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eBay turbo for a 2010 tacoma V6

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Slimjimfenner, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jan 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    Slimjimfenner

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    Hey everyone. I was wondering if I could just buy a cheap turbo from eBay and build the intake with air intake piping from auto zone and leave the intercooler out. I would only want a turbo pushing about 7-8 psi so I really wouldn't need an intercooler, but would I need to upgrade anything else so the engine could hold the turbo?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jan 4, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    Lucario Runner

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    No, no, no. Please do it right the first time. The engine can handle that with no issues on a good tune, but those parts won't.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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    eBay turbo kits are bad news. You can run a turbo without an intercooler with low boost but its not the best idea. Michael(mjbtaco) ran a turbo without an intercooler and didn't have any issues though
     
  4. Jan 4, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    seksilumpia

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    I like buying stuff from EBay but i would never give a turbo a thought from ebay..it could all go downhill fast
     
  5. Jan 4, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    I think A lot of it would depend on how big of a gambler you are.

    If you're willing to roll the dice and take the chance it could cost you the price of a new motor, I would say go for it. I'd look at it like this; say you get a turbo for free and you build your own "fit kit" then install it yourself. Obviously, you'd save yourself a lot of money but would it be enough to make it worth it if things go south and you toast the motor.

    Personally, I'm not that big of a gambler and I usually take the conservative approach so it wouldn't be worth it for me. But, that's just one mans opinion and you know what they say about opinions... ;)
     
  6. Jan 5, 2013 at 1:06 AM
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    Id save ur money and contact gadget at URD for a supercharger kit
     
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