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Old 10-12-2012, 12:34 PM   #12
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thanks for clearing up my sloppy explanation. i was in a rush and i knew my post was full of holes. When you disect it like that it does look rather ignorant, but i was just trying to shed light on how bad an idea it was.

My main point is that it is A LOT of work, and unless you are really experienced at building cars and doing this type of thing i wouldnt even consider it. Its more work than the avg person would think, more parts than you think you would need, and lots of little stuff that adds up. Then you have the whole reliability issue of a frankenstein build vs. just swapping an oem turbo block.

Serious question though: can the ecu even handle the turbo? or do you need a factory turbo ecu? that alone, combined with all the wiring would make me say hell no.

IF you can find used parts at a good price AND
IF you know exactly all the parts you need AND
IF you can do ALL the labor yourself AND
IF you are ready and able to fix anything and everything that may break along your build and
IF you are fully aware that this is going to be a lot of work and headache, THEN it CAN be done. But it wont be cheap, easy, or economically feasible compared to other options like a swap.

i apologize for my misinformation. I was just trying to tell OP that it was a BAD idea. I will try to give a more thoughtful and accurate answer next time.

Originally Posted by HoboBob View Post
It would be rather unique but what could go wrong...
A LOT!!!
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Last edited by 07VTRex; 10-12-2012 at 12:39 PM.
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