Resurrecting my old thread because making a new one would be pointless.
I've been racking my brain the past couple of days trying to think of options now that I destroyed another turbo. I have the poors so I'm limited to used and china stuff. I've been scouring the dyno section as well. I've come to the conclusion that a GT2871r would suit me well but both of my manifolds are T3 flanged so I'm limited there as well.
Setup and goals:
Log manifold, 2.5" straight through exhaust, and ms2.
I do have a tubular manifold that needs finished and 3" exhaust to be made so that'll be in the future.
Uses of the car are primarily highway commuting. Well I use it for everything but I'm on the highway a lot. It will never be raced or autocrossed other then maybe for fun
I have vvt's but I'm not controlling it. That plus bad boost control is costing me a bunch of power. So short question. Do I buy another ebay turbo that I had before, then vvt's so I can make real powers? I had this turbo T3 INTERNAL WASTEGATE TURBO CHARGER .48ar
I don't mind my powerband but I feel like it's bad for the size of the turbo. I'm not entirely sure if it's because of it being ebay (saw dyno's etc of ebays always being outperformed by genuine turbo's) bad boost control, or vvt's, or all of them combined.
So I was looking at craigslist and saw a of turbonetic's T3/T4 57 trim turbo's. When I talked to the owner he said it was on a crx before and made 300whp at 13psi. So I'd be running like 8psi which wouldn't even get me into a good efficiency range
Basically is a bigger turbo worth it? Or would you prefer a smaller turbo but more boost? In my mind I wouldn't mind a bigger turbo but I feel at the low power level I'll be running that it might be a little pointless.
Hopefully this makes a little bit of sense.