Bolt on turbo kit

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  1. scottryana

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    *Edited 8/25/2018

    This post has been taken over by @NLXTACY he has taken the reigns from my information gathering post to see if people would be interested in a kit to actually putting a kit into production.

    At this time it looks like there will be around 25 kits. There is no priority except for those that have pre-paid.

    I know it is a long thread and there is a lot of changes but please read through from page 1 to the end to know exactly what you will be getting.
     
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  2. Jason hansen

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    I go back and forth on wanting a turbo. It would be nice if the kit kept the stock air cleaner.
     
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    Yep retaining the stock air box would be a must. Too many people with snorkels and the stock air box is a great setup.

     
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    i think it would sell but for some stupid reason i keep buying OBD I trucks so an engine swap is my only option for power.
     
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  5. Jason hansen

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    Would the kit include the down pipe?
     
  6. scottryana

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    Yeah it would be a bolt on kit for people with factory exhaust.


     
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    Sounds like a way better deal than a super charger if you could get a kit for 4K and have an inter cooler.
     
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    Considering a supercharger (currently not available) is at the same price point, it would make sense.

    I think the only concern people have about CXRacing kit is the quality of the header.
     
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    I would be way more worried with the wrong size s*** turbo, and the s*** waste gates and blow off valves. In actuality they have improved thier manifold and it is now the appropriate thickness. I use schedule 40 stainless with a 0.145" wall thickness theirs is now 11ga so a 0.140" thickness, as long as the welds are good their manifold isn't the worst part. I don't care for the design but I understand the whole point is to be as cheap as possible, but it is not twin scroll, etc. Plus their revised intercooler placement is horizontal under the bumper??


     
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    Yeah CXRacing is kind of garbage. Some quality bit of kit would be interesting. The ability to bolt on 100hp at the wheels in your driveway in a weekend would be a real sweet deal.
     
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    It probably wouldn't be 100hp to the wheels more like 60-70, you have limitations in fueling etc. But the TRD SC is around 45.

    But if baseline is 135awhp, you're talking about a 45% increase in HP compared to about 30-35% with the TRD SC.


     
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    So, where would the intercooler be placed in this new setup? Given most of us have ARB or other brand bumpers.
     
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    TRD SC = CARB/smog compliant.
    XYZ TC = ????

    That would be the concern of anyone that needs to deal with smog checks/compliancy etc.

    cheers,
    george.
     
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    It would likely be an A/W setup with the heat exchanger behind the grill on the passenger side and a small intercooler in the engine bay. That way it would work with dual batteries, different bumper setups, you wouldn't have to relocate the trans cooler, etc.

     
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    Yep this is of no help to the people in CA.

     
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    Limitations in the fuel pump, injectors, or the computers ability to trim in enough fuel? I guess for $4k I'd want 100hp minimum.
     
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    Injectors and the computer. 60awhp is roughly 100hp at the crank once you figure the 30+% drivetrain loss. i.e. stock 212hp dynos 130-135awhp.


     
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    In Utah they eliminated safety ispections, and they don't do smog test in rural areas. So I guess anything goes now. ;)
     
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    I would be more interested in a next level up of the fuel system such as injectors and a piggyback. Their are two easily accessible exhaust manifolds. Running plumbing and selecting a turbo and wastegate and stuff isn't too bad.
     
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    Just saw your post after asking above... lol. Subscribed
     
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