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Old 06-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Turbo Turbine housing selection\decision?

So I've been going over turbos that could possibily net me my goal of 400whp and I found borg warners s256 turbo compressor map to come up to my liking.

http://www.sandrperformance.com/Borg...ger_p_159.html

now I'm not sure as to the turbine housing I should go for when it comes time to buy the bullet

What would yall recommend from the list of turbine housing options?
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id say go for the smaller .55 and see if you can get there with that....hopefully you will and you'll get more area under the curve, especially since you have a 1.6 it looks like
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Well I could go with the 5 bolt SVO setup and use my current exhaust downpipe and manifold but I was thinking it would hurt me overall, compressor to big compared to smaller turbine. I have to do more research
the .55 AR would be bigger than my current t3 .48 ar so might push the downpipe further back if its lenght is longer.
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That turbo seems way, way too big for 400whp. That's like a 500+whp turbo from where I'm sitting.
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That turbo seems way, way too big for 400whp. That's like a 500+whp turbo from where I'm sitting.
It is. My friend with a 1.8t Gti just bought that turbo for his 500~+whp build.

Way overkill for a goal of 400whp.
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I was also looking for a turbo that has some room as well and still be efficent.
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Nice ideas in general, but in practice all it does is delay spool and response. If you want 400whp, size the turbo for 400whp. Buying a 500+whp turbo for a 400whp goal is a great way to be disappointed with the low-end response.

If you're looking for 400whp turbos in the low $1k range, I would go with a GT3071R and use the .63 A/R T3 housing.

I hope you're building a 1.8/1.9 for this, too - I don't think a 400whp-capable turbo is a lot of fun on a 1.6 motor.
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Its a little on the big side, looks like it probably would max out around 550hp.
I dont think its ridiculously big though, you may find yourself wanting to make some more power eventually, and with a small A/R turbine housing I dont think spool would be bad.
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Nice ideas in general, but in practice all it does is delay spool and response. If you want 400whp, size the turbo for 400whp. Buying a 500+whp turbo for a 400whp goal is a great way to be disappointed with the low-end response.

If you're looking for 400whp turbos in the low $1k range, I would go with a GT3071R and use the .63 A/R T3 housing.

I hope you're building a 1.8/1.9 for this, too - I don't think a 400whp-capable turbo is a lot of fun on a 1.6 motor.
I do appericate the help, but going over the GT30 maps I didn't see them lineing up nicely, now my data could be off that I used and its just a turbo calc so whos know what will happen in real world, but from what I've seen with the t3 60 I have now, it aligns up close to what power I made at what boost pressure, only thing I don't know is airflow, if I had a maf hooked up I could tell then.
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