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9.6v TURBO power !!!


I got a nice used T3 turbo off ebay for $125. It's in need of a rebuild, but I got a rebuild kit for $40 .. making this one seriously cheap turbo replacement for the Thundarrrchicken. I've been hunting for a good price for a while now, and snapped this up buy-it-now just hours after the auction was created. That's the cheapest I've seen yet, with prior deals being had at around $200.

It's a .42/.48 AR, and unlike the stock IHI I've got on there now.. it doesn't have a chewed up compressor wheel. It's in GREAT shape!

This should translate to a complete transformation in how the engine responds .. it should make it a LOT faster at 20 psi of boost with alcohol injection.

With the T3, I don't just have to stop there. Oh no. 24 psi of boost is not out of the picture.

We shall walk before we run, however... and 20 psi should be enough to create quite a shit eating grin...

- Keman


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Oct. 28th, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
thats bad ass. cant wait to hear the sound of the spool .. mmm whoosh heh.

so does galen know about the grease spots on the white carpet yet ?
Oct. 28th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
It should definitely be a sharper whine than the IHI, though I think once it spools it'll become a lot less turbine sound and just more air sound.

I'm actually going to coat all the hot parts with some ceramic thermal coating from www.techlinecoatings.com ... including the turbine and the internal housing and wastegate. In addition to this I'm going to polish the bearing journals to a high lustre. The combination of the two-- more heat retained, less friction = faster spooling.

The question is not does galen notice the grease stains. The question is does he realize I'm going to bake the coatings on in the oven.... ;)

In all seriousness, those spots aren't "spots" .. they're some parts laying on the ground.

- Keman
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