Originally Posted by Hot Chillae
I think you guys missed the point. i know its cheap that is the reason i would get it. why spend 4k dollars on brand name just to run 5psi? and i don't think it matters what brand it is because 5psi is 5psi no matter who pushes it... besides it the turbo cant run out of control IF i hook up the boost guage/timer correctly
i know thats a big IF on my part.
wrong. psi is relative to the turbo. 5 psi of of a turbo set up like X will be COMPLETELY different then 5 psi out of turbo Y. How the turbo is made, what features it has, and more all effect the overall efficiency of the turbo. Psi doesn't mean shit really.
oh yea..and btw..cheap and forced air induction..NEVER works out.
cheap parts are just gonna make your motor way more unreliable.
Originally Posted by steve o 77
better turbos have better bearings and will be far more reliable, and will be more efficient.
If all you want is 5psi then you could run a pretty small turbo and avoid the lag.
this is true too.
cheap turbos oil seals go bad fast too. Then you'll be dumping oil in your exhaust like a mofo. cheap waste gates can stick open rendering you turbo useless or out of control since the wastegate is what controls the turbo.
OP..no offense..buy you have a TON of homework to do before you even start thinking of what parts to buy. Please do a lot(i mean A LOT) or reading. You do not seem like the kind of person that knows a lot about FAI and especially turbos.
Do it right..or don't do it at all.
you will just suffer having to rebuild a whole new motor if you do it wrong.
In short, i do not think you are ready to turbo your truck in anyway shape or form.
If you want a boosted motor..get a TRD SC. You can find em for 1k or a little more. Then go from there.