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Old 09-22-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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I just bought this turbo for $200. It's got a decent amount of lateral shaft play but does not touch the housing. There is no in/out shaft play. The guy told me that it was a 57 trim turbonetics. That's about the extent of my knowledge. Supposedly he made 320whp on 9psi on his integra gsr.


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Easily identified as a real turbonetics due to ability to attract *****.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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Easily identified as a real turbonetics due to ability to attract *****.
You know, i thought there was a recent influx of ladies around my apartment. That must be it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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It think it's thirsty.
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I just bought this turbo for $200. It's got a decent amount of lateral shaft play but does not touch the housing. There is no in/out shaft play. The guy told me that it was a 57 trim turbonetics. That's about the extent of my knowledge. Supposedly he made 320whp on 9psi on his integra gsr.

So lemme get this straight. You went out and bought a turbo, THEN came to the forum to ask what it is? Who just buys parts and then tries to figure out what they are? (except for urbansoot of course).
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So lemme get this straight. You went out and bought a turbo, THEN came to the forum to ask what it is? Who just buys parts and then tries to figure out what they are? (except for urbansoot of course).
Well, I know that it's a turbonetics unit. It was a good deal, and I'm sure it will make good power. I was just wondering exactly what it is. If i don't find out, it's still going on my car.
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Any concern with the dings on the leading edge of the compressor blades?
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:42 PM   #8
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Remove housings. Measure wheels. Then you'll know what spec it is.
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Generically you can probably call that a T3/T4.

The 57 trim suggests it's a T04E compressor and the wheel probably has a ~75mm major diameter and ~56mm inducer. Coke can diameter looks about right.
Looks like a T3 turbine by the .63 A/R. 57 trim T3/T04Es commonly came with stage III turbine wheels. Only way to know for sure is to measure.

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That's my guess anyway. If it is that, it's pretty damn big for a Miata, bigger than most guys here are running anyway.
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he has big asperations GJ wes lets see this puppy at work.
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Looks like a 57trim to me as someone else said. Wes, you cant go cheap and expect it to make power. turbonetics turbos are the suck.
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Looks like a 57trim to me as someone else said. Wes, you cant go cheap and expect it to make power. turbonetics turbos are the suck.
Very constructive comment, Andy.

What do you want to bet that it will make more power than my gt2860? Also, with this turbo, I can get everything set up for t3 with external wastegate. That way, later on down the road IF I need to get a different turbo, I will already have what I need, and can bolt another turbo in with little hassle. Dyno's are coming soon for the 2860. A little more tweaking and it will be dyno time.
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hey send me a invite when you plan to get it done man im eager to see what she puts down. Just try to give me alil notice if its through the week so i can make sure im available.
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Looks like a 57trim to me as someone else said. Wes, you cant go cheap and expect it to make power. turbonetics turbos are the suck.

okay tuff guy, I'll know to take everything you say from now on with a grain of salt.
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okay tuff guy, I'll know to take everything you say from now on with a grain of salt.
I'm glad someone knows what's up.
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hey send me a invite when you plan to get it done man im eager to see what she puts down. Just try to give me alil notice if its through the week so i can make sure im available.
For when i go to the dyno?
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well yeah wes i wants to be in on this you go to the one in new albany or what?
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well yeah wes i wants to be in on this you go to the one in new albany or what?
I dont know, probably autolabs or something.
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Looks like a 57trim to me as someone else said. Wes, you cant go cheap and expect it to make power. turbonetics turbos are the suck.
... WHAT!?
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wes, pull the compressor housing off and measure the compressor wheel.

Also, needs more measuring of the turbine to determine if it's not a stage I or stage XVI. I'm assuming the common Stage III just by looking at it, 10 fins vs the common 11 Stage I turbine.

You'll dealing with basically what the seller said a 57 trim t3/t4.

I expect to see 400rwhp from you now.
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