Originally posted by Rayman
no ur not...but some people just dont care to brag about it
Or it could be that some people didn't actually do anything so none of the questions apply to them.
95 Ford Probe GT
Turbo system #1:
Garrett T3/T4 hybrid turbo w/modified turbine housing, oil and liquid cooled. Piping build by yours truly. Controlled via Turbonetics Deltagate
27"x10"x3" Spearco cored intercooler, mandrel bent pipes, polished 2" pre-intercooler, 2.5" post intercooler, HKS SSQV
Turbo system #2:
Turbonetics T3 super 60. Ludespeed style
piping, turbonetics Deltagate, non intercooled.
Turbo system #3:
System by IMP. T3/T4 hybrid turbo, turbonetics Deltagate, HKS SSQV
Spearco intercooler, 2.25" mandrel bent intercooler pipes.
Walbro 255 high pressure pump, Vortech 12:1 FMU
ACT clutch, Mueller Flywheel, C's short throw shifter
Fast. End of story
Was it hard to come up with this?
Anyone who has built their own turbo system knows the answer to this question. Anyone who hasn't will never understand until they do.
I just sold my first two kits for $2900 and $1500 respectively, and I did not make a single dollar, nor did I come even close to breaking even. I just bought a third turbo system built by IMP. You do the math.
How long did it all take?
The first system took roughly 1.5-2 months to build on my freetime. ~10 hours in the fab shop, ~40 hours in the garage test fitting, cutting, welding, etc. 20,000 trips to the hardware store...
The second system took about 2 weeks to install because of some fitment issues, causing me to do some cutting and welding. Unfortunately, my battery would not cooperate in the trunk, so the second turbo system could not stay.
The third system is an IMP kit, and I hope to install it in a weekend, since no fab work will be necessary. But I'll expect the worst as always.
Unless you have a great deal of time, a place for your car to sit, welding experience, a chop saw, and a full understanding of an actual functioning turbo system, don't even bother. Do your homework; there is plenty of info out there.