even the expensive one is still using a china-made craptastic turbo so you'd need to switch that out. the hp numbers it claims to be capably of are extremely optomistic. also i wouldn't trust the wastegate. Going with a kit is not a bad idea though, i just woulnd't spend that much money on it. i might consider going with a kit like this, and then switching out the turbo and wg.
contrary to you guys beliefs but i've ran the same ebay turbo for 4 years consistently, the car is daily driven and the turbo is pushing out 20psi of boost
the intercooler and charge pipe setup is also decent which i've also ran for 4 years consistently
here's what to do, buy the kit, keep the turbo and FMIC setup and sell or scrap the rest cause it's useless garbage
b18b have made upwards of 300whp with little modifications, in fact my friend had a b18b turbo in his ek hatch, bone stock engine with a custom one-off complete turbo setup using a 17c turbo from a cyclone and made 266 whp, the car was ridiculous in power and spool time was incredible with that turbo and to top it off the effiency of that turbo made it sound like the car had a major boost leak cause of the loud spooling sound and the car had full exhaust on it
2000 EJ8 eagle/75.5 vitara d16y8 built by me, fab and tuning by Omenspeedworks
7-22-10...254whp/210tq at 19.3psi on a mustang dyno
well i just wanna boost a stock b18 to like 8-12 psi for daily and maybe like 15-18 when out and about having fun on the weekends =] anyone know a good site where i can get a decent setup for under 2k?
the 1st one or if u get the 2nd one change the turbo manifold i've had i similar one on my dc2 with a tial wastegate that cost $260 and the manifold with downpipe cost $120, and the manifolf not only crack but the flange for the wastegate completly separated only the vacuum hose save the wg.
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