i really like u noticed tha bronze rota rev's!!!! its a 2" in tha front and a 2.2 i believe in tha rear! (not 100 % on that) i live just out of birmingham, alabama an the roads here are crap! not built for "slammed" cars!!!!!!!!!!!! ive ran a couple of runs with her/ not on a track but the handeling is emaculant!!!!! still wana c about doing a turbo install if i dont sell her and upgrade to a speed3. any ideas to help?
Register today for free or log-in if already registered to remove this ad!
.... still wana c about doing a turbo install if i dont sell her and upgrade to a speed3. any ideas to help?
Tri-Point Engineering is the only place I know of currently that offers a complete bolt-on turbo kit for the NA 3's. There may be some additional exhaust work to do after, though?
I gave up on doing a turbo, so I haven't looked at them in a while. It's a pretty big expense... in the $4-$5,000 range to do it right and get the bugs worked out. Plus you will not be able to do any high-boosting unless you upgrade the engine internals. Forged internals (at least pistons and rods) are a must to go much beyond 6-8psi.
That's why the MS3 engine has forged internals. W/O them, too much pressure and ZOOM-ZOOM-BOOM!
Also keep in mind that your 3 (and mine) has an open differential, not a limited slip one, so half of the power is already wasted.... in any slippery situation its all wasted. Plus wheel spin could cause an overboost situation and w/o the added assurance (insurance) of forged internals you could more easily hit redline and blow it up.
You could still add a low-boost system which should be good for another 30-50hp when boosting? Just don't expect to mutiply hp by a factor of 3 with that setup. The rest of the car would have to be built to withstand the added strain.