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TURBO on a 3.4L?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kauaib0y, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    Im looking at the universal t3/tr turbo setup at Ebay for toyota tacoma's? Has anyone here installed them at all? for the $500 asking price, it seems tempting to get the best power out of the engine?[​IMG]
     
  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    let me know if it works, i would just be afraid that its so cheep for a reason and not risk blowing my motor up
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    If you are even considering this, I KNOW that you have absolutely NO fucking clue about turbos. Everything in that kit is crap! For $500...LMFAO Do you know that good TIAL waste gate costs around $300 ITSELF! Do you know that if cheap waste gate fails, you will over boost? Over boosting once to 20-30psi WILL put a basket balls size hole in your engine.

    OK even if you are NOT concerned about the quality of the parts. This is universal kit. You will need the turbo manifold and downpipe CUSTOM made, the kit comes with flanges ONLY. That is $500-$1000 right there and what about engine management???

    Turbo charging ANY vehicle which didn't come turbo charged from the factory, requires a lot of knowledge or money or both. Yes you can turbo charge vehicle for cheap, by fabbing parts yourself and getting used parts, however that requires a LOT of knowledge and skill...
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    :crapstorm: all he was asking is if it where good turbo kit. dont have to beat him up about it just cause he isnt as informed as you are about turbo kits. but i would agree this would be a bad buy. just save up some cash and get the STS rear mount turbo kit.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    STS rear turbo kit is as bad as getting the ebay kit...LOL
     
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  7. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    Just to clarify my blunt statement... For a turbo charger to be the most effective and require least maintenance. The best is to have the least amount of piping and mounting the turbo as close to the cylinder head as possible. Turbo charger needs exhaust volume and velocity to spool quickly, have fast response and reach full boost quickly. Further down the exhaust stream the turbo is mounted, the longer it will take for the turbo spool, slower the turbo response will be and it will take longer to reach full boost thus creating more turbo lag. Not mentioning that the inter cooler piping will have to be quite long. Longer the piping is, the more couplers and bends it will need, more chance for boost leaks and more chance of damage occurring to the piping especially on a truck...

    Not saying that the STS kit doesn't work. The STS kit is inefficient and I am just not big fan of it at all.

    If you do turbo charge your vehicle do the research and do it right!
     
  8. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    makes since!:thumbsup:
     
  9. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    sense, not since
     
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    You CAN stuff twin turbo setup in the engine bay of 350z and THAT is a tight fit.... Have you ever seen an engine bay of one of those?? The Tacoma has shit load of room in the engine bay compared to 350z...
     
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    Yes, yes & yes...lol

    I am not arguing that it wont work. It will, won't be as efficient...

    As I said, i am not fan of those systems. Just an idea of mounting $1000 turbo under the car which can get hit by a rock or any other road debris, doesn't sit well with me.
     
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  12. Oct 20, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    do not buy this ebay junk

    if you're going to do it, do it right

    here's a tip:

    cheap, fast, reliable...pick two, cause you can't get all three
     
  13. Oct 20, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    bravo!!!...didnt expect a response quite as interesting as this, THIS SOME GOOD SHIT! hahaha
     
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    Going to have to second this. I supposed in the grand scheme of things rear mount kits do work but the name of the game with turbo's is efficiency. Why would you blow $1300 on a good BB Turbo, just to mount it down stream. Slap a charger on instead.

    The Quick answer is NO, Do not buy this kit. It is a pure waste of money and will cost you an engine. A good exhaust manifold by itself costs more than this setup.
     
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    The STS kit puts out some good numbers, regardless. Anyone who knows the 3.4L, that engine bay get HOT. The STS is designed like so to keep it running cooler (and keep the engine bay cooler).

    The only issue I foresee is popping it on a rock when off road.
     
  18. Oct 21, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    lol my bad:rolleyes:
     
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