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Old 08-24-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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So I was looking at a Ford T-bird T3 turbo.

Looks like there are 2 different ones (I might have the # reversed):

T3 .48/.60
T3 .63/.60

1) How much of a difference is there b/t the two?

2) Which is the one Brain runs?

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the only difference in what you posted is the a/r of the turbine housing. Zero information on trim sizes.
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My mistake. I don't know the trim.

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measure the size of that inducer.
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This is a turbo I was interested in purchasing, so I don't have it in front of me.
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Can someone who is familiar with this turbo (.60/.48) approximate:

1) How much power this is good for?
2) When will I see boost on a 1.6 w/ 2.5" exhaust?
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do some research, you know what it came off of...

.60/.48 tells me two things only: it has a .60 A/r compressor housing and it has a .48 A/R turbine housing.

The turbine, since a factory unit, is more than likely the standard Stage-I wheel, so with teh .48 A/R housing it's a good size for a 1.6L; what I use.

As far as the compressor wheel is concerned, I have no clue what size it could be without doing the research for you. I'm sure I could type in google "Ford T-bird T3 turbo" find out everything you want to know and then copy in paste it over here, but instead I decided to use that time to write this reply instead.

My guess is going to be a 60 trim wheel capable of around 250-300rwhp or so.
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Just buy it, install it, and let us know. I would think with the numbers you provided the .48 hotside would spool faster but like previously stated the size and type of wheel is what will really tell the tale.
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Compressor *looks* like a 60 trim as the small ones didn't usually use the ford .60 housing.

A .48 stage I turbine is a good turbine for 250whp and below. It won't really do much more than that unless you get a better blade in that housing. Great inexpensive street turbo IMHO.
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So what is the going price on one of these if it needs a rebuild?
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