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Old 05-29-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Heading to the junkyards pretty soon looking for a turbo to start my build on my 99. Anyone use a turbo from a junkyard on the diy kits? What cars should i be looking for thats easy to mate with HKS or BEGi mani? (besides DSM.. wanting to stick with T25,28, etc...)

Any other parts to watch out for?
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Heading to the junkyards pretty soon looking for a turbo to start my build on my 99. Anyone use a turbo from a junkyard on the diy kits? What cars should i be looking for thats easy to mate with HKS or BEGi mani? (besides DSM.. wanting to stick with T25,28, etc...)

Any other parts to watch out for?
Make an adapter for a T3 flange. Score a T3 from a Ford T-Bird turbo supercoupe or a turbo from an SVO mustang... other donors... T Type Regal, Volvo's and Saabs.

Good luck finding turbos.

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Old 05-30-2007, 09:07 AM   #3
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I take the DSM statement back...GS-T's and GSX's come with T25's correct? I hope this is the case because at my local junkyards, there are TONS of first gen dsm's
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some years came with 14b, some with t25. I forget which. There's a possibility that the auto's come with a bigger trim with the 5spds but im not sure if thats accurate or not.
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Google is your friend: "junkyard turbo list"

I think these are all the same list...
http://lowboost.net/
http://hondaswap.com/forced-inductio...bo-list-48045/
http://www.junkyardturbos.com/forum/...opic.php?p=138
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Google is your friend: "junkyard turbo list"

I think these are all the same list...
http://lowboost.net/
http://hondaswap.com/forced-inductio...bo-list-48045/
http://www.junkyardturbos.com/forum/...opic.php?p=138

Found a website that sells used turbos with a 30 day warranty, most under $300, so i can't pass this up.

I'm gonna go with a T3 but not sure what trim is best. Id like quick spoolup, 200whp with ability to upgrade. Suggestions?

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With a T3 yoiu might try either .60/.48 or a .42/.48
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I got my Saab T3 junkyard turbo from Zebraracer here in the forum. $110 shipped, spins freely, no free play. Check his thread in the 4sale section he offers to go get them for ya.
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some years came with 14b, some with t25. I forget which. There's a possibility that the auto's come with a bigger trim with the 5spds but im not sure if thats accurate or not.
First gens came with a 14b (manual ) better one , auto came with 13b(crap) i believe , 2nd gens all have a t25 no matter what trim level. Alot of people up grade so you may find a 16g it should say tdo5h(it will look like a 14b) 5 in the the only difference , on the compressor side in there (which is the best of all of them ) but either way brand new is pretty cheap 16g $675 for a 7cm exhaust housing and internal wastegate @machv.com
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First gens came with a 14b (manual ) better one , auto came with 13b(crap) i believe , 2nd gens all have a t25 no matter what trim level. Alot of people up grade so you may find a 16g it should say tdo5h(it will look like a 14b) 5 in the the only difference , on the compressor side in there (which is the best of all of them ) but either way brand new is pretty cheap 16g $675 for a 7cm exhaust housing and internal wastegate @machv.com
Yup, you got the DSM turbo's correct for the models.

I had a friend that had a DSM T25 on his Mirage. Always had problems keeping the boost down. You need to work over the wastegate area pretty good to run lower boost on the DSM T25's.
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