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Hey guys I have just had price given to me for a new turbo and power fc for $3,500

what do ppl think of this price the turbo is a gt 35/40 garret. The guys also said there is a much better computer to use now. So all in all what do ppl think.

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if that is all brand new that is pretty frickin good isnt it ??? i dont know much about prices on turbos other than i thought something like what you have said would be more like $4,000 - $4,500

but i am a n00b so i will wait for nik or richard to post

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just the normal mods, fmic exaust shit like that. No forges just yet though i would run low boost for a while. Thats not installed or tuned no way would that be install price. I wish. do you think this is to big

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The GT3540 is a very nice turbo, and quite a good price. The problem I have read about is they only come with a 1.06 exhaust housing which is way too big for an RB25DET (more suitable for a rotary and RB30 and XR6T (the XR6T is a 3540 but with a smaller comp cover, .50 instead of .70 like you buy from Garrett).

You can get the turbo modified to a .82 exhaust housing which is alot more friendly and should start to make decent boost around 3500rpm. Do not go for any of the .6x sized exhaust housings as these are too violent coming onto boost and you will just wheelspin everywhere.

A guy off these forums fitted one on his RB25DET by the name of NisJet, it made 210rwkw on 12psi. His car has 3 inch exhaust, intercooler, power fc, fuel pump.

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Do a search for GT3540 and you will see a few people that have run them. Most that keep the large 1.06 housing have forged internals and need to rev the car to 8000rpm to make good power out of it. Also does that price include a new manifold? I think it was Roy on these forums a while ago wrote you need spacer plates to put it on the stock manifold or else the comp cover will hit, and it generates heat spots and warps the stock manifold.

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The big turbos you need to crank some decent boost through for them to make good numbers. There is another guy running RB25 with forged internals and 510hp, I dare say on 9psi its nowhere near its "efficiency range".

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I would always stick to the big jap brands - Zoom or HPI did a review of a range of A/M turbos a while ago, and it was proven that the JAP brands kick asre over the 'copy' series that you can get.

Makes sense to get something that has been specifically developed for your application, you can get some real bargains second hand. Try http://www.tuneagent.com/index.aspx and http://www.upimports.com.au/UPI_Parts/ as for starters.

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