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Old 03-22-2016, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hey, guys. Noob here.

Decided to get into the turbo game. This is for my daily driver, and I need it to be perfectly reliable, so my friend who owns a GT500 Mustang told me I should keep the power under 500 HP. So that's my goal. I'm an expert at things, and have a Ph.D. in car stuff, so I've decided to DIY this.



I picked up this turbo at a yard sale last week:



Don't know much about it, but the guy said it should be adequate for my power goals, and I only paid $30 for it, so even if it's not the most optimum choice, I'm gonna go ahead and base the whole build around it.

Do I need to upgrade anything else on the car? Probably the fuel pump and the struts, I'm sure, but the stock injectors should be ok so long as I block off the return line.
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That is definitely a disco potato. easily 600hp on nitrometh

you need e-cool, otherwise all set. make sure to drift the car, like these cars were intended to be
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The turbo is all you need, it should bolt right up. If I was you I would just swap it though, 500hp is pretty weak. My friend said a 2jz will make 1000hp easy and its an easy swap. I'm going to do mine next week when I get paid.
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Dude, bro... dude.

Can't even.

whellcum to teh forumz.

Be sure to check out all the maaad youtube vids on how to trub0 that beast, your buddy is 180%.

Do you has a cat?
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:11 PM   #5
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That turbo might make your goals, vut it is the lamesauce version. You should ship it off to get upgraded and coated. Spool will be way better and you will be able to make 10000000hp at the rear wheels after that.

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/\ that one definitely has the billet upgrade
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:05 PM   #8
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That's not a turbo, it's an asteroid.

Root vegetable or space rock?

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I now want to put a 2860RS in my car just so I can get that sticker.
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I needs that stickar
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Believe me, if the disco potato was not such an oddly sized turbo to use on a miata I would have one. Way back when I was trying to pick out a turbo for my Absurdflow setup I kept going back and forth between my 2871 and the 2860. At the end of the day the 2871 spools just as well and had a better top end so I went with it.
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You know, the funny thing is that I'd forgotten about the disco potato when I made this post. The potato was supposed to represent, well, just a potato. As in, every worn-out, beat to ****, mismatched, or otherwise utterly useless random turbo out there, like the one from a Dodge somethingorother whose turbine housing is part of the exhaust manifold.

It wasn't meant to actually be relevant to something useful.
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I'm really sorry to have turned it into a useful thread
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Fwiw, owning a potato makes me REALLY want a 2560 on this setup no spoolz

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I know it's not an Idaho brand potato, but my Precision potato has satisfied my hunger pretty well since I have owned it. Blaen99 has already fed a whole family of irish immigrants with his, and once I finish adding more chairs and placemats I will be doing the same this summer.
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Sandy was a jogger the way some people are Catholics. He trotted up Cardiac Hill and told the police of his discovery. Here was a way to avoid a phone trace—the next time the hacker appeared, we'd just duck over to the library and grab the bastard. We didn't even need a court order.

Sandy returned from the police station, still sweating. He caught me practicing a yo-yo trick.

"Cut the clowning, Cliff. The police are all set to run over to the campus and arrest whoever's using those terminals."

Being more accustomed to parking tickets and medical emergencies, the LBL police don't understand computers and are pretty wary of telephone traces. But they had no problem with busting someone breaking into a computer.

"Hadn't we better make sure that it's the hacker, first?" I had visions of some undercover cops staking out a terminal and dragging a librarian into the paddy wagon for checking the Dow Jones industrials.

"It's easy. Call me the next time the hacker shows up. I'll drive down to the library with the police, and we'll see what's on the screen. If it's data from LBL, then we'll leave it to the police."

"Are they gonna stake out the terminal? You know, like in 'Dragnet'? With one-way mirrors and binoculars?"

"Huh? Be serious, Cliff." Sandy jogged away. I guess scientists are graded in seriousness. It reminded me of when I'd filed a student health report, listing under complaints, "Potato Famine." The doctor called me aside and lectured me, "Son, we take health seriously around here."
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This combination worked ok for a buddy of mine:

2 lbs of potatoes, peeled and diced
7 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 cup of mayonnaise – (I’m a
 Hellman’s Hellman’s
girl myself)
1 tsp yellow mustard
4 TBSP of
sweet pickle relish sweet pickle relish
Salt and pepper to taste
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billet wheels:


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I don't know if it's a thing, but I saw a gtx2860 being referred to as a "hot potato" one time, seemed funny.
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