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#1 PeeKay

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:17 AM

Hey lads,

 

So I've made up my mind and am going to single turbo conversion.

 

Can any of you recommend shops in Sydney that could do this cost effectively? Obviously there is ichiban but want to check out any other options that you knowledgeable folk may know of.

 

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Also guys if anyone has or knows someone who has parts I'll need please let me know. Big ticket items are a 3ich wrx dump, wrx headers and up-pipe, turbo inlet (preferably silicone) and turbo (something similar to a vf34...I'm thinking a TD05-16g potentially). I'm sure there's plenty of other bits and pieces i've forgotten so feel free to chime in.

 

Thanks all, 

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 12:08 PM

Called Nick at NRG and he was great. Anyone have any adverse experience with him? Also just called tunehouse as I remember someone recommending them previously and will give me a call back.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 01:59 PM

you will need an ecu. v7 wrx will plug straight in



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:05 PM

You should send Bumpty a PM. He'll be more than happy to discuss every aspect of converting.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:29 PM

What offset you running on your wheels ?
How much have you been quoted I'm keen on going single aswell

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:53 PM

Glen I know ichiban have started using the Rev D ecu instead of getting a wrx one but thanks. Again just depends on who I end up going to and what theyre comfortable doing.

 

Thanks Josh, shot him a PM.

 

Whitt92 they're +42 18*9. Havent been quoted anything so far just looking around at who is capable of doing the job first. Im expecting drive in drive out will be around the $3.5k mark thought I would love cheaper. A lot will depend on how cheap I can get the big ticket parts.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 05:15 PM

Wounded me Peekay, butt returned fire!



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:22 PM

Ichiban. Done a few now and have got it down to an efficient, affordable, art that is done right first time.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:41 PM

I talked to them today and they quoted $4k with a TD04 and all stock parts drive in drive out. That's at the higher end of what I want to spend.

 

That said I'll see if I can pay them a visit on the weekend to discuss in more detail.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 09:10 PM

Do it once, do it right.


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 10:42 PM

Oh don't you worry Jimbo, I plan to.

 

So this also happened tonight...very clean no shaft play at all VF35! 

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:15 AM

Awesome! I was a little sad to see the quoted conversion price above would see you driving out with a TD04.



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 01:57 PM

VF35 still doesn't have that much more potential than a TD04 (about +20kw)
your TD05 or VF34 would be a better choice,

and I'd +1 for Ichiban,  they've been there don it plenty of times with no guess-work in what's going to be involved....

a $4k drive-thru conversion is seriously good value.
one all TT owners should consider as mod #1
 



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 02:44 PM

VF35 has the same internals as a VF30 but just a smaller p15 exhaust side so means you might drop off a little from max boost at high rpm, but also means boost will come on sooner...which is more important to me than outright power and I got it at a very reasonable price so great bang for buck!

 

Definitely agree with you guys that they know what theyre doing, and will likely mean less headache for me down the road which is potentially worth the dollars.



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 03:25 PM

It's not always about the lowest rpm that it reaches full boost that makes the power.
efficient airflow is the key.

a bigger exhaust housing provides less exhaust restriction.
this means less heat hanging around in the cylinders allowing the tuner to utilise more aggressive ignition timing and leaner fuel mixtures increasing combustion efficiency.
more power from less boost.
the slightly slower spool up also aids economy too,  

The higher compression in the B4 engine also allows it to spool up bigger turbo's faster, aswell as being more efficient again.
 



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 05:32 PM

A EJ208 with VF35 would spool up like a TD04 would on a low compression EJ205.

Maybe do the conversion and supply with VF35 ;)


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:33 PM

That's the plan boys!

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 10:43 AM

Would anyone have the definition files for 2001 rev d?



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Posted 04 November 2015 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 11:22 PM

*Update*

 

GC8 gearbox crossmember and bug eye headers + up-pipe acquired. Will be picking up a new 3inch dump monday evening. Ordered new braided oil and water lines for the new turbo and a silicone inlet, so they are on the way.

 

Now just need to organise a few gaskets and bungs and it should be conversion time. Going to try stick with the Rev D ecu so will update on how that goes.

 

As mentioned before my Syms TT downpipes ill be coming up for sale soon so if anyone wants to throw me an offer inbox me!






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