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Old 01-08-2014, 02:19 AM   #1
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New to the turbo game

First off let me introduce myself. I'm from Oshkosh, WI, where it is currently -6 outside right now.. I own an 02 Type-S. I've owned my RSX since last spring and have been snooping around the forums a lot looking at of turbo builds.

From my understanding the a2 can hold up to around 450hp on stock internals with just upgraded retainers and springs? I know this is quite a stretch but I own a Holset HX50 and I want to get this monster under my hood. From what I've read up on it, its got a 1.10 A/R, compressor 67/99.

My real question is what will it take for me to fully spool this behemoth or is it just a lost cause? I have access to an hx35 as well but just thought Id try the 50 for shits and grins. The main reason I want to go with this setup is because lag is no issue for me plus itll help with mpg's having such lag. As long as I can still get efficient power from the turbo when I absolutely need it Ill be satisfied.

PS: Ill be running kpro and this is going to be my first turbo setup so take it easy on me. haha.

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Old 01-08-2014, 06:57 AM   #2
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First, your understanding is incorrect. There have been 700+whp stock block's. It all depends on the tune and how it is driven.

Second, what are your goals? If you tell us what you will be doing with the car, then we can give you a better opinion. My guess is you just want your car to be a little faster due to you mentioning MPG's. If that's the case, forget the HX50.
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My goals are a RELIABLE 450hp at the crank. I was mainly wondering if the a2 could even spool the hx50 properly? Gas milage isnt a big deal to me at all. I was just wondering how it would be on gas since it would probably almost never be under boost.

Sorry for sounding like a newb but Ive read up on alot of stuff here. Just trying to settle my way into the community!
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I forgot to share some pics & info with you guys. Currently heres whats done to it.

AEM v2 intake
Skunk2 Alpha MegaPower header paired with a custom Vibrant 2.5in header back.
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that's a big turbo...

I'm in WI too.. sucks being so cold. Couple of us hit over 500whp on stock engines.
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Forget about that turbo.

I think the turbo most people go with in that range is a Precision 6266 iirc.

What are you doing for the rest of the components?
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Forget about that turbo.

I think the turbo most people go with in that range is a Precision 6266 iirc.

What are you doing for the rest of the components?
I want to know what you guys reccomend for a setup for a stable 450whp. I kinda want to stick to journal bearing turbo's such as holset for now since I dont feel like spending $1600 for one. Plus Ive heard good rep about them and theyre affordable for rebuilds and such.
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GT35r, or GT30R which would be pushing it. 60-1if you want to save a little cash, And it won't be as efficient as the other two. I'd stick with garrett over precision.

What manifold do you plan on using?

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Definitely a sidewinder manifold. Looking at either sheepey built, blackworks or PLM.
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I want to know what you guys reccomend for a setup for a stable 450whp. I kinda want to stick to journal bearing turbo's such as holset for now since I dont feel like spending $1600 for one. Plus Ive heard good rep about them and theyre affordable for rebuilds and such.
Not sure where your getting your pricing for precision but the 62 journal's are just under 1K, although I agree the 35R is best for a low hp street build
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GT35r, or GT30R which would be pushing it. 60-1if you want to save a little cash, And it won't be as efficient as the other two. I'd stick with garrett over precision.

What manifold do you plan on using?
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another person with no turbo giving out turbo info...
everyones an expert


My pt6262 jb was 920$ shipped
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That doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about. What is it, you guys just like to talk shit? Looks like some people need to read up about precision turbos. Your taking a gamble with them.

Someone please tell me what's wrong with the turbos recommend by myself.

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Old 01-09-2014, 08:06 AM   #15
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That doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about. What is it, you guys just like to talk shit? Looks like some people need to read up about precision turbos.

Someone please tell me what's wrong with the turbos recommend by me.
Nothing is wrong with the turbos you suggested. There is nothing wrong with Precision either.
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Seals go left and right. And seen numerous housings explode. Not saying their horrible, but I'd take a garrett long before precision. I'll post some links about them.
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Seals go left and right. And seen numerous housings explode. Not saying their horrible, but I'd take a garrett long before precision. I'll post some links about them.
I guess the hundreds of professional race teams that use only Precision are doing it wrong.

You should send them the links. I've already seen them.
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Seals go left and right. And seen numerous housings explode. Not saying their horrible, but I'd take a garrett long before precision. I'll post some links about them.
waiting for the links and I believe more of us are running precision then garrett on this forum....
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Heres a start, theres a few more ill look for.....

http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=481264
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I'm not going to turn this thread into an argument though. I know of numerous guys who run precision turbos on 6-7 second pro-mods. Race teams are after power, not reliability. Precisions do well at making power, but don't come in as strong with regards to reliability, as it is with garrett. If the seals go on a turbo, or the housing explodes, it easy for them to swap a turbo. Not as fun for a person with a DD. I've read hundreds of threads on forums of precisions leaking, getting a replacement, then the replacement blows the seals again. The problem is with their wheels.

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I have a precision JB6262 and hit over 450. I also love the turbo size for my application. But I'm running a k24.
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I'm not going to turn this thread into an argument though. I know of numerous guys who run precision turbos on 6-7 second pro-mods. Race teams are after power, not reliability. Precisions do well at making power, but don't come in as strong with regards to reliability, as it is with garrett. If the seals go on a turbo, or the housing explodes, it easy for them to swap a turbo. Not as fun for a person with a DD. I've read hundreds of threads on forums of precisions leaking, getting a replacement, then the replacement blows the seals again. The problem is with their wheels.
Uh oh forgot this was your DD, your best bet is not to turbo. If your worried about blowing a seal that's the least of your concerns.
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Uh oh forgot this was your DD, your best bet is not to turbo. If your worried about blowing a seal that's the least of your concerns.
How is any of this relevant to me?
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Cmon guys.... I came here for answers and suggestions. Not to make popcorn and watch you guys fight.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:52 AM   #25
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wait you made popcorn?

In the end, remember it's YOUR car. If you want to fit that turbo on there go for. Everyone on the internet has an opinion, valid or not, it's an opinion and that's why most the time asking a question on here blows when it comes to opinions. Want to rock it? Rock it... I'll even help you if you need. lol
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