Finally the time has come.. I have enough money to do a build thats been been in the pipeline for years.. Decided back then that if I didn't have the cash to do it right, I wouldn't do it till I did..
Not wanting to waste money, I need advice from guys that are wiser and more experienced in turbo conversions than what I am.. So pretty much what you guys say will work well, will get done..
I'll admit i've gotten real excited this week and have already bought a turbo and intercooler (hope I haven't wasted money already).. I also have an exhaust manifold that has been laying in my garage for about four years waiting for this day, so the poor thing will also have to be used.. Ill Post up pics of what I have so far (not much but its a start)
My aim for the car is for it to do an 11-11,5 second quarter mile pass, turn it around and drive it back home.. Car will be driven on the road very often thus im not really prepared to have stripped out interiors and roll cages just yet..
Ive read heaps of threads regarding 16v turbo builds, but what makes mine a litle different is that I want to intergrate ITB into a custom designed carbon fibre tapered plenum.. ITB wont increase power but will improve the responsiveness of the car and plus it has space for eight injectors..SWEET.....
What I have
Garrett 2876r ball bearing turbo
VW Golf V TDI intercooler
Trusty exhaust manifold (Tubular)
40mm Individual throttle bodies
What im thinking of getting (ADVICE NEEDED HERE)
Forged pistons (Wiseco) compression ratio 9,0:1
Gotech Pro X ECU (http://www.gotech.co.za/productprox.html)
Hi rev set up on head: Stainless steel valves, hi rev springs, high duration turbo cams
CATCAM: (Part #7641319) 284 / 257° (they say its suitable for turbo applications but i'm not quite sure)
Quaife limited slip diff
Semi slick tyres
Thought by raising the rev to around 9000rpm, it should get me into the sweet spot of the turbo running at 1,5 bar (22 psi). but if i need to boost more let me know..The idea for increasing rpm came from a write up in the following link
Please guys i'm sure i've missed out a bit of stuff that I need but thats where I need advice. All the parts im thinking of getting might be wrong, but please steer me in the right direction.
Starting the build in four days time