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    Thread: K04 vs. Frankenturbo

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      02-24-2012 01:33 PM #1
      looking to upgrade my turbo for my 20th with my tax money, its between the K04 and the Frankenturbo. ive been looking into both of the them and im starting to like the Frankenturbo F4 kit. it seems like the best buy for the money.

      if anyone has had issues with this set up or recommend something else that will be awesome.
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      02-24-2012 03:34 PM #2
      http://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant...&Category_Code=

      I always wanted to see someone do a build thread with this kit...
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    3. 02-24-2012 04:20 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Trict GTi View Post
      http://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant...&Category_Code=

      I always wanted to see someone do a build thread with this kit...
      Here ya go: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-2-Kit-Install

      OP: I would say the FT is a good choice.

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      02-24-2012 04:27 PM #4
      I have the frankenturbo. It's pretty nice.

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      02-24-2012 07:14 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Dnuge720 View Post
      I have the frankenturbo. It's pretty nice.
      how much boost are you running?
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      02-24-2012 07:22 PM #6
      http://www.frankenturbo.com/new/F4T.html

      this is the kit i m thinking about getting. along with new injectors.
      (haven't figured out what size CC yet)
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      02-24-2012 08:54 PM #7
      Just a KO4 doesn't seem worth the hassle. But the FT4 with injectors, manifold, DP and remap will put you around 260hp to the wheel for only a bit more money.

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      02-24-2012 09:10 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by STOICH View Post
      Here ya go: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-2-Kit-Install

      OP: I would say the FT is a good choice.


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      02-24-2012 11:14 PM #9
      there is also a new company i cant remember the name of them but they came out with a tune just for the frankenturbo and it has some good numbers i think its called gonzotuning

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      02-25-2012 12:52 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by dubbin_24-7 View Post
      how much boost are you running?
      25 pounds

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      02-25-2012 10:40 AM #11
      yeah i heard good things about Gonzo. i found his facebook page and was going to ask a few questions
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      02-26-2012 12:53 PM #12
      whats the difference between the F4 transversal 1.8t and the F4 longitudinal 1.8t?
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    13. 02-26-2012 01:05 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by dubbin_24-7 View Post
      whats the difference between the F4 transversal 1.8t and the F4 longitudinal 1.8t?
      Transversal - front of engine points to the passenger fender (like your engine)

      Longitudinal - front of engine points to front of car

      Same turbo, but for two different applications.

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      02-26-2012 02:04 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by takinthemickey View Post
      Just a KO4 doesn't seem worth the hassle. But the FT4 with injectors, manifold, DP and remap will put you around 260hp to the wheel for only a bit more money.
      Unitronic just put a vidoe on facebook with there stage 2+ map of a dyno fun where at 1.8t puts down 264whp and 304 tourqe. And that was running a ko4 tubo

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      02-26-2012 04:52 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by STOICH View Post
      Transversal - front of engine points to the passenger fender (like your engine)

      Longitudinal - front of engine points to front of car
      thanks for clearing that up.

      i think im gunna go with the F4 setup. i like what i have been reading about it. gunna start piecing everything together. the whole set up will be completed before show season.
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      02-26-2012 10:28 PM #17
      Frankenturbo all the way. i love mine.

      still running APR Stg 2 tune till my tax return money comes in, then going Uni Stg 2+ 440cc tune. Promising numbers and still safe EGT's and boost levels.

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      02-27-2012 12:06 AM #18
      ^^yeah im not really sure what size injectors but i was planning on going unistage2 as well!
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      02-27-2012 12:16 AM #19
      The Uni tune wants you to run 440cc injectors with the stock 3bar fpr. Doug from Frankenturbo recommends the Green Giant 440cc injectors as that is what the tune was created with/for. Running a 380cc at 4bar has been done but doesnt net as high of results and made the EGT's higher iirc. So stick with the 440cc like Frankenturbo and Uni want

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      02-27-2012 02:31 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Stoked_On_Spool View Post
      The Uni tune wants you to run 440cc injectors with the stock 3bar fpr. Doug from Frankenturbo recommends the Green Giant 440cc injectors as that is what the tune was created with/for. Running a 380cc at 4bar has been done but doesnt net as high of results and made the EGT's higher iirc. So stick with the 440cc like Frankenturbo and Uni want
      than 440cc injectors is what i will be running, good heads up man i was thinking 380cc
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