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Old 01-03-2005, 01:43   #1 (permalink)
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looking at turbocharging my EL 4.0

I got quoted $12500 to turbo my EL . I am promised a dyno sheet with 400kws on it. But also I am thinking instead to buy a XR6 turbo but then I would still have to spend alot to get this power plus the extra for a secondhand xr6 turbo . Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:08   #2 (permalink)
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Yeh 12500 is a good price for 400rwkw, look at this you buy a ba xr6 turbo spend 6 grand, and you will have 300rwks, low 12sec street car thats all you need if you got the money save it and buy a ba, and do work to that
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Old 01-03-2005, 03:47   #3 (permalink)
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Yea i gotta say id much rather use the BA platform for turbocharging 4.0. Newer, nicer and better in every way (except weight, but your not building a race car are you?).

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Youre rebuilding everything anyway and the end cost of the whole exercise would be half of buying a used XR6T and going the usual Stage4 route.
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Re: looking at turbocharging my EL 4.0

I would not recomend buying a modding a BA XR6 turbo unless you are prepared to throw away your warranty.
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Are you guys dreaming ??? 200 rwkw in turbo 4.0 is awsome torque and can be achieved easy. 200 rwkw is close to 300 at engine in n/a engine as torque comes on so low in rpm....Set your goals what can be driven on street and street tyres safley!!!
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200rwkw is heaps of fun and doable on the standard engine.
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Re: looking at turbocharging my EL 4.0

He said 400kw didnt he! So that means 400rwkw if its off a dyno graph! For $12000+ thats pretty good, depending on what kinda condition his el is!

Go for it i say, IF you got that money to splash around...if your wanting a diferent car then go the BA, but if your happy with the car at hand but just wanna go faster (very faster) go the el!

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Re: looking at turbocharging my EL 4.0

Yes I know he said 400 kw but does he know what 400 is like to drive ??? On street ??
For a start anything over 300 rwkw is wheelspin heaven even with LSD...A T5 and single plate clutch ..Good luck...Auto ??? Good luck.....

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I think the warranty issue is the biggest. Why buy a new 45000 dollar car with 3 years warranty and then loose the warranty by modding it. The more I look into it the more I reckon doing the EL is the go and something I can afford doing now.
Its 400 RWKW and I've driven a Supra Turbo which has around 450rwhp so I have an idea about what power we are looking at.

Regarding using an EX taxi, I reckon that most extaxis would be pretty dented up. I would never buy one but buying a ex fleet base model BA with a few KM would be OK provided the previouse driver never dented the car much
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