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Turbo upgrade on RV8

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Tvr Power

1,043 posts

125 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Here we go our first Pre Serp 4ltr chim 345 bhp 436 flbs @ the wheels against std 4ltr Pre serp asperated engine.





Dom

SILICONEKID340HP

14,185 posts

150 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Looks good ,can you get decent MPG on cruise ,those Turbos like a drink ..

Is it going to be useable or will it bite you in the asse leaving the car wrapped around a tree ..

What is the power delivery like ? Is there a sudden uncontrollable mighty power surge..

Drove one of those Jap Impreza things ,it was all or nothing ..waiting for the Turbo to cut in ..then warp speed ..

What would my car with 340hp at the fly make with one of your Turbo kits fitted .

Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Friday 5th October 20:42

carsy

2,868 posts

84 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Erm, looks like pre serpers will also need a pair of the later manifolds as well.

How much are they.

slideways

4,058 posts

140 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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SILICONEKID340HP said:
Looks good ,can you get decent MPG on cruise ,those Turbos like a drink ..

Is it going to be useable or will it bite you in the asse leaving the car wrapped around a tree ..

What is the power delivery like ? Is there a sudden uncontrollable mighty power surge..

Drove one of those Jap Impreza things ,it was all or nothing ..waiting for the Turbo to cut in ..then warp speed ..

What would my car with 340hp at the fly make with one of your Turbo kits fitted .

Edited by SILICONEKID340HP on Friday 5th October 20:42
The fact you have a nice big torquey engine to start with there should be no lag, round town it will be off boost. You will still get a nice big surge of power but it won't take you by surprise as for mpg on cruise it should be as good as NA as again your not on boost

brett84

1,291 posts

72 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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carsy said:
Erm, looks like pre serpers will also need a pair of the later manifolds as well.

How much are they.
I was just about to ask if there is an early manifold option
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carsy

2,868 posts

84 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I doubt it as it will probably drop the turbo installation too low.

del 203

12,727 posts

168 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Again clapbow



As i said on the other thread Dom

ETA: These monsters need to get on independant hub dine biggrin

Edited by del 203 on Friday 5th October 22:01

Tvr Power

1,043 posts

125 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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carsy said:
Erm, looks like pre serpers will also need a pair of the later manifolds as well.

How much are they.
No extra costs same as Serp kits

Dom

clive f

7,220 posts

152 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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a vey nice neat instal.

SILICONEKID340HP

14,185 posts

150 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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clive f said:
a vey nice neat instal.
Are you fabricating the Y piece.

Tvr Power

1,043 posts

125 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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del 203 said:
Again clapbow



As i said on the other thread Dom

ETA: These monsters need to get on independant hub dine biggrin

Edited by del 203 on Friday 5th October 22:01
I'm up for that , who's hub Dyno would you like me to go to ?

Dom

Graham

16,195 posts

203 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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As my engine is still AWOL would a 4.6 out of a rangy be suitable for turboing in a chim, complete with the gems ecu fettled by Marc Adams?

Get a basic refresh on the rangy lump and a can upgrade but leave the rest stock. ? A cheap way of getting a decent amount of power ?

Tvr Power

1,043 posts

125 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Graham said:
As my engine is still AWOL would a 4.6 out of a rangy be suitable for turboing in a chim, complete with the gems ecu fettled by Marc Adams?

Get a basic refresh on the rangy lump and a can upgrade but leave the rest stock. ? A cheap way of getting a decent amount of power ?
Sure no problem, Mark Adams is more than capable of mapping our DIY kits

Dom

clive f

7,220 posts

152 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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SILICONEKID340HP said:
Are you fabricating the Y piece.
yeshehe

Chilliman

7,341 posts

80 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Tvr Power said:
Here we go our first Pre Serp 4ltr chim 345 bhp 436 flbs @ the wheels against std 4ltr Pre serp asperated engine.





Dom
Thats impressive! What figures might you expect if you strapped the kit onto a boggo 500?

Chilli smile

slideways

4,058 posts

140 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Tvr Power said:
Here we go our first Pre Serp 4ltr chim 345 bhp 436 flbs @ the wheels against std 4ltr Pre serp asperated engine.





Dom
Just as a matter of interest where does the pipe that's attached to the flame trap end up?

Quietlybonkers

14,555 posts

63 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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slideways said:
Just as a matter of interest where does the pipe that's attached to the flame trap end up?
Fag lighter?

scotty_d

6,787 posts

113 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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How reliable is this going to be over a N/A car. If the engine is in good health with say around 50k on the clock when it rolls in for the conversion what kind of life span is expected with road use only?

You don't tend to get that amount of extra power for nothing so is the life span of the engine not a trade off if still running stock internals?

Cheers Scott

Alexdaredevilz

5,696 posts

98 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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slideways said:
Just as a matter of interest where does the pipe that's attached to the flame trap end up?
Carbon canister

Graham

16,195 posts

203 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Tvr Power said:
Sure no problem, Mark Adams is more than capable of mapping our DIY kits

Dom
I was thinking more in terms of the engine spec the rangy 4.6 having a lower comp and more restrictive heads ?