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    Thread: : ) Why NOT to install a turbo on the G60 8v engine that was engineered for a supercharger!

    1. Member DubCorrado's Avatar
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      04-25-2012 10:44 PM #76
      For awhile now I been contemplating on purchasing Gruvenparts billet lightweight pulleys. As this was to help put less strain on the Lysholm as well as decreasing the parasitic drain it takes on the engine power to spin it and increasing overall engine efficiency. I been reading this forum and havent seen much praising on this subject, so is it just a complete waste of money to do so? Will it even help enough for me to tell a difference in rev climbs or any other factor?

      I really need to slam a 16v on her

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      04-26-2012 12:54 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by DubCorrado View Post
      For awhile now I been contemplating on purchasing Gruvenparts billet lightweight pulleys. As this was to help put less strain on the Lysholm as well as decreasing the parasitic drain it takes on the engine power to spin it and increasing overall engine efficiency. I been reading this forum and havent seen much praising on this subject, so is it just a complete waste of money to do so? Will it even help enough for me to tell a difference in rev climbs or any other factor?

      I really need to slam a 16v on her

      -Mark
      I have a 16v turbo head for sale if your interested

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      04-28-2012 03:10 PM #78
      ooh i have a preety nice 16v head setup with cams and i'll even throw in a head gasket

      but from what i have always been reading, only had one VR6 with billet pullies, but people are complaining that they may not be balanced. which as we all know an unbalanced crank is bad mmmkay. so i traded in my MK4 GTI VR6 cause it was smoking. underdrive billet pullies, billet flywheel and 6 puck clutch. later found out every VR i've had smoked i actually ran into the MK4's new owner and the car was still running 2 years later with no problems...

      ...bottom line is if you have done it already i would not worry about going back to stock

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      04-28-2012 09:36 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubCorrado View Post
      ooh i have a preety nice 16v head setup with cams and i'll even throw in a head gasket

      but from what i have always been reading, only had one VR6 with billet pullies, but people are complaining that they may not be balanced. which as we all know an unbalanced crank is bad mmmkay. so i traded in my MK4 GTI VR6 cause it was smoking. underdrive billet pullies, billet flywheel and 6 puck clutch. later found out every VR i've had smoked i actually ran into the MK4's new owner and the car was still running 2 years later with no problems...

      ...bottom line is if you have done it already i would not worry about going back to stock
      I had the ECS tuning light weight underdrive crank and power steering pillows on my car for over two years with no issues so today I replaced those along with the stock belt tensioner, alternator and water pump pillows with the complete 5 light weight pulley set from Gruven parts and I'm very happy with it so far

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      04-29-2012 01:19 AM #80
      What about the reliability issues with the BBM lysholm. By the way i am currently putting a TVS 1900 in a corrado. it fits with A/C just have to cut the radiator shroud.

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      04-29-2012 01:24 AM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVmyfast View Post
      I had the ECS tuning light weight underdrive crank and power steering pillows on my car for over two years with no issues so today I replaced those along with the stock belt tensioner, alternator and water pump pillows with the complete 5 light weight pulley set from Gruven parts and I'm very happy with it so far

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      How is the performance on the car since the lightweight pulleys installed? Im just really looking for increased rev climbs in the low to mid rpms. Do those pulleys work well enough to make my smile larger?
      Or is it a small increase and a buzzkill?

      Mark

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      04-29-2012 01:37 AM #82
      I really like it. I live in downtown and was just at a club close bye and hit it all the way home and I still have a smile on my face but its just the first day to quick to judge ill keep in touch and let you know a little later on what I still think about them. The price for them is steep I will admit that but ill let you know if it was even worth spending all that money for this modification

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      04-29-2012 12:22 PM #83
      the lysholm charger is very reliable. don't over rev it and you wont have any problems. by over revv i mean peak and continuous revs. the lysholm is so loud because it is gear timed. same reason a straight cut gear transmission is loud. well the lysholm is excessively loud because it's designed to have the throttle body before the intake of the charger, basically this is what the BBM silencer kit does. it puts the TB before the charger's intake.

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      04-29-2012 06:09 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by abacorrado View Post
      What about the reliability issues with the BBM lysholm. By the way i am currently putting a TVS 1900 in a corrado. it fits with A/C just have to cut the radiator shroud.
      Every new Lysholm we have sold has come with a full one year warranty. We started this kit back in 1998 so many are getting very old with high mileage. Since 1998 we have replaced or repaired very few 1 in about 100 or only about 1%

      If you have a BBM supercharger that is 4+ years old with high miles or over driven and raced. It is a really good idea to have it rebuilt by us and start a new fresh life with all new bearings and seals.

      If you have a turbo or a supercharger...if you take good care with proper installation / maintenance they take good care of you. Many have gone over 100,000 miles and 100's are still out there boosting cars all around the world.

      It is crazy hard for me to believe that we have had this kit out now for nearly 14 years
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      04-29-2012 10:55 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVmyfast View Post
      I really like it. I live in downtown and was just at a club close bye and hit it all the way home and I still have a smile on my face but its just the first day to quick to judge ill keep in touch and let you know a little later on what I still think about them. The price for them is steep I will admit that but ill let you know if it was even worth spending all that money for this modification

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      Sounds good so far man, let me know how things turn out. Very anxious to buy some but scared the performance wont be an even trade off.

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      04-29-2012 10:58 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubCorrado View Post
      the lysholm charger is very reliable. don't over rev it and you wont have any problems. by over revv i mean peak and continuous revs. the lysholm is so loud because it is gear timed. same reason a straight cut gear transmission is loud. well the lysholm is excessively loud because it's designed to have the throttle body before the intake of the charger, basically this is what the BBM silencer kit does. it puts the TB before the charger's intake.
      Yeah I dont plan on over revving her. I never hit bottom of red line nor do I rev at 7k. I normally shift at about 6200 or sooner, no point revving further. I just need that low to mid rev climb speed. I may purchase a silencer kit one day, for now Im still in love with that whine.

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      05-01-2012 03:53 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by DubCorrado View Post
      Yeah I dont plan on over revving her. I never hit bottom of red line nor do I rev at 7k. I normally shift at about 6200 or sooner, no point revving further. I just need that low to mid rev climb speed. I may purchase a silencer kit one day, for now Im still in love with that whine.
      Screw the silencer, that whine is the best part! If I thought I could trade my VR for a lysholm Corrado it would be gone in a heartbeat haha

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      05-02-2012 12:00 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubCorrado View Post
      Screw the silencer, that whine is the best part! If I thought I could trade my VR for a lysholm Corrado it would be gone in a heartbeat haha
      Hahaha yeah thats true, thats the unique beauty of that lysholm. Why muzzle the beast?


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      05-02-2012 07:21 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubCorrado View Post
      Screw the silencer, that whine is the best part! If I thought I could trade my VR for a lysholm Corrado it would be gone in a heartbeat haha
      You either absolutely love it, hate it....or love it sometimes and hate it other times

      I actually like them silenced...not really the correct wording for this. Putting the t-body in front of the inlet of the charger cuts the blower wine down by about 50+%. I personally think they sound just right this way. The one thing that I always love is the massive torque curve and performance
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      05-04-2012 04:03 PM #90
      i am so tempted to get this supercharger kit

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      05-05-2012 11:10 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by eddy.h View Post
      i am so tempted to get this supercharger kit
      the only regret you will ever have with this kit is selling the car once it's been installed ...or am i the only one who made that mistake?

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      05-08-2012 03:12 PM #92
      not looking to sell my corrado hope to have the money in 4 / 6 weeks

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      05-09-2012 04:44 PM #93
      I want to know more about the twin screw 1.8t earlier in this thread. is it the same charger as fitted to the g60's? or is it a bigger charger?
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      05-09-2012 04:58 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by G60 Carat View Post
      I want to know more about the twin screw 1.8t earlier in this thread. is it the same charger as fitted to the g60's? or is it a bigger charger?
      That was a much larger and very custom set up....made over 400hp to the wheels.
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      05-09-2012 05:49 PM #95
      I'm now convinced to get a lysholm for my rado. Time to count my pennies...
      In my Corrado, I live my life a quarter mile at a time.. for those 18 seconds or less, I'm free

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      05-10-2012 02:36 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by fox-16v View Post
      I'm now convinced to get a lysholm for my rado. Time to count my pennies...
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      05-10-2012 06:56 PM #97
      Now I want a lysholm 1.8t , Ohhh baby thats tasty!
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      05-11-2012 01:30 PM #98
      They named it the "G60" for a reason!

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      05-11-2012 02:15 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      They named it the "G60" for a reason!
      There is nothing wrong with running the good ol' trusty g-lader.
      You can safely run 18 psi...even peak at 20 psi reliably with a good g-lader, no problem.
      A much better choice than a turbo on this engine....my opinion.
      But if you really want to rip....nothing will beat a twin screw on this engine.
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      05-11-2012 03:19 PM #100
      reliability with a G lader now there's an oxymoron if I ever heard one.
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