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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)

Not worth it. Sell your car and buy an 850 T5. In the long run you'll save money and the hassle of converting.
 

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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)

is there any other way to get more horsepower out of my engine without going into ie: cold air intake, exhaust?
 

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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?!?!?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> 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" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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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. <p>Next comes forced induction, e.g. turbo-charged. However, this introduces many more factors that must be addressed...<p>Turbo<br>-- water coolant and oil lubrication lines for turbo<br>-- new exhaust manifold<p>Extra Heat<br>-- intercooler for lowering intake air temp<br>-- stainless steel exhaust valves<br>-- piston oil quirters <br>-- hardened crank<br>-- lower engine compression (8.5:1 versus 10.5:1) <p>Engine management<br>-- retard ignition timing when knock detected <br>-- advance ignition timing at higher rpms<br>-- advance ignition timing under sudden decelleration<br>-- retard ignition timing under boost <p>The best way to install a turbo is...<br>Swap in a 2.3L engine from a 850 T5<br>Swap in ECU from a 850 T5<br>Swap in engine control harness from a 850 T5<p>
 

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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.<p>It's your money, spend it wisely <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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