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Old 08-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default California Sleeper Turbo Kit !!

A little over a month ago I was approached by Roadster Cycle for a calibration file for their new turbo kit.

When I was talking to them I thought it was rear engine mounted.. not rear car !

It's a sleeper turbo kit for those CA guys that need a way to quickly go back to stock for inspection reasons.

I'll post up more details when I have them

But very cool!









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Old 08-29-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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There has got to be soooo much lag in systems like that!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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Shortest turboback ever!
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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I was wondering the same thing... It makes me think of the lag from having front mount intercoolers compared to top mounts: More piping, more lag.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #5
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CA laws are strict - kit is designed for a quick disconnect.

Should be interesting to see how it performs
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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Seems like a lot of comprimises, especially considering that the first smog check isn't for 6 more years on a new car.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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CA smog laws are changing soon.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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what kind of power did it make?
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:29 PM   #9
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I've seen set ups like this for the last gen Tacoma's. It's actually quite common believe it or not.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #10
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With the intake all the way down there, what's the possibility of taking water into the engine?
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #11
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With the intake all the way down there, what's the possibility of taking water into the engine?
I mean...I'm no rocket scientist, but I'd say no chance, unless you drive through, oh 10-14" inches of water.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #12
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Interesting, to say the least. Wonder how that sounds.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #13
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Would never move to CA just because of this.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #14
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FYI, this is not new. Get over the lag statements.

Turbo kits like this have been made for years for trucks and other domestics (e.g. STS Turbo), mainly for packaging reasons. A V8 is tough to cram a turbo in the engine bay in some cases, so it made sense to put it father back near the bed between the frame rails.

Folks have made good power with this with little ill effect on reliability. Then again, the domestic folks do have years more experience in this. So only time will tell on this particular kit
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #15
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And V8's pump a lot more air than the FA20 will so...
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #16
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Looks sweet!
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #17
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And V8's pump a lot more air than the FA20 will so...

And you can design the turbo around this, so...
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:10 PM   #18
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i would just move out of that stupid state.
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