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Build your own homemade turbo Honda

September 4th, 2010 No comments

We have just posted an informative article on How to Build a Turbo Honda or Acura on Squidoo. If you find our Squidoo Lens to be informative, please leave your comments.

Our article explains how to build a turbo Honda, Turbo Acura, or what to look for with a bolt on turbo kit. Homemade turbo kits are some of the best and least expensive ways to turbo your Honda or Acura.

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Read the article here: How to Build a Turbo Honda or Acura

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Pontiac G8 Turbo Kit on EBay

January 28th, 2010 No comments


One of our customers asked us about this kit, so we decided to post it up for those of you who have a Pontiac G8 and are looking for a turbo kit. It looks like this kit is made by a company called Rx Racing, and it’s their Street Demon Series 485 horsepower Pontiac G8 Turbo Kit.

Here’s the manufacture description:

Brand new “Street Demon” Series turbo package for your vehicle. The most complete turbo package available for the price. This package has all new quality parts that are capable of producing well beyond 485 horsepower at 25+ PSI with supporting modifications and a built motor. This is the most complete package available compared to others at an affordable price. On a stock motor the kit will create give the motor a 50-100 horsepower gain on a low boost setting of 8 PSI. Also, the included electronic turbo timer provides a hassle-free operation of precisely calculating the cool down period to ensure a proper cool down for your turbocharged motor. Works with either automatic or manual gearboxes. This kit may allow you to keep your air conditioning and power steering for a great street setup.

(1) Hybrid Turbo Charger:
.57 compressor wheel trim mapped for low & high boost setups
Oil fitting gaskets & mounting studs included
Capable of producing over 450 horsepower
Wet float bearings & properly balanced
3″ inlet diameter with a 2″ outlet
.50 A/R compressor housing
.63 A/R turbine housing
1/8 NPT oil inlet
T3/T4 hybrid

(1) Front Mount Intercooler:
Large design cools down the turbocharged air efficiently
Strong TIG welds will support high PSI levels
Lightweight aluminum racing intercooler
Extra thick core provides ample cooling
2.5″ cold outlet & 2.5″ hot inlet
Less then 2% pressure drop

(1) Universal Intercooler Piping Kit:
Lightweight yet strong aluminum piping
May necessitate light modification to fit
(16) stainless steel worm gear clamps
(2) 2.5” 90 degree silicone couplers
(6) 2.5” straight silicone couplers
(2) 90 degree 2.5” bends
(2) 60 degree 2.5” bends
(2) 45 degree 2.5” bends
(2) straight 2.5” pipes

(1) Turbo Oil Line Install Package:
T fittings will fit almost any motor & still use factory oil pressure sending unit
Necessary fittings and clamps for a complete installation
18 inch 5/8” high temperature 550psi oil return line
Premium gaskets & hardware for the turbocharger
77 inch straight high strength oil feed line
Strong “T” fitting to hook up to block
Superior quality lasts a lifetime
Retails for $229 in magazines
High quality oil feed fittings
High quality turbo oil drain
Brand new turbo install kit
36 inch angle oil fee line

(1) Aluminum Battery Box Relocation Kit:
Full aluminum construction
Relocation cables, straps, hardware
Frees up lots of engine bay room
Better weight distribution for vehicle handling

(1) Boost Controller:
Can be setup to adjust boost PSI on the fly
Can be adjusted for any PSI level desired
Control your boost with a precise click
Includes complete install kit
Anodized aluminum finish
CNC machined design

(1) Blow Off Valve:
Protects turbo by venting when shifting and/or reducing throttle
Performance design produces a powerful & aggressive sound
Quality design will not leak under high boost conditions
Flanges installed at user discretion
Includes complete install kit

(2) Slim Cooling Fan:
Fan can be used to cool: A/C condenser, oil or transmission cooler, mounting on an intercooler to prevent heat soak, or cooling a a2w radiator
Slim design provides excellent engine bay clearance
Includes the mounting tabs for a easy zip tie install
Reversible design can either pull or push air
Versatility of a push/pull reversible fan
Superior flow of a curved-blade design
Creates additional aftermarket cooling
1.25″ thick outside perimeter
2.50″ thick inside perimeter

(1) Electronic Turbo Timer:
Ensures a proper cool down for your turbocharged car every time
Includes pigtail wiring and extra wiring for ease of installation
Important to preventing premature turbo wear and failure
Mounted inside the vehicle for on the fly adjustments
Precisely calculates the cool down period for the motor
Auto mode feature creates a hassle-free operation
Increases turbocharger’s operating lifespan
Bright Easy to read LED Digital Display
Failure to reduce the temperature of the turbo could result in “coking” of oil inside the turbo
Coking is the baking of oil, turning it into a grimy substance

(1) Fuel Pressure Regulator:
Great to setup fuel pressure for boosted engines
Includes complete install kit
Precision pressure gauge
Fully adjustable

(1) Catch Can:
Stops excess oil from blowing to the intake manifold
Ensures better mileage & better performance
Removes oil vapors from breather line
Show like high quality polish
Includes complete install kit

(1) Billet Aluminum High Flow Fuel Filter:
CNC machined T6-6061 billet aluminum construction
High flow capacity for demanding fuel systems
Strong brackets for easy mounting
High pressure fuel fittings
Anodized show like finish
Filter can be cleaned
6an sized fittings
Removable filter

(1) 35mm Wastegate:
Protect the turbo system from over boosting by venting surges
Includes complete install kit featuring gaskets and flanges
Strong construction provides years of reliable service
Anodized show like finish
2 bolt flange style

(1) 10 Meters Heat Wrap:
Heat powers the turbochargers turbine inlet. Keep the heat inside the exhaust pipes
Heat kills the turbochargers compressor inlet. Keep the heat out of the cold piping.
Control additional engine bay heat and prevent overheating.
Keep intercooled air cooled.
Made of very high temp fiberglass.

(1) Stainless Downpipe:
2.5″ Inlet
Waterjet cut 5 bolt flange.
Mandrel bent stainless steel
Beautiful TIG welds

(1) Radiator Hose Sleeving Kit:
Stainless braiding makes rubber radiator hoses up to 5x stronger
Makes engine bay look of show car quality
Strong construction provides years of reliability
Anodized ends for the authentic race like finish

(1) High Flow Intake Filter:
Protect the turbo system from debris
Instant HP adder
Extreme high flow
3″ inlet perfectly matching the turbocharger inlet

(1) High Flow Breather Cap:
Extreme high flow
Keeps crankcase ventilation clean for emissions
Works in conjunction with the catch can to keep inside of turbo piping oil free

(1) Wastegate Positioning Adapter:
Allows adjustability for wastegate placement.
Laser cut flanges.
Mandrel bent stainless steel.
Strong construction provides years of reliable service
Beautiful TIG welds
2 bolt flange style

(1) Wastegate Dump Tube:
Allows wastegate exhaust gases to cleanly exit the engine bay.
Laser cut flanges.
Mandrel bent stainless steel.
Strong construction provides years of reliable service
Beautiful TIG welds
2 bolt flange style

(1) Coolant Sensor Bung
Monitor the water temperature via this sensor relocation
Easy solution to run aftermarket coolant sensor
Provides more precise readings then the stock location
Features 2 installation clamps for an easy add on
38mm ends fits most OEM coolant hoses
Strong Aluminum construction

(1) Non-divided T3 Flange
Water jet cut for precision flow
Mild steel for easy welding to an adapter pipe or direct to stock manifold

(1) Turbo Ram Inlet
Increases airflow into the turbo system
Replaces the filter for track performance
Acts as a Ram Air
Ultra lightweight and strong aluminum

(1) A-pillar Gauge Pod
Mounts or replaces the existing pillar panel
Angles 3 gauges perfect to the driver
Lightweight plastic, hollow backing for gauge wire tucking
Textured finish, for an OEM look

(1) Dash Gauge Pod
Mounts on dash or center console
Angles 2 gauges perfectly to the driver
Lightweight plastic, hollow backing for gauge wire tucking
Textured finish, for an OEM look.

(1) Tachometer w/ Shift Light
5″ sized
White face, back lit
11k RPM max
Programmable shift light for perfect shifts

(1) Oil Pressure Gauge
White face, back lit
0-100psi range
Mounting hardware and wiring included.

(1) Water Temp Gauge
White face, back lit
Small, lightweight design for an easy install anywhere
Mounting hardware and wiring included.

(1) Oil Temperature Gauge
White face, back lit
Small, lightweight design for an easy install anywhere
Mounting hardware and wiring included.

(1) Boost/Vacuum Gauge
White face, back lit
30in/hg vacuum, 30psi boost pressure
Mounting hardware and wiring included.

(1) Volt Gauge
White Face, back lit
8v to 16v range
Mounting hardware and wiring included.

Regarding installation of this Pontiac G8 Turbo Kit:

We are the parts supplier, not mechanic. We can try our best to help with generic questions, but it is best to consult a professional turbocharger installer with specific questions.

There are no installation instructions included. The install is simple and most customers install it themselves in a weekend. If you cannot figure it out or feel uncomfortable with the installation, please have a professional assist.

Most of these parts are direct bolt-ons. Some are not.

The piping needs to be fitted up. Because of the bends and couplers included, it should be simple.

The T3 turbo flange needs to be welded to an adapter pipe or directly to the stock manifold.

To run this on a street car, the turbocharger down pipe will need to be connected to your existing exhaust. Expect to fabricate an adapter pipe or have an exhaust shop connect them.

More info

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COBB XLE Blow Off Valve

November 18th, 2009 No comments


COBB Tuning announces the availability of the XLE Blow Off Valve (BOV) for turbo equipped Subarus and the MAZDASPEED3. The COBB XLE BOV can be configured to operate in multiple modes using simple hand tools. Innovative engineering and precision manufacturing result in a compact package capable of holding high levels of boost consistently and reliably.

The COBB XLE BOV can operate in one of three modes with simple adjustments. Full recirculation is achieved by plumbing the primary output back into the intake pre-turbo with the auxiliary port closed. Full atmosphere is possible by opening both the primary port and auxiliary port to atmosphere. A hybrid mode is also possible by pluming the primary port into the intake and leaving the auxiliary port open to atmosphere, causing much of the air to recirculate to retain driveability, while still creating an audible exhaust of some of the boost pressure.

Spring preload determines the pressure differential across the BOV piston required before the BOV opens and releases the pressurized intake charge. The COBB XLE BOV can be adjusted by loosening the locknut and turning the hex-head shaft clockwise for more preload or counter-clockwise for less preload. Once preload is set, the locknut is retightened and ensures the adjustment is secure.

Materials used to construct the COBB XLE BOV ensure ease of maintenance and long service life. The mounting flange, body, vent cover and piston are constructed of 6061 T6 aluminum, the spring seat is made from 303 stainless steel and the primary outlet is polished cast aluminum. O rings are used around the piston and on the mounting flange to ensure optimal sealing. The valve body is hard anodized for strength and corrosion resistance. The piston is dry filmed lubricated, providing enduring maintenance free service.

COBB Tuning is offering the XLE BOV for the following applications:

2004 – 2009 Subaru Impreza STi 712650 $295.00
2002 – 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX 712650 $295.00
2008 – 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 724650 $295.00
2005 – 2009 Subaru Legacy 724650 $295.00
2004 – 2009 Subaru Forester XT 712650 $295.00
2009 Subaru 2.5GT 724650 $295.00
2006 – 2009 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 771650 $295.00

The COBB XLE BOV is a limited edition piece and will not be available for long.

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Nissan GT-R Record Breaking Power with COBB AccessPORT

November 16th, 2009 No comments


GOTO:Racing’s GT-R represents the very edge of development for this particular platform. There are perhaps a handful of fully race-prepared GT-Rs in the world. Of course, because this vehicle is not a factory effort, the progress on the GOTO GT-R is a direct reflection of the aftermarket industry that supports the GT-R. GOTO:Racing and the Lock family have prepared a state of the art chassis. However, at a comparatively heavy 3,400 pounds, this race car needs serious power to be competitive.


The GOTO:Racing GT-R is equipped with the COBB Tuning AccessPORT and custom mapping from a collaboration of Tim Bailey from COBB Tuning Surgeline, Portland, OR and Jon Drenas of HB Speed, Hunington Beach, CA. This form of engine management was a natural choice with the stock turbo chargers and just over 520whp, but some suggested with the recent addition of larger turbos from AMS and fuel injectors from Deatschwerks, that a standalone engine management system was needed. We are pleased to demonstrate in no uncertain terms that the COBB Tuning AccessPORT, with supporting modifications and competent tuning, is capable of coordinating extremely high horsepower.

Vehicle – 2010 Nissan GTR – race prepared by GOTO Racing/Brian Lock Racing
Engine – stock GT-R
Turbo – AMS stock location turbo upgrade
Injectors – Deatschwerks (800cc)
Fuel – 100 octane unleaded
Exhaust– fully catless 3”
Intake – Custom Harman Motive 3.1” ID intake with stock MAF sensors

Technical Tuning details
The key to tuning this car is the addition of the larger inner diameter intakes, kindly supplied by Harman Motive. The stock intake inner diameter is just 2.5-inches. This substantive increase in intake cross sectional area means that we can accurately measure up to 40% more airflow than is possible with the stock intake system. As you can see from the graph below, we were able to flow close to the limits of the MAF sensor without saturating their 5-Volt limit.

Because we were able to accurately meter airflow throughout the full RPM and boost range, the tuned stock ECU can easily control ignition timing and fueling. We have supplied relevant information for the rest of the tuning parameters in the additional graphs.



Agency Power Nissan GT-R Downpipes

November 9th, 2009 No comments


Since its release, the Nissan R35 GT-R has been in need of high flow downpipes. The Agency Power Stainless Steel Catless Downpipes fit either the stock or any aftermarket exhaust system. Constructed of durable, high quality 304 stainless in a full 3″ diameter. The improved flow from the larger diameter catless pipes produce more power, keep boost pressure up and provide improved throttle response for you R35 GT-R. Each Agency Power Downpipe has oxygen sensor bungs, thick flanges and sturdy hangers.

With the option of a Jet Hot black ceramic coating, the AP downpipes will also help reduce exhaust temps.

The Agency Power Down Pipes have seen gains of +40hp and +20tq on a conservative AWD Mustang Dyno when attached with supporting mods.

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