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    Thread: Vrt turbo upgrade and build advice

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      08-19-2015 05:51 PM #1
      So i found metal shavings in my compressor side of my gt35r. I have decided not to rebuild the 35r bc im pretty sure its ebay junk.I talked to one of my buddies and he said to just go ahead and do an upgrade and that the gt35r was old technology anyway and to look into a turbonetics turbo. Im not to good with comperssor maps and figured you guys could point me in the right direction on which one i should get. Im in the middle of a build right now and have abt 1600 for a new turbo and abt 5500 left in my build budget not including a new turbo. I already have a fmic and a custom intake and am planning to buy 266/256 cams and 8:5:1 spacer i think. Looking to make 400 whp and more in the future. I was running 14lbs on stock compression but i never took it on the dyno so no real numbers. Any advice is appreciated. I will start posting pics once its photo worthy.

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      08-20-2015 09:25 AM #2
      6266 will make 400whp and more in the future. 12 or 24V ?

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      08-20-2015 10:07 AM #3
      Its a 12v

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      08-20-2015 10:15 AM #4
      I was looking at the turbonetics hurricane series more specifically the christina with the ceramic ball bearings but im not sure how much lag it will produce. What do you guys think?

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      08-20-2015 01:21 PM #5
      turbonetics is goo. ever think of trying out a borg warner?




      how much power do you really wana make at the end? answer that and we can start there..
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      08-20-2015 03:26 PM #6
      500 wheel would probly be my max for right now. I looked into borg and came across a few people running a s366 on a stock bottom end and 268 cams and they where putting down over 500 whp

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      08-20-2015 05:21 PM #7
      I recommend 268 cams (Schrick or DRC) anything smaller IMO is a waste. I don't have any experience with turbonetics or borg turbos but i know that majority of the fast cars run precision turbos. A precison 6266 will support your hp goals with room for more

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      08-21-2015 10:16 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 1slovrt View Post
      a s366 on a stock bottom end and 268 cams and they where putting down over 500 whp
      Got your answer already then. The only caution is the physical bulk of some of the BW and issues in areas of minimal space.

      Quote Originally Posted by 12V_VR View Post
      A precison 6266 will support your hp goals with room for more
      Agreed the 6266 will meet and exceed power goals easily and if you prefer Precision/want to stay away from BW for whatever reason this is a good alternative.

      BTW, even an older GT35R (cast wheel) would have been able to make over 400Hp easily too. I made that quite a while ago on just 20psi. The 6266 or s366 will be way more efficient.
      "OP sounds like a MKIV guy"

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      08-21-2015 06:53 PM #9
      ok so from what i gather from you guys, the borg would work fine but, as was mentioned, it may have clearance issues. Most of the setups i have seen with the borg have been in a mk4. And it looked like a tight fit. The 6366 precision ball bearing seemed to be what im looking for but for 1700 bucks its a little out of my budget i think... I can get one of the hurricane series turbonetics for like 1200 with ceramic ball bearings shipped. Is it worth the extra 500 or am i paying for a name?

      Also i changed my head spacer to 9.0:1 compression.

      Also also maf sucks and is in the way so lugtronic it? Or better suggestion?

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      08-23-2015 09:20 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 1slovrt View Post
      ok so from what i gather from you guys, the borg would work fine but, as was mentioned, it may have clearance issues. Most of the setups i have seen with the borg have been in a mk4. And it looked like a tight fit. The 6366 precision ball bearing seemed to be what im looking for but for 1700 bucks its a little out of my budget i think... I can get one of the hurricane series turbonetics for like 1200 with ceramic ball bearings shipped. Is it worth the extra 500 or am i paying for a name?

      Also i changed my head spacer to 9.0:1 compression.

      Also also maf sucks and is in the way so lugtronic it? Or better suggestion?
      any specific reason you're preferring a ball bearing turbo ? what will the car be used for?

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      08-23-2015 09:58 PM #11
      They spool faster/less resistance and ill use the car to take a huge shat on STIs.
      So basically i ordered a garrett gtw3684R (its pretty dope)

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      08-23-2015 11:00 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 1slovrt View Post
      They spool faster/less resistance and ill use the car to take a huge shat on STIs.
      So basically i ordered a garrett gtw3684R (its pretty dope)
      nice choice, i'm sure you'll be happy with that snail.

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      08-24-2015 12:45 PM #13
      My Borg fits fine, but it's a corrado



      Is that the billet wheel you got?
      Quote Originally Posted by theprf View Post
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      08-25-2015 07:12 AM #14
      Yea billet wheel and going vband.
      Next step is cams, pnp head then a good tune from united motorsports

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