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Old 06-16-03, 09:00 AM
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How much $$ to convert to gt 35/40

I have all bolt ons inlcuding 1300 cc inj and supra fuel pump.
Say i want to run 15psi or abit more? How much is this gonna cost me parts and labor?
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approx $5k-$6k
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Vosko give us the breakdown.

The turbo is around 1400. Mani 500ish? BOV=150? WG 450, custom DP 200. Random hoses/bs 200. that's about $2900 for parts. Another 3k for labor and tuning?
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Vosko give us the breakdown.

The turbo is around 1400. Mani 500ish? BOV=150? WG 450, custom DP 200. Random hoses/bs 200. that's about $2900 for parts. Another 3k for labor and tuning?
the kit is 3900 alone at rx7 store
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Power FC/Commander 1300.00 (Labor 100)
Single Turbo Kit 3800.00 (Labor 600)
Intercooler 1200.00 (350-400)
BOV 250.00 (Labor 75)
Block off plates 100.00 (Labor 75)
Misc 200.00

Total 8100.00
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What IC and clutch do you have? Also, your fuel set up is going to be very borderline. Your also going to need some tuning.

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Bi-State Customs can make that turbo kit much cheaper.
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Originally posted by Resource
Power FC/Commander 1300.00 (Labor 100)
Single Turbo Kit 3800.00 (Labor 600)
Intercooler 1200.00 (350-400)
BOV 250.00 (Labor 75)
Block off plates 100.00 (Labor 75)
Misc 200.00

Total 8100.00
this is the only things he needs

Single Turbo Kit 3800.00 (Labor 600)
BOV 250.00 (Labor 75)
Block off plates 100.00 (Labor 75)
Misc 200.00

Total 5100.00

going by resource's prices. i was close

his car has an ACT street strip and just about every bolt on already
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What IC and clutch do you have? Also, your fuel set up is going to be very borderline. Your also going to need some tuning.

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m2 med..is that gonna be a problem...
hey spo..did u see my times at the track i posted in the 3rdgen section...thats why i am here asking about single turbos

Clutch is act street strip...
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m2 med..is that gonna be a problem...
hey spo..did u see my times at the track i posted in the 3rdgen section...thats why i am here asking about single turbos

Clutch is act street strip...
M2 intercooler should be fine. if you want an 11 sec timeslip in the car the way it is let boostn7 drive it with ET streets on it
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You can use the m2 medium, but I prefer front mounts. The 1300cc injectors will be close to maxing out, unless you go with 850 primaries as well. Then you need some blok off plates, custom fuel, rail, fuel prerssure regulator.
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Can someone show me the breakdown of the $3800 turbo kit??? If the turbo itself is around $1500 where is the other $2000 coming from?!
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oil lines, gaskets, wastegate, dp, manifold... and ummm a instructions manual!!
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your also paying money for their R&D.....btw going single has a lot of hidden costs (labor, upgrading fuel, dyno tunning, and the list continues). Resource is right when its about $8k but theirs also ignition, and other little things. Just overestimate the cost to save yourself some burden. If you can do all the labor yourself then you'll save a good amount of money. Good Luck and see you on the other side
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Matty, I posted some info about your car on that other thread

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I'm planning on spending around $8,000, possibly $9,000. I'm doing a lot of stuff though.
I'm buying the turbo kit, a front mount intercooler, a radiator, Apexi ECU, upgraded injectors, possibly a fuel pump, a boost controller, a Corvette air pump, and probably more that i'm forgetting.
I'm taking my time, doing it right, and it'll probably be 6 months before I have the parts, and then another few months before I have the money to get it all put in.
I've done things wrong, i've been given wrong advice, and i've tried to be cheap............not any more.
This time, I do it the right way, and i'm not trying to save any money. I'm willing to wait for it as well.
Hell, my Monte is enough to take most of the ricers in the neighborhood anyway.
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I respect that and have always been one to spend extra to avoid headaches. However, turbo kits, at least the ones I've seen advertised, are more or less a bunch of off the shelf parts in one box instead of many boxes. For some reason selling all the parts together seems to add about 900 onto the retail cost of the individual components. R&D comes in with manifold and DP design-that's why manifolds cost $400-800 amd dps $200, but that shouldn't be added to the kit price. If a shop is doing the install, they can cut a couple custom oil lines-they probably won't even charge you for it. If that is over their head they probably shouldn't be doing the install to begin with.

I'm sorry if I'm beating this to death, but it just seems like people are getting ripped off. The easiest way to see this is by going to any shop webpage, looking at the contents of a turbo kit (especially 3540s) and piecing it together using individual parts from the same website. Unless the turbo itself costs over 2 grand (doublt it considering one friend got one for $1100 and another could get one for $1350 as recently as last week) the total cost seems to be off by quite a bit. I noticed the RX7 store kit has a polished turbo maybe that and a few othere details like that account for the price. I don't mean to pick on jason either, because all shops seem to price them around that range.

Jim how's your main cat? My neighbors are greatful it's no longer on my balcony
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The cat is fine. I bet your neighbors are glad. My land lady is little tired of seeing stuff lying around as well.
The main reason I look at kits is that everything is there already. I don't have the time to be looking around at indivdual components. I will look into it though. You're absolutley right about the price being more for the kit, than if you bought them seperately. That's a $900 convenience charge.


Where are you looking for the individual parts?
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Power FC/Commander 1300.00 (Labor 100)
pretty pricey to plug in the pfc dont you think? lol

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Where are people buying GT 35/40 turbos for 1100-1350 (just curious)



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I respect that and have always been one to spend extra to avoid headaches. However, turbo kits, at least the ones I've seen advertised, are more or less a bunch of off the shelf parts in one box instead of many boxes. For some reason selling all the parts together seems to add about 900 onto the retail cost of the individual components. R&D comes in with manifold and DP design-that's why manifolds cost $400-800 amd dps $200, but that shouldn't be added to the kit price. If a shop is doing the install, they can cut a couple custom oil lines-they probably won't even charge you for it. If that is over their head they probably shouldn't be doing the install to begin with.

I'm sorry if I'm beating this to death, but it just seems like people are getting ripped off. The easiest way to see this is by going to any shop webpage, looking at the contents of a turbo kit (especially 3540s) and piecing it together using individual parts from the same website. Unless the turbo itself costs over 2 grand (doublt it considering one friend got one for $1100 and another could get one for $1350 as recently as last week) the total cost seems to be off by quite a bit. I noticed the RX7 store kit has a polished turbo maybe that and a few othere details like that account for the price. I don't mean to pick on jason either, because all shops seem to price them around that range.

Jim how's your main cat? My neighbors are greatful it's no longer on my balcony
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install it youself for less than $3k
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