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Turbo Talk (go big or go home?)

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whenever I see parts sold as "borg warner" and it's below the cost price..........it makes me wonder
 
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Ok, looks like the stock turbo replacement for the price and the 53039880163 part number is the stock borg warner. 5303 988 0146 is the part number for the airweks upgrade. So don't know, its a little confusing.
 
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That is confusing. Besides part number is there any way to confirm an origional. I kno they have the plate on front with part numbers but are there anything u cant just duplicate and forge?
 
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Yes, like said before the cost is way too low, my guess is its an error or just inputted wrong. Never heard of those guys.
 
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What turbo would u recommend jcw or airwerks? Just lookin for a lil more up top nothing crazy. Is there a big difference in the 2?
 
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What turbo would u recommend jcw or airwerks? Just lookin for a lil more up top nothing crazy. Is there a big difference in the 2?
this is the turbo we sell, it comes directly from Germany, they are hard to get. They make another 40hp over the JCW turbo, spool fast and are trouble free
http://store-revolutionmini-com.3dca...urbo_p_28.html
 
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Originally Posted by scotty_r56s View Post
LOL, hence the question mark.

I'm interested in where reliability, usable power and size intersect.
Why not talk to GPopshop about doing a hybrid K03/k04 setup? Be the cheapest route imo. You dont lose the quick spool but the larger internals will definitely be an upgrade. That's what i've set my sights on after doing my research and being in the same boat as you in terms of desire to tune and get a new turbo.
 
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Ultimately I decided to stick with Mario Palza. We went with the 43/56 and some ARP connecting rod bolts as insurance. I'm pretty stoked and loving the turbo. I was hitting 26 PSI initially and as fun as that is, I like my pistons in the cylinder, not on the sidewalk. I removed 2mm from the wastegate preload and got it dialed in at 23 PSI. I may reduce it further to 21. Mario's 43/56 spools fast and continues to flow all the way to redline. Beyond 5k my stock turbo felt like it was falling on its face; the 43/56 eliminated this problem. I'm sending my DME out to go from Manic stage 2 to RPM Power stage 3. Looking to get some laps in at Road Atlanta in early June.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Mario Palza​​ is amazing. His customer service is unreal. He will call, text or email anytime and make himself available to answer questions or provide guidance. I was hesitant to break the seal and do the connecting rod bolts, but Mario was there (via text) to give me the push I needed. If you need tuning, parts or MINI mentorship, MarioKart is your man.




 

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Wish I did those rod bolts. Currently waiting on a built engine with my old engine sitting on a stand and only 3 pistons in it.

Agreed, Mario is great with customer service. By far my favorite dealer in the community for the big ticket items.
 
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Wish I did those rod bolts. Currently waiting on a built engine with my old engine sitting on a stand and only 3 pistons in it.

Agreed, Mario is great with customer service. By far my favorite dealer in the community for the big ticket items.
Man, that is rough. Have you settled on a motor yet? 4mikebruns recently put a built motor in his R55 and he's probably a really good source for lessons learned on that.

Good luck, I'm looking forward to seeing how Alice turns out.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 06:33 AM
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Man, that is rough. Have you settled on a motor yet? 4mikebruns recently put a built motor in his R55 and he's probably a really good source for lessons learned on that.

Good luck, I'm looking forward to seeing how Alice turns out.
I ordered a built short block from Sneed with Supertech pistons and Sneed rods, ARP rod bolts. Should be here next week or the week after. I have everything else either pulled off the old motor or ordered from ECS to put it all back together.
 
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That sounds solid. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
 
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