I drove it around like this for a year before getting bored of it and with friends starting to attend more track events i thought only logical thing would be to go down the turbo route and get the car back to glory !
First step was to find a setup, i was looking for something that is stealth in the engine bay due to strict laws in Australia, i found a kit for sale on a local forum for :
Intercooler + piping
For the price i paid for the bolt in kit i was laughing until the time came to actually install it into the car and i started have all sorts of issues with nothing fitting properly, everything had to be custom fitted as the intercooler piping was all incorrect, dump with hitting the gearbox and other bit and pieces missing. While this was in-progress i also had a 3" turbo back exhaust made up from stainless.
Turbo bolted on
With the intention of going to the ever so popular E85 based fuel i purchased a DW200 fuel pump and some 850cc Five0motorsports injectors
Also managed to find a set of 6uls for sale locally 15x9 with 225/45 Toyo R888
This is how the car looks with the current wheels
Din : Racetech oil,water temp, oil pressure
right vent : innovate MTX-L
Left - Turbosmart boost gauge
After having several issues with trying to get my megasquirt to work properly i finally gave up and sold it off and purchased a Haltech PS1000 and haven't looked back, car was then booked into Micks Motrosports for a single map E85 tune.
Car managed to make 217 hp @ 12 psi.
I have been told dyno reads lower than normal but none the less i was externally happy and when i first took it for a drive i was amazed at how much pull it actually had, highly recommend e85 you cannot look past that mid range torque increase.
Yep not BB, the megasquirt just didnt want to run without fuel setting that were WAY out by factors of 5-10, I had a spare hour the day I was up that way with the white na6 at the drags, I could barely get it to move under its own power, no idea what the issue was.
I'm a bit puzzled at the dyno plot.
1) why start the pull so late
2) spool still seems kinda slow for a 2554. is this an ebay unit?
I believe 1 and 2 are related. I know on my wrx with the tiny turbo that the difference between starting at 2k rpm and 2.5k rpm was like 10ftlbs at the 3krpm peak torque, because the turbo just hadn't finished spooling yet.
*Wait, wait wait. Australian, turbo'ed, couldnt make MS work so went haltech. You arent the guy from that there Utube series?
Car is all back together with new turbo with inconel studs and s15 retainers + intake setup custom box and shield. full brake upgrade and new turbosmart bov, hoping to get the car in for a tune in the coming weeks.
The 28r i purchased ended up being blown so i had to settle for a china 2870 that my mechanic had so only time will tell how it goes on the dyno.