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Old 08-22-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default 2001 RS 2.5, with a Turbo from a 94 SAAB 900 CE

Title say's it... I'm reading through other threads.


I have a 2001 RS 2.5 A/T all stock.

I have been offered the turbo taken out of a 1994 SAAB 900 Commemorative Edition


I know nothing about the SAAB turbos, the TMIC is about the same size as the OEM one Subaru uses... what kind of trouble can I expect?

Will I need custom Fabrication of any parts?
I heard the stock compression may not be turbo friendly.
Can the motor handle it?
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:51 AM   #2
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You'll need to do some custom work on the intake side, and you'll want to think about what you're going to do on the exhaust side too. Motor might be able to handle it if you have proper engine management.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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dont you live in OT? LOL

you'll need custom exhaust w/ the right flanges..

stock motor can prob handle 7 lbs with good E/M..
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:09 AM   #4
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give me an idea of what proper engine management looks like.

I assume I would need a few extra gauges too

oil pressure, fuel pressure, psi, air ratio

am I missing anything?


The car does have an AEM Intake, it came with the car
I don't really consider that much of an upgrade so I say it's stock.

I'm not looking to race it, or max out the power, I just want a little more ooomph, and I want to make that scoop worth something.
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:29 AM   #5
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You may need more than a turbo, gauges and e/m...but you gotta start somewhere. And seeing as you aren't going the "jdm sti v5 type Ra-R full car swap", you're going the budget route. And of course, correct me if I'm wrong because you may just like the whole custom route. It can be fairly cheap if you DIY as long as you have the tools and skill.

Metal fabrication: can you weld, cut, grind, and mock up...and build custom flanges
electrical wiring: Can you read automotive electrical diagrams, now just what wire to cut and solder?
Okay, stuff you may need: BIGGER injectors, oil/coolant lines, wideband sensor, BOV, spark plugs, and probably more i forgot.
....Anyways, I'm not flaming but the last guy trying his own custom build left one last comment here, "Project over. Everything is for sale." I run 10 lbs on the stock motor BTW.
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using that turbo would be pointless.
The car made 185hp with that turbo.
You aren't going to gain anything, in fact you may lose power by putting that restriction in your exhaust and intake. Combine that with the fact that it's made for a 2.0L which means that it has a small turbine housing. The small housing will increase back pressure dramtically. This will reduce cylinder scavenging during valve overlap and cause the engine to knock.

DO NOT USE THAT TURBO.
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I found it A LOT easier to add a WRX tubro, exhaust manifolds, intercooler, up and down pipe. Some bolt-on, some custom modification. But stay away if you can't weld.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=824400
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give me an idea of what proper engine management looks like.

I assume I would need a few extra gauges too

oil pressure, fuel pressure, psi, air ratio

am I missing anything?


The car does have an AEM Intake, it came with the car
I don't really consider that much of an upgrade so I say it's stock.

I'm not looking to race it, or max out the power, I just want a little more ooomph, and I want to make that scoop worth something.
emanage ultimate if you want to stay obdII complient or the PnP Hydra + a 5MT swap..not sure about EMS solutions for cars with autos
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