Re: Turbo engine into BA Na.. can it be done?
Originally Posted by Heef101
The drivelines are the same.
I talked to my local turbo fitter recently about turbo charging my NA XR6. He said he could put it together with 'hardly' used turbo parts he had taken off other falcons. he also said that he would charge $8K for the work and would also include the unichip. He would make it better than the standard BA turbo.
In the end i decided to not go ahead with the work. The reason? I would much rather buy a standard turbo and have the proper factory waranty, than get have one 'chucked' together. (I do imagine the turbo fitter knows what he is doing, just have a bad feeling about it all.)
I may do some hot up tips to my XR so it is better than all the other NA XR falcons getting around, but if i wanted a big horsepower gain i would of just bought a turbo.
If u are to go ahead with 'the job', send us a post telling us your story. Would love to here it.
Were the "hardly used" bits taken off cars due to people upgrading to BIGGER turbos and stuff? Or had they just been used "hardly", lol
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