Just wanted to post some pics of my completed turbo build and also thank everyone for posting some great info. on this site, definitely was a huge help in getting this completed, so thanks everyone
I've been around the car scene for a few years(don't want to put a date on myself)but this was my first attempt with boost, so definitely had to start from scratch on this one. There was alot of headaches with it that involved a blown headgasket, and tearing the block completely down to replace stuck oil control rings, but other than that, I think it went fairly smooth.
The goal was to put a reliable turbo kit together for around $1000 and run about 7-8psi of boost. I can't believe what some companies are charging for turbo kits for these cars, when you can do it yourself for a hell of alot less.
Anyways, I'm glad that I did it, cause the car is an absolute blast to drive!!
Here's a few pics of my ride. It's an 1995 M-Edition with 85k miles.
Here are the main components of my kit:
-Homemade TIG welded manifold using Schedule 10 SS pipe fittings
-2g dsm T-25 turbo
-E-bay FMIC kit
-E-bay 2.5" SS downpipe
-1g dsm BOV
-Olderguy O2 clamp
-MSD ignition timing retard box
-can't remember the name FMU
-VDO boost gauge
Obviously, with a budget build I wasn't planning on making huge HP #'s, but just wanted something more and to make what I think is a pretty slow sports car alittle more fun to drive. Getting waxed by SUV's and sedans just doesn't cut it.
Also, for anyone contemplating doing this to their car, I say go for it. Just do alittle research ahead of time and it can be tough at times but also a great learning experience.