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Putting A Turbo On An N/a

Old 01-10-2004, 06:59 PM
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I can't afford a TII, but I want a turbo'd car. I have an '86 n/a that I would like to put a turbo on. If I put a small turbo, and didn't boost it too high, I think it would be possible to throw a turbo on it. Please tell me if it is possible/practical, and what exactly would be a good setup, and how much the total cost would be. I really want a turbo, and the TII swap is too much (tranny, driveline, etc.) so I need some help. Any suggestions would be awesome. My n/a is BONE STOCK. Nothing fancy. I don't wanna blow my engine, but would like a slight boost, plus the BOV sound is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sheckshee
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FC3S.org is in the process of building one.
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Sounds like it can reliable at low boost.



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If you have to ask, the answer is no.
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By the time you get everything installed and running reliably, you would have spent the same amount of cash for your turbo n/a as you would have just to buy another FC TII..



Just IMO, though. You could really skimp out on certain parts but then how reliable will it be?
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Old 01-11-2004, 10:02 PM
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It's just that everyone wants a TON of money for a TII, and I can save up for parts, otherwise I'll spend the money on something else. I know, I suck.... The only seven in AZ for sale, is JDMJim's, and he's NEVER gonna sell it at that price.......he won't budge either......seems rather ridiculous to me......but who am I?
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why does everyone think you cant turbo a NA? i spent about 1500 to 1700 grand on mine and i gurantee it will beat just about any turbo II with the same amount of money put into it as mine. dont get me wrong I love turbo II's and all. I used to have a tenth anniversary. but they go for a lot running so I decided to try to turbo my 6 port, and is it reliable? well im a 19 year old teenager with a heavy foot and it is my ONLY car so it is a everyday driven car. the only thing that sucks on it is the cold start it takes about 5 minutes to start it up without dying off. but other then that it runs like a champ. not to mention the price for 6 port motors is waaaaay cheaper then a 4 port turbo motor.. Well from what ive seen it is. so anyone wanting to know my opinion on making a na turbo its go for it. the best money ive put into a rx-7 so far.
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Originally Posted by rotary_revolution_0' date='Jan 10 2004, 04:59 PM
I can't afford a TII, but I want a turbo'd car. I have an '86 n/a that I would like to put a turbo on. If I put a small turbo, and didn't boost it too high, I think it would be possible to throw a turbo on it. Please tell me if it is possible/practical, and what exactly would be a good setup, and how much the total cost would be. I really want a turbo, and the TII swap is too much (tranny, driveline, etc.) so I need some help. Any suggestions would be awesome. My n/a is BONE STOCK. Nothing fancy. I don't wanna blow my engine, but would like a slight boost, plus the BOV sound is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sheckshee
I love this question.



PPL say they do not have enough money for a Tii then 12 months later they realize they are $3k deeper into this once N/A that if they had of just bought a Tii.



Just buy a Tii man. Everything is beefier and it made for forced induction. Keep it simple.



Just my .02
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Old 01-12-2004, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by FaztAzzGXL' date='Jan 12 2004, 07:16 AM
i spent about 1500 to 1700 grand on mine and i gurantee it will beat just about any turbo II with the same amount of money put into it as mine.
I wouldnt say that if i were you. $1700 bucks will get you far with a TII.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:57 PM
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What he's saying though is he already has the car, so it's only 1700 for a "TII comparable car". If I had to buy a TII, I'd have to spend AT LEAST 3500 on the car, not to mention all the other stuff you have to do just to make sure it doesn't take a **** on you. A TII is nice, but for the price I'm looking for, it'd either be totaled, or a POS. I understand what everyone's saying, but I have literally a parts junkyard with about 10-15 different sevens (some of which are T2). I can see everybody's point, and I respect them all. I'll try to see which route is better. I'm leaning more towards TI 1/2.....(my word for turbo'd n/a).
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