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Can this be done with limited work. I would think that i could just get a turbo off of a 850 turbo model and link it right up. It is probably way more complicated than this right? My car is a slug and i want some more juice.
 

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Re: Turbo-ing a non-turbo 850 (steve850)

WAY more complicated than just bolting it up
 

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Re: Turbo-ing a non-turbo 850 (steve850)

Dude, folks with 850 T5 & Rs(aka HPT) are doing exos & intake & ECUs & DP, etc to get more "juice", and you want to know if YOU can get more "juice" from your GLT w/o doing any of the above?!?!?!
NOPE!!! You have to pay to play, as they say. At a min you will have to do a cat-back. As others suggested, just buy a T5 or R. At this point you may as well look for a P1 V70 in the T5M or a 1999-2000 V70R. You should be plenty happy with their "juice"
 

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Re: Turbo-ing a non-turbo 850 (GT854T5)

No i mean internal engine like camshaft, pistons that type deal. I know i need to do an airfilter, I am hopefully going to get an exhaust soon. Anyone know where to get a decent airfilter, cold air kit?
 

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Re: Turbo-ing a non-turbo 850 (steve850)

The displacement of your 2.4L engine just isn't large enough to see any significate hp improvement from mods. It is roughly half the size of a 5.0L V8 in a Ford Mustang. Hence the old motto -- There is no replacement for displacement.

Next comes forced induction, e.g. turbo-charged. However, this introduces many more factors that must be addressed...

Turbo
-- water coolant and oil lubrication lines for turbo
-- new exhaust manifold

Extra Heat
-- intercooler for lowering intake air temp
-- stainless steel exhaust valves
-- piston oil quirters
-- hardened crank
-- lower engine compression (8.5:1 versus 10.5:1)

Engine management
-- retard ignition timing when knock detected
-- advance ignition timing at higher rpms
-- advance ignition timing under sudden decelleration
-- retard ignition timing under boost

The best way to install a turbo is...
Swap in a 2.3L engine from a 850 T5
Swap in ECU from a 850 T5
Swap in engine control harness from a 850 T5
 

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Re: Turbo-ing a non-turbo 850 (robert213)

Frankly, a cold air intake and exhaust will have MINIMAL effect with performance in your N/A engine. Certainly NOT worth the costs, IMHO.

It's your money, spend it wisely
 
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