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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-09-03, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question Turbo charging a Telstar

I have an 85 telstar, 2L, 5spd. im buying a new car and keeping it for fun, how hard would it be to turbo charge it? what would i need.

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Re: Turbo charging a Telstar

Probably best to get a complete setup from a TX5 turbo and get it fitted. I myself have a 84 telstar I'm trying to sell and I thought about doing that to but came to the conclusion that I would be better off buying a turbo car as is than stuffing around with it. Theres too much lost $$$ in trying to modifying a car like that. I reckon your over capitalising on the car in the end. Get something with a turbo that someone else has done or which has come out factory. Much better saved cash IMHO.

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Re: Turbo charging a Telstar

Or atleast buy an import turbo motor. Yes it would be over capitalising too. But not so bad if you do it yourself and keep it...

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Re: Turbo charging a Telstar

i'm going to start to 'try' and but a turbo on the old meteor i have here already got alot of the parts as it was an abandone project by lukeyson since his getting his new xr8 today and gave it all to me

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I dont think it would be too bad i guess if it was a long term project and not ya daily. Heck, im doing a turbo XE-F project ute over a coupla years so I really cant talk on over capitalising on a old car!

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Exactly and you learn as you go. Just how slow skin regrows around your knuckles etc. But oh the joy of doing it yourself!! The Mazda is a tough engine too, it's not like it's fragile...

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Re: Turbo charging a Telstar

might chuck one on my gf's telstar

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Thanks for the replys, yeah im gonna do it myself once ive brought my new car, i also have a mate who offered help who has just put a 1.8lt in his own laser 4door, but itll be a spare time job just for fun.
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Re: Turbo charging a Telstar

Should go well once she's done - don't those cars weigh like 900kg or something?

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Try to find yourself an import motor. there are so many jap importers these days it is not funny. U should be able to find a mazda engine that will "bolt in".
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