Upgrading compressor housing
Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:23 PM
Can i "bolt on upgrade" my turbo with that kit and probably a rebuild kit?
Rebuild my 12a with quality parts using the ebay compressor housing and wheel + the Starion exhaust housing and wheel.
They even sell ones with rebuild kits and/or wastegates.
No machining needed right?
All input welcome.
Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:28 PM
The kit you posted though will likely not work. That kit is for a TD04 hotside. Stock SQ has a TD05 hotside. Not 100% sure but the turbine shaft the compressor connects to may be thicker.
Posted 19 May 2019 - 12:35 AM
A TD05 is a small housing. A TD05h 16g is a pretty good turbo for mild mods. Some say a TD06 or TD06sl2 works good on TBI. Never tried that so idk. If going MPI then you're in a different ballpark turbo wise.
What would really help is knowing what you want out of the car. What are your plans? For example if you wanted to stay mostly stock I would say 2.5" exhaust with no cats is your best bolt on mod.
Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:58 AM
I'm doing it all myself and learning as I go. So I cannot really machine parts. I like to get creative but get it done right. It's a budget fun street car that I can take to the strip some time and not be embarassed.
Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:37 AM
Or send your 12A out to be upgraded
Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:34 PM
Posted 19 May 2019 - 03:37 PM
Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:37 PM
Edited by croquest87, 19 May 2019 - 04:45 PM.
Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:19 PM
Also how would I balance it?
Posted 19 May 2019 - 06:58 PM
Edited by croquest87, 19 May 2019 - 07:22 PM.
Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:38 PM
better know what you're doing when mix n match mitsu turbo bits.
Back plate, bearing housing, thrust washers all different and need to match. I'd leave 'upgrading' to a "pro"
I wouldn't dismantle a perfect 12A. Sell it, buy a junk 12 from classifieds and send it directly to turbo shop
doubt u can get any cheaper than bolt-on mitsu turbos..... especially not 'adapting' to t3/t4. External is an even bigger waste imo
Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:59 PM
Posted 19 May 2019 - 08:02 PM
Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:15 AM
A couple 'aggressive' 12A folks got their street starquests hi 13s 1/4s
As suggested, figure out your end game first and it will be your only turbo upgrade
Gotta plan your fueling to tune it also. A bunch of G54 combinations to copy. No need to guess
Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:55 PM
Posted 20 May 2019 - 05:24 PM
Edited by markhansenconquest, 20 May 2019 - 05:26 PM.
Posted 20 May 2019 - 09:49 PM
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