umiami80 said:Believe it or not everything fell to shit. I actually went to PDT to have it installed, they gave me such a creepy feeling I simply left as they stared at me. They were ina run down shack in Philly which I felt I could kick over. Just wasn't worth it. In retrospect it was the greatest decision I EVER made, EVER. It also turned out that 50Trim kit pictured above had the POS .48 Exhaust housing which would kill any serious topend (60WHP Less!!!!!!!!!)and then the lag compaired to the Stock turbo so in fact it wouldn't be MUCH faster, maybe up top, certainly not in the 1/4 mile in comparison to the stock Turbo.
As far as the Manifold it is VERY nice and VERY heavy, won't break. Make sure you get a BB 50Trim and if you have the scratch go for the AMS kit. It is WAY WAY WAY overpriced but fits very nice. The RNR has SOME clearance issues and their 02 Housing is a POS but it works. Buschur's Kit is actually VERY nice and will make the same as any other kit for well over $1000 less and be low key with the Cast manifold that allows the STOCK heatsheild to remain, VERY trick.
FYI my Evo VIII is GONE I have a Evo IX MR !!!!!!!!
20 psi out of the stock turbo is not going to be the same as 20 psi out of a 50 trim.nothere said:turbolarry,
will you explain how the more efficient turbo can make better power? I have been thinking that 20 psi is 20 psi, and if I am not going to raise the boost there is no reason to upgrade the turbo.
It sounds as if you are saying you can get 20 psi and not have knock worries with a more efficient turbo.
real question, I don't know
To be honest with you Turbolarry, I can't wait to get back from Iraq and see how this 50 Trim feels. You do know that I'm talking about a non-ball-bearing 50 Trim? I know that there are those who are "yea" and "nay" about non-BB turbos but like I said, I couldn't let a $600, non-BB, 50 Trim slip through my fingers when I've seen ball-bearing 50 Trim turbo kits sold around the $3K range. Give or take a few dollars.turbolarry said:I'd love to have the oppertunity to run a 50trim. With their effeciency you can run 91 octane and make great power all day long. If you have friends with turbo install experience, you guys can throw it in no problem.
My $.02; go with the friends and the 50 trim.
I understand about getting a ball-bearing center will help. Who/Where can I get that done?umiami80 said:To the guy above, if you get that kit for VERY cheap, send it out to get rebuilt with a BB center cart. Believe me it helps a LOT. You cannot go wrong with this turbo otherwise. It will make the most WHP on pure pump gas.
You also cannot look at 20PSI and think it is the same accross the board. You must also look at CFM's. Kinda like volts and amps.