    Otherwise looks like a cheap and easy way to strap on horsepower.

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