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94celicaguy
i am finally installing my turbo. i am starting on it tomorrow after i get off work and hope to have it done by wednesday or thursday. i will try to take pics if i can get my camera to work. wish me luck! biggrin.gif
D-No-One
wish u luck man...took me about a week to do mine by myself....
boosted_K2
good luck dude! hey have you sent my stuff out yet?
TurboGT14PSI
what setup are you gonna run? i like turbo 5sfe, they are fun, and suprising powerful when built rite =)
west_minist
QUOTE (TurboGT14PSI @ Jun 5, 2003 - 9:00 AM)
what setup are you gonna run? i like turbo 5sfe, they are fun, and suprising powerful when built rite =)

Have you dynoed your car yet TurboGT14PSI?
TurboGT14PSI
no i have not at all, there is not a dyno any where around here, but at 7psi o stock pistons its like 200 at the wheel, i am running the burien kit, but as you can see i have alot of other mods....i have had the turbo on the car for a lil less than a week and have not met a car here yet than can hang with me, especially in 3rd..its hellacious =) i get mad traction probs too, i might upgrade the rims to a wider (215? or 225?) when the bank account recovers lol =-) ill g-tech it this weekend and let you know what it says tho i would type more but i messed my thumb up really really bad building the Stainless sheet metal housing got my HKS sus megaflow that sits behind my drivers side light lol...damn blood on the keyboard...wink.gif
1bwilson
Turbogt,

Is there anything you would recomend looking out for when installing the turbo? I am about to do the same setup less the pistons and rods.

-Bryan-
No0bOne
Hey turbo, how much did it costed you to make the 5S boostable?
west_minist
QUOTE (TurboGT14PSI @ Jun 5, 2003 - 11:03 PM)
no i have not at all, there is not a dyno any where around here, but at 7psi o stock pistons its like 200 at the wheel, i am running the burien kit, but as you can see i have alot of other mods....i have had the turbo on the car for a lil less than a week and have not met a car here yet than can hang with me, especially in 3rd..its hellacious =) i get mad traction probs too, i might upgrade the rims to a wider (215? or 225?) when the bank account recovers lol =-) ill g-tech it this weekend and let you know what it says tho i would type more but i messed my thumb up really really bad building the Stainless sheet metal housing got my HKS sus megaflow that sits behind my drivers side light lol...damn blood on the keyboard...wink.gif

Ok. That is nice.

Ok. That is nice.

What tires are you and suspension are you on?
TurboGT14PSI
1. take your time, make sure if you move any wires or hoses that the are away from your exhaust manifold....or it will melt, the turbo adds heat you know, i didnt have to move hardly anything when installing, but i dont have a big stereo or any neon like alot of ppl do.

2. take you time, do it right and replace any gaskets and seals for safe measure, never use them twice =), i took my 10 or so hours to install the turbo kit, nothing too serious, i also had three friends to help, and have the supplies like locktite, zip ties, etc on hand

3. the fact that out exhaust manifolds are on the front of the car so that was easy, if you have a manual on your car youll make sure you dont miss any bolts =)

4. put a big peice of carpet under the car when its on stands, so if you drop something it doesnt take 30
mins to find a lil bolt or washer...hrmm how would i know that =P

5. when making dress up parts outta 20 gauge polished stainless..ALWAYs where gloves...why i didnt i dunno...i know am missing large peice of thumb (hence bad typing)

6. i upgraded my clutch before installing the turbo, i dont know how well the stock one will take to at least 45 added hp (7psi)

7. i killed a o2 sensor by dropping it

8. youll need toyota part 90404-19002 for a new oil union/valve unit, my local dealer had them in stock (12.99)

9. the turbo is on the same side as the inlet on the throttle body, so its easy to install the rubber hose to connect it to the turbo, the whole setup is really nice looking, its just a shame the manifold heat shelid donest fit anymore, but i am making one outta stainless steel (hence injury) i plan on getting some metal piping made

10. i didnt like where it puts the k&n filter on the kit (under where the stock air bx was) so i made a custom intake for it

11. you will have to remove your vavle cover to get to the injectors, prime time to paint it =)

12. read the instructions =)

there really isnt anything too look out for when installing the kit, just do it right and youll be happy. the instructions included are really great

i run dunlop 5000s on the stock rims
with KYB shocks, and trd sport springs
i like the dunlops cause i dont get tire hop like i do with goodyear gt4s

TurboGT14PSI
the rods and pistons where a lil over 1200 bucks (8.5:1), the cams were 620 + s&h, which was around 30 if i remember correctly, head gasket was a lil over 60, arp head studs were 160, fuel pressure regulator was around 65. kit was 2500, i have about 7600 in the motor, and before i get the typical "you can get a 3sgte for that" comments i didnt want a 3sgte, i didnt want the wiring headaches, and i wanted to build the 5S because thats not real common, and i know i can run if not out run a 3sgte powered celi (stock or slightly modded) i have been tempted to try a head swap with a 3sgte head, but if i do thats gonna have to wait till i get more than a couple bucks in my account =)
brandtlj
Would you happen to have any pictures of your turbo setup? Also, how does your turbo kit compare to the one burien offers?
Matthew
one question....how do you think that you can run with or out run a celica with a 3s-gte.

most people either get the 2nd or 3rd gen 3sgte. so at least power it will be 225 stock at the crank. you said your car was like 200 at the crank. ya i know that the 3s-gte is a heavier engine but the boost that it can handle it outrageous. so up the boost on the 2nd gen 3s-gte to around 12-14psi and you will be close to 300hp compared to your 200 or so. sorry man no offense but it'll take a lot of money for your economy 5s-fe to hand with the sports engine 3s-gte.

thats not even counting your weaker 5s-fe tranny which is also geared for economy not for performance.

a good mod for you in the future would be to get a 3s-ge tranny. they are just as strong as the AWD tranny but just FWD...they are around 200-400 U.S. Dollars. try www.jarcoinc.com


dont think that i am disagreeing about the rareness of a turboed 5s-fe. i have one myself. and ya there are a lot of ricers that think their civic hatchback is the fastest ever but they never win. just that when it comes to cobra mustangs and cars like that...well the 5s-fe has no chance.
1bwilson
How are your controling your timing? I have learned from alot of mr2 people that the comp doesnt like boost in its system. I have a msd btm for my car but was wandering if you had anything else?

-Bryan-
TurboGT14PSI
i said i was more than 200hp, 200hp is the stock burien kit @ 7psi
i am running 14psi, and with alot more stuff than just the turbo also
if i had to guesstimate i am pushing over 250hp, i eat z28s, mustang GTs, and trans am on a regular basis now, rather easily.

i have no problems what so ever with the stock tranny and the powe ri am pushing, it is holding up great
i would buy a better tansmission, but i see no reason to, and i just shelled out the serious cash for the turbo kit, so anything else is gonna have to wait a while, and the next thing i am doing is selling my cams to a friend, and buying a 3s head to slap on it.

i dont have pics YET i will soon, i plan on getting a dv camera soon
i dont have a dyno result yet either, but will shortly
i was gonna g-tech the car tonight but instead i drove my friends audi S4 =) when we went out (i never pass up a chance to drive that car)

i have not had any timing issues as of date with the stock ECU, i checked it the old fashion way, and i run a aftermarket ignition and bosch +4 platinum plugs, with 93 octane or higher gas. i am planning on installing a greddy e-manage eventually for fule map problems and tweaking

the only thing i have noticed is my cars temp runs a lil higher, more towards the middle guage, it used top be about a quarter up, but i figured it would with the turbo anyhows, and after i removed my headlight and put the intake right behind that hole its running a slight bit cooler i think, i might sell my tv and buy an intercooler of some sort because if i am gonna run anyhigher boost i would want that





Charlie97L
tell me you're not running 14 psi unintercooled. please please please.
TurboGT14PSI
i am running a small intercooler that comes from a audi s4 , my friend upgraded his s4 to rs6 intercoolers and i used one of his old intercoolers, its small but works well and i have had no pobs so far, i will prolly eventually buy a bigger intercooler, and replace the thrown together system i have now
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