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**DONOTDELETE**
02-11-2002, 08:33 AM
I was just curious, what is the cheapest turbo made for a 97-98 240sx SE (with stock engine KA20)? Like a name-brand though...Maybe just like a turbo w/ not soo much of a hp upgrade, just a little?

ringer
02-11-2002, 08:42 AM
http://www.freshalloy.com/ Huh? The 240sx came stock with a normally aspirated 2.4 liter in line four the ka24de. So there is no such thing as a turbo upgrade for the motor. If you are referring to a turbo kit for the car they start at about 3K.

import silvia
02-11-2002, 09:08 AM
Cheap and turbo don't really go together in the same sentence. But you may be able to find a "budget" turbo by researching cars that were turbo charged from the factory and then attempting to locate one in the local "automotive recycling center" (junk yard). Of course there is nothing like that new turbo smell http://www.freshalloy.com/

AceInHole
02-11-2002, 10:32 AM
daperformance on zilvia.net sells budget turbo kits for like $1800 as a base price. I'm not exactly sure of the quality at all though... it seems like the guy barely knows what he's talking about. (Well, seems).
The cheapest route to turbo is doing it yourself, although even then, costs will add up.

ADAM HUTCHINSON
02-11-2002, 01:08 PM
want a cheap turbo system..get a 500cfm leaf blower and strap it in your engine..with the throttle connected to the cars engine throttle...voila....

http://www.freshalloy.com/

micke240sx
02-11-2002, 01:38 PM
u will need a helluva long extension cord..!! =)

AceInHole
02-11-2002, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by Replicant_s14:
......... wouldn't trust it?

I dunno, the DA kits require more fabrication for the end user and they say so clearly on their site. I don't have any reason to think they are crooks or anything.<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]It's more of my personal experience with the guy than anything else. Hopefully I'll be able to see one of his "kits" at the Boston meet this sunday.

NissanFiend
02-11-2002, 02:07 PM
If you want a turbo kit to brag about and just tell people that you have turbo or that you like the sound that the blow-off valve makes, then i dont think you should get a turbo kit or whatever. For a 45 horsepower gain, i think you should go the all-motor route. Go with your three basic bolt-on upgrade like intake, headers, exhaust. Then get some cams, pulleys, rods and high compression pistons and so on and so forth. But if you are still determined to get a turbo kit with the cheapest cost, i would agree with the other guys and go to your local junkyard and try talking with the people that work there. They know tons about cars and maybe they can help you with whatever you want and need.

Oh yeah, one more thing, i don't think name brand and cheap should be used in the same sentence. Name brand stuff cost an arm and a leg.

NissanFiend
02-11-2002, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by ADAM H:
want a cheap turbo system..get a 500cfm leaf blower and strap it in your engine..with the throttle connected to the cars engine throttle...voila....

http://www.freshalloy.com/ <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]love the leaf blower idea. A few buddies and I were actually looking into the idea for our physics class when I was in high school. never happened though. http://www.freshalloy.com/

s13SRmadness
02-11-2002, 05:13 PM
the cheapest turbo would be mine!
it's a t25 off an sr with the manifold.
$300!!!
what a deal.
http://www.freshalloy.com/

AceInHole
02-11-2002, 06:29 PM
z31 T3 from a junkyard without warranty is $150 http://www.freshalloy.com/

mrmephistopheles
02-11-2002, 08:20 PM
&lt;sarcasm&gt;
Ok ok.. I need help here.. I'm looking to get 400 WHP on a budget of 400 bucks. Who knows what I should do?
&lt;/sarcasm&gt;

I understand 98% of us have a budget when it comes to mods, BUT keep in mind that (for most everything) you have to pay to play.
You can't expect that by finding the 'cheapest turbo' you'll get good power. I can go buy an OLD turbo from a Corvair and attempt to slap it on my motor. It'll likely be the cheapest, but it won't do me any good, more likely than not.

Do yourself a favor and research turbochargers and their applications. (I WILL read Maximum Boost, Asad...) Figure out what your power goals are and what turbocharger would best suit your application. While you're doing all this, save your money and buy an intercooler, a boost controller, some new injectors and fuel pump, a fuel management system, etc.. Go piece by piece selecting quality products and you'll probably be happier with the end result.
For me, buying an intercooler would make me that much more determined to go turbo, and it'd make me want for it more.
All during the time you're waiting to go turbo, learn how to drive your car better if you don't already know how.. learn how the car behaves before you go adding crazy power to it..

For me, I'm building up my suspension first so I'll be able to control the projected 350whp i'll have once my buildup is done.. I estimate I'll spend around 7-8k on my buildup.

Kevin
ps. holy longass post, batman!

AceInHole
02-11-2002, 09:37 PM
LoL.. or you can do what I did a long time ago.... ask Asad what'll work http://www.freshalloy.com/

Actually, I basically copied the Nsport kit with the rising rate fuel pressure regulator for the fuel setup, and just checked which turbos to look for to get me to my desired initial boost level.... sourced some parts... and well, now I'm waiting for Asad to do some welding http://www.freshalloy.com/

**DONOTDELETE**
02-12-2002, 12:17 AM
Like i dont really know that much about turbo KITS...Like lets say a turbo kit gives you like another 90hp or sumtin, do they have cheapy ones that give you like 45hp?

AceInHole
02-12-2002, 12:21 AM
Like I said.... daperformance puts out really really really cheap turbokits. I wouldn't trust it, but it's:
http://dave_240sx.tripod.com/240sxdaperformance/id6.html

d240t2
02-12-2002, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by r0dx:
Like i dont really know that much about turbo KITS...Like lets say a turbo kit gives you like another 90hp or sumtin, do they have cheapy ones that give you like 45hp?<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]They do, kind of. It is not that clear cut. It is more of a 300hp reliably, 250hp on the edge, and so on. The same kit that gives you 200rwhp is good to 300rwhp, with a simple injector/ecu/maf change. The cheap kit is the 2-3000 dollar 200rwhp kit.

Dennis

BioSehnsucht
02-12-2002, 12:40 AM
if you want cheap power, get NOS. you can get 50, 75, even 100 (if you set it up right) shots for much cheaper than turbo.

Now, of course... NOS has to be refilled. some people go through $50 or more a month of NOS. Cheap up front, more in the long run (if you use it alot). Turbo, expensive up front, not much extra in the long run.

osofast240
02-12-2002, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by r0dx:
I was just curious, what is the cheapest turbo made for a 97-98 240sx SE (with stock engine KA20)? Like a name-brand though...Maybe just like a turbo w/ not soo much of a hp upgrade, just a little?<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]the cheapest turbo kit would be about $3000.00 N-Sport Racing.

www.nsport.com (http://www.nsport.com)