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Old 10-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:03 PM   #77 (permalink)
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There is a bit more lag than a stock turbo, 500-700rpm more, not very much for such a large wheel setup though.
what if you port the stock exhaust manifold, would that help any? could that make the manifold weaker and cause it to crack?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #78 (permalink)
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Porting may help a bit, there is definately room for improvement there. You would have to remove a ton of material to make it weaker...
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #79 (permalink)
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so a higher flowing mani would help this out a good bit?
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #80 (permalink)
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all turbos have some sort of feed and return for oil to go into them for lubercation purposes. the coolant going into them just helps the turbos stay cool. this turbo has that as well. will come with a couple new lines but they will be VERY easy to install. water cooling for turbos is great imho.

no need for a turbo blanket with this thing as it accepts the factory heatshields which are plenty.

like isaid i personally recommmend getting retuned instead of leaving the gmpp tune in there. have it tuned for your altitude, driving comfort and all that. if your bypass valve is fluttering you might want to look into that. the forge is feel should come with this turbo as i feel the stock bpv wont hold up as well.

like stated above...it has billet CEA wheels from percision. dual ceramic ball bearing center section as well.
if you left the gmpp tune on and didn't retune it, would there be any issues? Would there be any increase in horsepower with the gmpp tune on?
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Porting may help a bit, there is definately room for improvement there. You would have to remove a ton of material to make it weaker...
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so a higher flowing mani would help this out a good bit?

I've actually have done this but waiting to install it back on the car. I will say this, the stock mani(material wise) is very dense cast iron. My machinist hated me after he spent a good time porting and port matching it. Here is a pic while it was in the shop.

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Old 11-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #82 (permalink)
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if you left the gmpp tune on and didn't retune it, would there be any issues? Would there be any increase in horsepower with the gmpp tune on?
You will want to put a good tune on it for sure. The GMPP tune is okay but will not allow you to see the full potential of this turbocharger!
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^^^^ Agreed
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I've actually have done this but waiting to install it back on the car. I will say this, the stock mani(material wise) is very dense cast iron. My machinist hated me after he spent a good time porting and port matching it. Here is a pic while it was in the shop.

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Old 11-15-2012, 01:17 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I've actually have done this but waiting to install it back on the car. I will say this, the stock mani(material wise) is very dense cast iron. My machinist hated me after he spent a good time porting and port matching it. Here is a pic while it was in the shop.

thats actually why i mentioned it because i saw your post on the sky forum about it.

how much bigger are the ports? do you have a before pic to compare to? and what did he port match it to, the gasket?
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