I am getting a toyota hiace in a year or so when I finish my apprenticeship. I want to run LPG for economy, and for the turbo.
But I want a bit of performance too. So I figure my options are (1) turbo the existing 2.4; Will there be enough room? Would like to fit a cooler too, but if no room ill just run 4-5 psi boost? Do you recon there would be an easy way to fit an intercooler? If I got an intercooler in there id like to run 10-15 psi. Will there be problems with the stock computer? Maybe I could go to a straight LPG throttle body? Will the internals hold out?
Would this be a massive opperation or not?
(2). 350 chev. Is it hard to do?
(4) Any other suggestions
So what would be the easier/cheaper/bang for buck option? I am thinking the turbo.
What do you think?
I want to do a few other things too.....18" wheels, clear tailights, tinted windows. Its not just going to be a work van, it'll be getting heavy weekend use on account of my dirtbike, so I dont want to be driving a POS.
The 350Chev in van thing has been done, they used an old Mitsubishi L300 or somehting not sure. Theres at least 3 around Victoria. If ur using it as a work hack, id say go for turbo, like u said for economy. If you can fit a V8 inthen you canfit a turbo+piping, etc. No idea how strong the internals are.
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Thanks for the pics mate. That 13 b looks sweet. Do you recon it would hammer? Would it be killer on fuel? Can rotaries be run on LPG?
The van looks pretty cool too. Im not sure whether to go the metal windows or the tinted black. I like the metal better but apparently its a bit dangerous for doing lane changes to the left (due to no head checks).
If anyone could post up more photos of hiaces, or any other van, with hot motors, especially turbos, it would be much appreciated.
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