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Old 03-08-2007, 12:40 AM   #1
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what is everyone's opinion on remote turbos. They remind me of those "electric superchargers" but they seem to work fairly well (not great, but not terrible either).
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are you talking about the STS systems? On v8's they seem to work well. I'm leery of the oil lines and having the turbos more susceptible to environmental damage (think road salt), but if you have a super crowded engine bay, hey, it's a solution.
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There was a big talk about this on .net i think. They would be good for a vehicle that didnt' have the engine bay space, but otherwise I don't see the benefits or reason for doing it.
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My LT1 camaro has nor room under the hood at all. Just an example of when the sts remote mount system works really well. On a miata with the room that is avaible, I would just mont under the hood.
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if I had a cheap beater miata and nothing else to do... I'd do it in a heartbeat, just to say I've done it.

Hell it can't be that bad at all, people WAY over-exaggerate what they don't already know about these setups.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:47 AM   #6
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It would be cool I suppose. Could make for a super clean engine bay, I like the look of the big snail under my hood.
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It would make a killer sleeper, but I just couldn't live with the turbo being under the car. I bottom out alot..
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it works on v8's, but I believe people bitch about 500rpm-later spool in hondas.
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The V-8 setups are sick. And it's a great idea if they wouldn't fit otherwise. Wonder what the spool sounds like?
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that one guy kurt rohmer is doing one i think
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:43 AM   #11
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it would work, but it's easier to build a normal system. besides who really want to have the oil lines so low and have to use a scavenger pump for the return.
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not me that is my main reason for not doing it.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:29 PM   #13
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the heat retention in the turbo manifold/exhaust would have to be amazing to spool any decent size turbo i would think after seeing a few they deffinetly do work but i still wonder exactly how. they seem like every single thing you try to keep from when designing a turbo setup they have done. i understand trying to stay out the bay but damn.
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I'm with him^. Spool would SUCK. All that volume...
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I actually started a discussion on m.net about this a while back....lol pretty intreasting responses from the m folk , seems like just a waste of time and effort from a performance standard on a miata.
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They seem like such a compromised version of a turbo that I'd rather just go with nitrous, if I had a V8 car with limited space.
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I think there stupid.
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I think they're smart.
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I think they are made of magic.

well actually I think they work so well on v8's because of the volume of air they can move through the exhaust. small i4 seems a little weezy for that much air to move, but I guess kurt will be the proof. either its very similar to a standard install/better, or its not and worse
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I'm with him^. Spool would SUCK. All that volume...


all that volume huh? yeah there wouldn't really be any more piping than with traditional IC routing. And honestly, there isn't that much volume when you consider how fast the turbo is pumping and how much the engine can flow/consume

Its way over exaggerated.
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