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Post by 1987merkur » Tue May 27, 2008 4:07 pm

i plan on upgrading my turbo im confused on what size i should get. anyone have a recomendation? im trying to get mid 13's out of my merkur. u have a intrcooler for it already 2 1/2 exhaust i ran still working on down pipe but i dont want to make it til i get the new turbo.anyone have any suggestions? please help.

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Post by Tumbler » Tue May 27, 2008 4:18 pm

Contact my good turbo friend http://www.yellowbot.com/turbo-concepts ... ey-mi.html
Its this crazy old guy who works out of his pole barn and does fantastic work and sell the best bang for the buck turbo's you can find (sans Ebay of course) 8)
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Re: turbo?

Post by anglin » Tue May 27, 2008 4:26 pm

1987merkur wrote:i plan on upgrading my turbo im confused on what size i should get... im trying to get mid 13's out of my merkur.
Generally people who are looking for solid power choose something like a T3/T4 hybrid usually called the T04E. Since you appear to have a goal of a quarter mile time, choosing a a T04E with the .63 exhaust side will give you more top end power. Somebody may recommend a Holset turbo to you.
1987merkur wrote:u have a intrcooler for it already 2 1/2 exhaust i ran still working on down pipe but i dont want to make it til i get the new turbo.anyone have any suggestions?
While you can probably get into the 13s with 2-1/2 inch exhaust, it may not be ideal. Guys with less lofty goals often run 3" exhaust. I've got 3 inch exhaust on my 14 second car. My suggestion is to head over to turboford.org and read the forum there. I would encourage you to do a lot of reading. Putting a 2.3 turbo into the 13s has happened many time and there's a lot of informaton out there. Additionally, punctuation and capitalization will make your posts a little easier to understand so we can help you better.

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Post by Frag » Tue May 27, 2008 6:14 pm

Seems you could get 13's on the stock turbo. Spend your money elsewhere.
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Post by 1987merkur » Tue May 27, 2008 7:07 pm

i have a GN intercooler im putting on with hard piping. Boost controler from RJC.K&N cone filter. What is a cheap tuning softwear for the xr4ti??? I am new to this vehicle so, you could ask me about a honda b-series and i cold tell you almost anything you want lol...

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Post by mikerobison » Wed May 28, 2008 2:45 am

I find a nice set of harbor freight metric sockets and end wrenches excellent tuning Hardware.

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Post by onebad7up » Wed May 28, 2008 7:31 am

I have an excellent condition TO4E if you are seriously looking for one.

If you are on a budget but would like to have a wide range of tuning capabilities, Megasquirt is a good choice. It took a while for me to get everything right but now I love it.

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Post by xrattiracer » Wed May 28, 2008 10:11 am

yep, 13s on the stocker is dead easy, and you should never run a turbo thats larger than what you need as it introduces unneccesary lag.
hell, i ran 12s on the stock turbo.
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Post by onebad7up » Wed May 28, 2008 6:07 pm

xrattiracer wrote:yep, 13s on the stocker is dead easy, and you should never run a turbo thats larger than what you need as it introduces unneccesary lag.
hell, i ran 12s on the stock turbo.
How did you manage that when you are running 12.8's with a Holset?

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Post by xrattiracer » Thu May 29, 2008 9:51 am

the 12.8 times are from before i put the holset on actually. other limitations (fuel system primarily) have prevented me from doing any better with the holset, plus having not even been to the track in a couple years now.
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Post by 1987merkur » Thu May 29, 2008 5:23 pm

if you tdon't mind how much boost and what was the mods??? jw you don't have to tell was wanting to see how far i am away from anything close to that.

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Post by xrattiracer » Fri May 30, 2008 1:20 am

most of the standard stuff, and running about 25 psi.
3" exhaust
custom 2 core tbird fmic
ported E6 (dont think it made much difference tho)
adj cam timing (custom ground stock cam blank at 6 or 8 deg retard, cant remember)
T5 swap
gutted upper intake
the kicker for me was dumping the stock ecu; i never made it close to 12s until i got rid of it. keep in mind this was my first experience with the dodge ecu i swapped to, and it was not yet running a custom program.

Whats more interesting is what was stock:
head (other than cam and springs). thats right, unported.
block (hadnt been touched).
entire fuel system, pump to injectors.
turbo (.63).
full interior, including stereo with subwoofer.
might have still been running the stock pegleg diff, cant remember.
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Post by Rotisserie » Fri May 30, 2008 1:57 am

you could just add nitrous to your tune...

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Post by xrattiracer » Fri May 30, 2008 9:57 am

...and spend stupid amounts of money refilling the bottle all the time, not to mention not being able to use it anywhere but the track. no thanks.
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Post by 1987merkur » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:24 pm

holy $#!*, i am getting ready to gut the upper intake and port it, putting the intercooler on but i am lost on what ecu to upgrade to because i am running a automatic tranny.

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