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Old 09-23-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default What other cars respond well to turbo?

Looking for another car that's larger than the miata, yet also responds well to turbo. Needs to be reliable and affordable too. Used < ~$10k

Any suggestions? How about Bmw 3 series?

I never liked the idea of a turbo FF either, so scratch those.

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any non-tubo car
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unless you want this thread to majorly fail, you need to be more specific....hmm, lets see "non turbo non fwd reliable" wow way to be specific......hey, a ferrari is non turbo, rwd.....etc etc etc
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Ok added a price limit too.
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240...or does it need to be 4 dr?
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1974 Chevrolet Caprice. Larger than a Miata, RWD, <$10k, reasonably reliable.

As long as you get the smallblock, there's plenty of room down there to fabricate a set of turbo manifolds.

Ditch the carburetor and install a Megasquirt. Use the intake manifold and TB from an L98.
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Volvo.
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240...or does it need to be 4 dr?
+1 lol thats bigger than a miata. Or a 90's ish subie
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+1 lol thats bigger than a miata. Or a 90's ish subie
It does fit all of his guidelines does it not? Well, they're reliable if they're done right that is.
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all subaru's. most mistubishi's. any mazda. couple nissans and toyota's lol
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Do a Saturn... No seriously. That would be funny.


(^^owns a Saturn^^)
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I'd say you could go with an escort, same bp(pretty much). But I'm suprised nobody has said Honda.

Even the cheap single cam motors take boost well and its cheap to do. I know some motors aren't very boost friendly (H22), but I'm pretty sure they are easily boosted.
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noone said honda because he said no fwd

if you would consider a subaru (Ill probably get flamed for this), a buddy of mine owns a 98 impreza 2 door, went to a junkyard, got a rolled 04 wrx, and swapped everything that he could over (primarily engine/tranny/brakes/dash/etc).....the car is bone stock (aside from being swapped obviously) ran low 13's, is super fun (way lighter than wrx) and it cost him 10,600 (600 bux over your budged boo hoo)...
now he threw on turbo back exhaust and tuned it and runs high 12's (for 600 more)....
just a suggestion
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Actually, I second the Volvo. or you could ponder on my screen name.
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am I the only one that finds them "omgwtfsoccermomugly"?
or am I just thinking of the wrong ones?
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am I the only one that finds them "omgwtfsoccermomugly"?
or am I just thinking of the wrong ones?
thats the point. That car with 350 whp would be sleeper as hell.
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but then again, isnt it fail wheel drive?
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but then again, isnt it fail wheel drive?
This would be perfect


http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/garage/6570/





Or just turbo an older audi, they look similar =)

http://videos.streetfire.net/video/G...-the_75149.htm
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So I haven't heard any mention about BWMs E36. Do they turbo poorly?

Although it's out of the price range, how about Porsche Boxsters?
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