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Turbo baby

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by branct06, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Aug 20, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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    joedirt

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  2. Aug 20, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    That's what that turbo sounds like on that taco.

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  3. Aug 20, 2008 at 12:49 PM
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  4. Aug 20, 2008 at 1:03 PM
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    You want a supercharger. You would be remiss sticking anything else on there. TRD decided that's what the engine needed and they designed one for it. Very few engineers understand the engine as well as the creme of the crop that Toyota and TRD hire. There is a lot of kinematics, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, machine design, computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, materials, and higher physics that go into engine design, especially those with power adders. Unless you are prepared to build from the block up, Toyota does make damn good blocks to do so, don't waste your time on some 2 bit turbo system. And exhaust systems make all the difference on turbo systems. Turbos recycle the thermal and mechanical energy inherent in the gas that is wasted out your muffler. Personally I think that N/A engines were designed to be N/A and engines that need power adders come from the factory with them. Stick with what the pros deamed appropriate and just strap on some belts and go with the supercharger. We went with a S/C on our Solo2 Miata while many people buy the popular turbo kits because turbos are "cool." But at the track it all comes down to FTD - fastest time of the day. Then you are cool.
    If you MUST have a turbo Tacoma swap in the Supra's 2JZ-GTE with the Getrag 6 speed.
    My $0.02
     
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  7. Aug 20, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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  8. Aug 20, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    On a conventional turbo setup a free flowing exhaust helps spool. not necessary on an STS system. also the tacoma kits come with a snorkel setup now so the filter is up our of the way. these kits out perform the trd supercharger at the same amount of boost. More boost at lower RPM and more overall hp so in many cases you might not need to run as much boost to make the power you want. And water hitting the turbo is not an issue. Since the turbo is so far from the motor the turbo never reaches the same temperatures as it would under the hood so there is no risk of it cracking. This also makes the turbo last wayyyy longer. And the turbo doesn't heat the engine oil. No need for an intercooler since the intake air cools in the piping on the way back to the engine. no doubt about it if your thinking about boost i would go with an STS Turbo kit. if for some reason you don't want that the TRD supercharger kits are pretty good. I really wouldn't put a turbo under the hood though on a vehicle that wasn't orginally designed like that. but comparing the STS kit to a conventional kit is apples and oranges.
     
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