GT35 Turbo Ebay
This is just a quick video to see if anyone out there has any info on this turbo....
Porting an eBay 20g turbocharger
The price of this turbo will make it a popular purchase, so I figured I'd air out some tech about ways to improve it. This thing is not for everybody. I wouldn't feel comfortable bolting it on my car the way it comes out of the box. I could complain about its flaws except that so far absolutely none of them have been a deal-breaker for me. To me it's like an empty canvas. I promise to eat those words if it happens, and share my poop. Usually I can easily correct these flaws myself and so can you.
If this thing turns out to perform well with what I do to it... It could easily be a cheap, quick ticket to an 11-second car. Something you could do with a free running 1g, a hacksaw, and about $500 worth of fuel upgrades. Yeah, that would be ridiculous, and I'm bolting it onto a well-modified car... But that being possible speaks volumes for what a DSM can really do.
This is no big deal to me. I'd rather guinea pig my car for you in HD so you guys can decide whether or not you'd spend your money on this. Really it's an experiment because this isn't my daily-driver, and it contributes to building a better Colt.
Tools I used involve:
Milwaukee model ???? 1/4" straight-shaft electric DIY grinder
Cone and ball-shaped double-cut burs
180 grit high-speed flap wheel
Dremel with a flex-shaft and a tiny 320-grit flap wheel
a zip tie
10mm combination wrench
tiny flat-blade screwdriver (00) for the e-clip on the wastegate
Installing an eBay 20g
I'm reviewing an ebay 20g TD05 internally-gated turbocharger. You've seen me open it, assess it, and port it. Now I'm going to install it and see how it fits on my car. Its dimensions are close enough to a Mitsubishi turbo that it fits well, but it didn't play nice with my aftermarket stuff as the video illustrates.
You'll see what I mean...
The wastegate actuator nipple aims straight toward the compressor housing, and I don't like it. I fixed it with a pair of pliers and an allen wrench at 5:55 in a way that's far less likely to break it. The flanges and bolt centers lined up fine and without any issues, though others have claimed to have had them with this turbo. The compressor cover is an obvious giveaway regarding identifying this turbo. It does not wear the cast-in designation TD05H that the Mitsubishi turbos do, but for $228, what do you expect?
If you chose to go this route, just manage your expectations. Be aware that it might not bolt up perfectly to your particular car, and be willing to fix what isn't perfect.
Precision Turbo PT6766 compared to the Ebay T70 + installation and tuning
I just recieved my new Precision turbo Billet Wheel 505-6766 with .96 A/R and T4 flange. It is a work of ART! This thing spools up instantly and stays spooled longer than my ebay T70 ever dreamed of. The ebay turbo held up great for 11k miles but it never responded like the new Precision does. Now I'm working out the bugs in the car to take advantage of the new-found air supply. I had to greatly increase fueling at all Boost levels to get the AFR back down to 10.9. And the sound of this thing is nothing short of amazing!
Engine is a stock (polished) tpi intake, mildly ported L98 aluminum heads, 8.6:1 cmpression, 224/224 @ .050" hydraulic roller comp cams custom grind and SRP -24cc dish pistons.
Grand Prix Turbo vs. Camaro 3800 5 Speed
Racing my friend, He has a 00 Camaro with a 3800 V6 5 speed with a 4.10 Rear. My Car is a 1990 McLaren Grand Prix turbo with a 4T60E Trans, blown motor lol. Getting a new swap this summer. I just wanted to have some fun, Enjoy