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Old 02-05-2003, 12:54 AM   #11
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So whats the story on the turbo bonnie kit? I didn't see anything on your site Hector. Have you tried this before? Is it worth trying (rhetorical question)?
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So whats the story on the turbo bonnie kit? I didn't see anything on your site Hector. Have you tried this before? Is it worth trying (rhetorical question)?

I haven't tried turboing a Bonneville before no...... And yes it is worth trying. Look at ZZP'* CSC system. Turbo Bonneville Kit is being pushed back for more N/A performance. Probably leave it more towards summer.
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Let'* all remember the great-grandaddy of our drivetrains was a.......TURBO. Some of the guys here have driven those cars.
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i want turbo!!!! BAD!!! whut would it cost me parts and labor? anyone know?
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Talk to Hector

All things turbo, all things exhaust. Hector uses turbos for paper weights on his desk. That'* not a joke, either.
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All things turbo, all things exhaust. Hector uses turbos for paper weights on his desk. That'* not a joke, either.
It really isn't. I use really do use turbos for paper weights just cause I have so many lying around.
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It really isn't. I use really do use turbos for paper weights just cause I have so many lying around.
Well you can count me in for the summer turbo project!!
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im also thinkin about it! anyone have an idea on parts and labor? thanks
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Well since he has all them turbos laying around, I'm thinking parts should be at a minimum Plus I was wondering if it might be a good idea if we went ahead and did some prep work in the mean time, ie. tranny cooler, brakes and suspension to make sure that the cars can handle the new power. Also, why is it easy to install a turbo on an SE and not incur the same problems that we would see if we tried to put in a supercharger? Or will we?
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A turbo is much easier to install than a SC. Most of the 'attempted' SC upgrades around here are a result of someone trying to plug and play an M62 or M90. It just won't physically fit on a NA. (thankfully most have only dreamed about it, and asked first).

Remember that the Turbo won't kick in till a higher RPM. A SC hammers your drivetrain right off the line. There'* less drivetrain stress involved with a Turbo. You've got things spinning up already before you hit boost.

Your tranny cooler, thermostat, brakes, are all good ideas ahead of time. Suspension? If you have an SSE don't worry about it. It'* the same as the SSEi. It'* not gonna be much of a problem on the SE, either.
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