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With all the discussion as it relates to upgrading a turbo, I thought I would add my .02$ (cost saving alternatives in this difficult economy). <p>Can someone chime in if the Volvo turbo are Garrets or Mit? Also, if someone can get the exact specs of the existing turbo updgrades we'll be golden. Anyone have a relationship with IPD to get this information? <p>Theses guys <A HREF="http://www.turbochargers.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.turbochargers.com</A>/ can build an upgraded turbo to just about any specification you want and its much less expensive than you realize. <p>Based upon the infromation I gathered (I might be wrong), to upgrade the turbo you have to replace the turbine wheel and compressor wheel to the following size: 51MM and 69MM and 45MM and 62MM, respectively. To do so, there is machining involved to make room for the larger parts.<p>Additionally, the turbine will have to be clipped to add for increase in inflow. Porting will also be necessary.---polishing is not necessary because it adds little benefit. <p>Ceramic coating can be done for a reasonable by these guys too. <br> <p>
 

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Re: Turbo Rebuild Resource (UNO_RACING)

Older volvo turbos are garrett, 850/870/P1/and some P2 turbos are mitsu, s60r/V70r are kkk.<p>What specs are you looking for?<p><A HREF="http://www.gpopshop.com/upgrades.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gpopshop.com/upgrades.html</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by gdogg16 at 2:01 PM 6-19-2009</i>
 

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Re: Turbo Rebuild Resource (UNO_RACING)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>UNO_RACING</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">With all the discussion as it relates to upgrading a turbo, I thought I would add my .02$ (cost saving alternatives in this difficult economy). <p>Can someone chime in if the Volvo turbo are Garrets or Mit? Also, if someone can get the exact specs of the existing turbo updgrades we'll be golden. Anyone have a relationship with IPD to get this information? <p>Theses guys <A HREF="http://www.turbochargers.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.turbochargers.com</A>/ can build an upgraded turbo to just about any specification you want and its much less expensive than you realize. <p>Based upon the infromation I gathered (I might be wrong), to upgrade the turbo you have to replace the turbine wheel and compressor wheel to the following size: 51MM and 69MM and 45MM and 62MM, respectively. To do so, there is machining involved to make room for the larger parts.<p>Additionally, the turbine will have to be clipped to add for increase in inflow. Porting will also be necessary.---polishing is not necessary because it adds little benefit. <p>Ceramic coating can be done for a reasonable by these guys too. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, judging that you were looking at two compressor wheels, right being stock and left being upgraded, those numbers you just mentioned are both compressor wheels. You don't need to upgrade the turbine at all, its big enough (even though the housing is not. . .) <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>UNO_RACING</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>Theses guys <A HREF="http://www.turbochargers.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.turbochargers.com</A>/ can build an upgraded turbo to just about any specification you want and its much less expensive than you realize. <br>Ceramic coating can be done for a reasonable by these guys too. <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do you know how much a compressor wheel upgrade, rebuild, turbine clip and ceramic coating would be ?
 

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Its not really the issue with turbo upgrades. <p>The biggest issue is now getting your car tuned for that turbo. <p>You can put any turbo on your car with some work . <p>BUT the big part is the tunning , with out the right tune might as well hang your butt out the window and fart.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its not really the issue with turbo upgrades. <p>The biggest issue is now getting your car tuned for that turbo. <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well Viva has a tune for an upgraded turbo already. According to Tigers1981, the iPD stage 2.5 flash has been doing well for the 50+K miles that he has had the upgraded turbo on. So I wouldn't say a tune is the biggest issue.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TurboR850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Well Viva has a tune for an upgraded turbo already. According to Tigers1981, the iPD stage 2.5 flash has been doing well for the 50+K miles that he has had the upgraded turbo on. So I wouldn't say a tune is the biggest issue.</TD></TR></TABLE><br> <br>You just referenced the two most reputable tunes we have from two of the best vendors we have so it really is a factor.The reason Tiger hasn't had a problem is a direct reflection on the quality of the tune he's using.
 

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Agreed only those two turbo configs <br>try goign with something else then what is offered ...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Agreed only those two turbo configs <br>try goign with something else then what is offered ... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Other then Marco, nobody. <p>Unless you know something only very very very few people know about . . . <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Correct. I had the very first installed Viva upgraded turbo which now has over 60k miles on it with no issues. My IPD 2.5 GT (automatic) tune adjusted to each upgrade I have put on the car including this one. I wanted a direct bolt on solution because of not wanting to get another intake manifold made and the lack of truly custom tuning for the ECU. Cooling is a big issue once you start upgrading this car. I have the Bell intercooler which flows the best but is the most expensive, the Aquamist methanol injection system (which really did not start working efficiently until the FMIC was installed, and the transmission cooler from Volvo bought thru Viva. I have 2.5 turns on my wastegate which makes my spool up more aggressive so when this turbo spools up at 2800 rpms you better be holding on! I also swear by Royal Purple oil, that stuff is gold as far as I am concerned. I have also done some little things like taking off the under hood blanket and the rubber striping at the firewall to get more air flowing up and over the engine. <p>It depends on how much horsepower you are looking for. I think with all my mods and the Viva upgraded turbo I am at the limit without reinforcing the internals in the motor. Also other than infrequent trips to the drag strip I am only on it real hard for brief periods of time. This car gets to 70 mph so quickly that before you know it you are doing a 100. If you are looking at a true bolt on turbo upgrade, go with Viva's. I have proven that it works, works well, and is a reliable upgrade if you already have all of the cooling mods in place.
 
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