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Unread 06-15-2013, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default 350z turbo kit help

should i buy this kit for my 350z? the reviews seem good.
can i just install it and drive or would i wanna dino it
does this package come with everything needed to install the turbo? sorry kinda new
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUDI-UNIVERS...f1e9ff&vxp=mtr

or this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-T3...9a7e48&vxp=mtr

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Unread 06-16-2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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Never buy turbocharging kits off eBay. If you're going to boost your engine do it right. Buying crap-tier cheapo kits like that will only cost you more money long-term, both in replacing those cheap turbos(A genuine, brand new Garrett that'll do the 25PSI the first kit claims will cost more than both of those kits combined), and in replacing the entire engine early.
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Nissan 350Z Z33 Fairlady G35 VQ35DE T3 T4 Turbo Charger 25PSI Piping Kit | eBay

im buy this one all reviews are good. is is the hole kit? or what else is needed

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so I can't tell if that's front mount or rear. It's listed as vehicke specific, but reading the add it is not. I see no fuel system. If it's front mount I see no manifold to mount to. If it's rear mount your going to need alot of oil lines and return lines, There is no fuel system so that will require a one off design. The turbo kit will need to be design, layout, and vehicle modified correctly. Not counting you need to take into account other supporting mods like added suspension weight, end suspension goals, brakes, tires, wheels, and gearing.



Honestly if you had to come here to ask these questions then this is not something for you to consider as a diy project. Talking to shops would be step one. If you insist on DIY there are great books and resources out there to start to learn from, but it is not something to buy off ebay. I would start with a Z car specific board to see what others have done and what works and not.


I don't mean this as a insult but done improperly it will make your car a expensive paper weight. IE my buddy currently has more in his procharger build then the cost of your car and that does not include the fuel system. Another buddy I help alot has 30K in supporting mods and is just starting to think more power.
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Nissan 350Z Z33 Fairlady G35 VQ35DE T3 T4 Turbo Charger 25PSI Piping Kit | eBay

im buy this one all reviews are good. is is the hole kit? or what else is needed
If you want to boost your Z do it properly. Half-assing it with eBay turbo kits is only going to grenade your engine. I wouldn't trust any of the kits you listed to build a decent turbojet engine, much less boost a car engine without making the pistons melt.

As lautin said you need a whole hell of a lot more parts than just that kit. You must boost the fuel system's throughput or you will melt pistons. Or, if they don't melt, shatter them. Lean runs love to get parts hot and they love to detonate, which at high boost will break very important parts. You absolutely must upgrade the oil cooling system to handle the extra strain. Upgrading the brakes is a must, there's no point in giving a car a lot of go if it can't stop either, and tires + suspension help keep it from just spinning out and crashing whenever the boost kicks in. Oh, and the rest of the drivetrain will need some supporting mods as well, unless you enjoy replacing clutches/gearboxes/diffs/axles. So yeah, never buy an eBay turbocharging kit, because doing so is signing your engine's death certificate, and if you're going to go to the trouble of boosting your engine the rest of the car needs to be upgraded first.

I know you don't want to hear this, but it's for the best if you listen. We're not lying to you. You will ruin your car if you go through with one of these eBay kits. When it comes to performance mods, you can have two of three things: Fast, Cheap, Reliable. If you have to skimp on one due to financial issues it's generally best to skimp on fast.

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so I can't tell if that's front mount or rear. It's listed as vehicke specific, but reading the add it is not. I see no fuel system. If it's front mount I see no manifold to mount to. If it's rear mount your going to need alot of oil lines and return lines, There is no fuel system so that will require a one off design. The turbo kit will need to be design, layout, and vehicle modified correctly. Not counting you need to take into account other supporting mods like added suspension weight, end suspension goals, brakes, tires, wheels, and gearing.

It looks to me to be a front mount kit that's designed for people who know what they're doing and can fab up the necessary headers and brackets to make it all work. It even outlines in the ad that it's highly adviseable to have a professional install the kit.
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Those are all universal kits. Meaning they will not just bolt right up to your car. Its missing many things like engine management, fuel systems, turbo manifolds, down pipes... etc.

And i have to agree with most here. Ebay isnt the place. For the most part piping is piping, cheap intercoolers are ok for low to mid hp numbers, but cheap turbos are never a good idea!

A proper turbo kit for a v series motor will be a twin setup. But any decent single/twin turbo kit for a 350z is going to run $4500-9000.

I would seriously consider the stillen supercharger. Same power as a cheaper turbo kit and much easier to install. Stillen has a good kit for ~$5000 and it will make close to 400whp.
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Hey, my PT Cruiser had the stock drive train, transmission, suspension, etc.... It worked just fine! :P And it had 55hp more than stock!

My dads did just fine with ~260HP (110 more than stock)
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Hey, my PT Cruiser had the stock drive train, transmission, suspension, etc.... It worked just fine! :P And it had 55hp more than stock!

My dads did just fine with ~260HP (110 more than stock)
you understand both those vehicles were stock right? Turbo PT has larger brakes to start with and the motor m I unts don't hold up well even with the na model. Hell neither doesnthe steering suspension.
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Honestly both of these are crap, I would do it nicely or let it be as it is.
Maybe you should think about your budget.

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