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Old 10-27-2000, 01:01 PM   #1
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Vishnu uses the Minnam turbo system, but adds the TEC-2. Read: http://www.vishnuperformance.com/products.htm

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Old 10-27-2000, 01:04 PM   #2
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Yup, Vishnu turbo kit is the minnam kit, but it has the TECll ecm.
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Old 10-27-2000, 05:29 PM   #3
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Are you serious? I read on there web site that they are developing there own Turbo System? Maybe I just read it wrong.
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Old 10-27-2000, 05:37 PM   #4
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Vishnu is going to anounce an upgrade soon. Maybe thats what you were looking at.
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Old 10-27-2000, 07:07 PM   #5
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Did you check out AMR's twin turbo kit ? It's a pretty interesting setup. It's a little pricey though. You can read more about it at www.carmodifications.com

The only problem I see is that it is not done yet, still under developement, therefore nobody knows how good it actually is. On the other hand there are a lot of satisfied Vishnu customers out there.
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Old 10-27-2000, 07:54 PM   #6
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wrxman555,

Hows it going man?
IMHO I think if you want to get the "best" go with a ballbaring turbo. The claim is "minimal lag" but there are some who say they are not as durable as non-ballbaring turbos.
so the issue really boils down to cost and how much power you really want. AND if you decide on going for more boost... well then you have to get good fuel management.

and btw: although you might get more drivability... BBturbos are at least double the price!

Then again there is Variable Nossle turbos (another can of worms)
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Old 10-28-2000, 12:53 AM   #7
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Post Is anyone using a Vishnu Turbo set up? Is minnam a better quality? Need Input:)

Ok, I have money for a Turbo finally so now I need help making my decision. Vishu Performance, or Minnam Racing? I know most of the I club members are using the Minnam system but does anyone use the Vishnu System? What are the differences? I am clueless when it comes to turbo charging. Any inforation would be helpful. THANX
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Old 10-28-2000, 08:34 AM   #8
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Does the Vishnu turbo kit offer a ball bearing turbo as an upgrade ?
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Old 10-28-2000, 02:04 PM   #9
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As stock no..

But there is nothing stopping a person from modding the standard garrett turbo to ball bearing.. like turbonetics do...etc...

Or get a Ballastic Ball Bearing Garrett turbo.

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Old 10-28-2000, 05:04 PM   #10
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WOW- Thanx guys for the input. After a lot of consideration, I think I'm leaning towards the Minnam Stage 2. I have a guy in South Bend that can install it for me for a rate of 12 bucks an hour. He works on all my buudies hondas and he did a custom turbo set up in my buddies 98 TSI AWD Talon. BTW, that Talon is running in the low 12's!

I was suprised to read that there is a Twin Turbo set up being developed for the 2.5RS!! There is a guy in my town that supposidly did a RX-7 TT set up in his RS. I have yet to see the car for myself. My friend said he saw the car on our local "strip" and the guy raced a C5 corvette for 200 bucks and beat him by almost 2 car lengths! Needless to say, I am dying to meet this dude. He apparently isn't a member of the I club so who knows who he is?!

Well anyways, thanx for all of the valuable input gentleman.
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Old 10-29-2000, 11:43 AM   #11
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Jay_UK,
So do you just take apart the turbo and replace the bushing bearing with ball bearings ? I am sure it is not that simple. Does turbonetics offer this service ? What is involved in the process ?

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Old 10-29-2000, 02:24 PM   #12
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I remember reading (possibly on the former Minnam site) that they were working on getting CARB certified. But i just went to www.carmodifications.com and i didn't see anything about them trying to get certified. anyone know anything about this? i didn't find anything at vishnu either. i've been kinda away from the board for awhile. thanks guys
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Old 10-29-2000, 02:29 PM   #13
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It isnt a do-it-yourself job...

You have to send it away... they modify the core.. fitting a new cartridge/bearing system..

they can also change the shaft.. wheels.. what ever you want..

They have to re-balance the unit...etc..

But you can buy ball bearing turbos off the shelf.... look at their site..and garretts

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