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Old 09-06-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default Need info on .64 vs .86 housing with GT2860

I searched and did not find anything conclusive. Anyone with experience using both please let me know your thoughts.

I have a twin turbo 3.6 running GT2860's with .64 AR's. I am thinking of swapping out the housings for .86's to gain a bit more top end. Since Miata's are 1.8 with single turbos I though the results would apply on my application.
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yes. Spools later more top end. It' generally accepted that after the 2560r you jump to the 2871 .86.

the spool to power trade off at this point isn't significant enough to warrant not stepping up. .64 is usually a 2560 or a potato. After that it's .86 time unless you efr.

If you want data on it savington has some .86 dyno info but .64 2860s are not common at all around here.
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I have noticed that with a free flowing exhaust and the free flowing .86 Tial V-band turbine housing, I get boost creep to around 3 psi higher than the wastegate spring pressure. This is on a BEGi S6 with 38mm external wastegate. Pretty sure that with a more restrictive .64 exhaust housing I would not be having the creep issues.

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yes. Spools later more top end. It' generally accepted that after the 2560r you jump to the 2871 .86.

the spool to power trade off at this point isn't significant enough to warrant not stepping up. .64 is usually a 2560 or a potato. After that it's .86 time unless you efr.

If you want data on it savington has some .86 dyno info but .64 2860s are not common at all around here.
Your post is spot on. Props.
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Your post is spot on. Props.
Unless you listen to Stephanie over at BEGi...

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I have noticed that with a free flowing exhaust and the free flowing .86 Tial V-band turbine housing, I get boost creep to around 3 psi higher than the wastegate spring pressure. This is on a BEGi S6 with 38mm external wastegate. Pretty sure that with a more restrictive .64 exhaust housing I would not be having the creep issues.

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I don't know if begi changed their sg down pipe or not but I had to add a t25 flange to mine to allow the wastegate arm to open all the way. When it would swing open it would hit and partially plug up the wastegate gas exit.

Once I put the spacer in I could fully swing the gate open without it hitting anything. Creep went away.

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yes. Spools later more top end. It' generally accepted that after the 2560r you jump to the 2871 .86.

the spool to power trade off at this point isn't significant enough to warrant not stepping up. .64 is usually a 2560 or a potato. After that it's .86 time unless you efr.

If you want data on it savington has some .86 dyno info but .64 2860s are not common at all around here.
It's a low boost high compression motor so the 2860 is a better match than the 2871. In the low compression/high boost motors we ran the Tial 2868 (think GTX2867). It spooled faster than a 2860 and was perfect for higher boost applications. I agree a 2560 to 2860 is not a worth while upgrade.

So you think all of the 2860 dynos I find on MT are the .86? That helps.

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what car is this going on?
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I haz 2860 but I've yet to install it. I've often read that the 2560 or the 2871 are the best choices, but I got my 2860 for a great deal and figured "good enough for me" coming from a journal bearing t25.

I assure you, one day I'll find out.

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I have noticed that with a free flowing exhaust and the free flowing .86 Tial V-band turbine housing, I get boost creep to around 3 psi higher than the wastegate spring pressure. This is on a BEGi S6 with 38mm external wastegate. Pretty sure that with a more restrictive .64 exhaust housing I would not be having the creep issues.

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I don't know if begi changed their sg down pipe or not but I had to add a t25 flange to mine to allow the wastegate arm to open all the way. When it would swing open it would hit and partially plug up the wastegate gas exit.

Once I put the spacer in I could fully swing the gate open without it hitting anything. Creep went away.
Just a little emphasis

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Your setup creeps due to the manifold and ewg tube design.
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Your setup creeps due to the manifold and ewg tube design.
The EWG tube dumping just after the turbine outlet is not in any way ideal, but I think the free flowing Tial .86 housing and 3" exhaust (2.75" down pipe) are contributing factors. What is it about the manifold that would encourage boost creep?

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I just found this. My power goals are 500whp at 14-15psi. Does the swap from .64 to .86 still make sense? Will the spool be 300+rpms slower?

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It's the turbine. You can't flow anything past ~275-280whp through a .64 T25 turbine housing. Look at BEGi's early attempts with the .64a/r 2860RS on the S4 (?) manifold - the power numbers were pathetic.

I'd never recommend a .64 2860RS to anyone. Hell, I don't even recommend the .86 2860RS - the 2871R's compressor is so much more versatile and the response difference is negligible.

2560R for <250whp or stock motor
2871R for >250whp or built motor
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Sorry Keith my reading was fail on the ewg.

k24: Majority of 2860s are .64 on this site. I don't think that turbo will flow enough for your goals Especially at 14-15psi. The turbo tops out somewhere around ~350hp. It's big brotha the 2871 is somewhere around ~400
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he's got two of them. on a 3.6L engine.

I'm guessing porsche?
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man my reading comprehension was total fail I missed the twin part too.

Well that is my limited knowledge based on reading and some real life experience.

I've never used them in twin fashion either but between a couple of my friends and their 240s & my audi. Most of the audi guys switch from twins to a single 2871.
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Now that you got me thinking about it. People upgrade to k04's all the time on audis 2.7t and get somewhere around ~480 (the k04 isn't far off from the 2860 but way crappier curve). Where are you at right now with your .64 housing? Couldn't you just upgrade to a gtx housing? That's a 10% gain supposedly over the gt version...

ANyway just thinking out loud.
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