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Old 07-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #16
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Sooo i was wondering if i should invest in an expensive turbo kit, 3-4k or should i grab a cheap 1200 ebay turbo kit with mostly everything i need, it comes with a turbonetics turbo t3/t4 hybrid i believe, but everything else is kinda no name? I dont mind having to replace things as the break buuut in the end do u think it will cost more money? Also there is the option of slowly waiting for certain parts to come up, new or used and piece it all together
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #17
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Better off spending the little extra. Don't spend anymore then 2grand though.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #18
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2k eh? for a complete kit.... from turbo to gauges? the ebay turbo kit has everything!! and i can upgrade diffrent things like manifold or what not.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:53 AM   #19
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Well Cheap turbos can go either way. Blow up or last a long time.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #20
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I think im gunna start off wit a cheap turbo and upgrade later
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:31 AM   #21
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Head studs, go with ARP:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-36...2-us-spec.aspx

You can replace one bolt at a time so you don't even have to remove the head. The m21 turbo diesel manifold won't fit the M50 head, and the turbo that it came with is way too small for your use anyway.

This might fit your head, but who knows if it will fit in your car:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/OBX-Turbo-Man...ht_2031wt_1094

You could always just get it, and get it modified to fit. The flange will bolt up to the exhaust side I'm sure (but you should verify) so at most you'd need to get the pipes moved around to make it fit in the E34. (Though I think you have more room than the E36.)

What are you going to use for fuel? Get Barrie to tune a chip for you?
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:10 AM   #22
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Sooo i was wondering if i should invest in an expensive turbo kit, 3-4k or should i grab a cheap 1200 ebay turbo kit with mostly everything i need, it comes with a turbonetics turbo t3/t4 hybrid i believe, but everything else is kinda no name? I dont mind having to replace things as the break buuut in the end do u think it will cost more money? Also there is the option of slowly waiting for certain parts to come up, new or used and piece it all together
A real Turbonetics t3/t4 is a $600-$800 turbo new. If there's an ebay kit with a real Turbonetics turbo and all the other bits (fittings, couplings, IC, piping, BOV, manifold, etc..) then it's a decent deal. Just a word of caution I have one of these ebay turbo manifolds on my turbo car...



The fitment is garbage. You'll have to slot holes to get it to fit, and I'm sure you can guess which runners from the picture (upper stud on #2 and lower on #4) but there are two studs that you have to thread the nuts onto as you slide the manifold on because once the manifold is all the way on there's not enough room to get the nut on the stud. And on my manifold the upper stud on #5 was too close to the runner to get a nut on anywhere.

I'd go with a 666 or revshift adapter if I had the choice.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:02 PM   #23
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OP says in his first post he has a m50B20 not M20.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:26 PM   #24
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OP says in his first post he has a m50B20 not M20.
Shit my bad. I saw E34 and assumed M20.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #25
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for fuel i will just use 94 premium, i bought the #42 injectors to allow more fuel as u may have seen, and yeee barrie will be helping me with the tuneage!!, ive decieded to go with an ebay turbo kit, that has almost everything i need!!... i know that no name turbos are shit but for now this is what i will be going with... i will upgrade to a garret or turbonetics turbo in the future.... here is the link to the kit....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-91-99-E3...405fc0&vxp=mtr

yes i know that its for an e36 but the share the same exhaust manifold!
is it also true that there is a few parts in this kit that i may not need to use for a simple low boost setup?
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #26
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Head studs, go with ARP:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-36...2-us-spec.aspx

You can replace one bolt at a time so you don't even have to remove the head. The m21 turbo diesel manifold won't fit the M50 head, and the turbo that it came with is way too small for your use anyway.

This might fit your head, but who knows if it will fit in your car:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/OBX-Turbo-Man...ht_2031wt_1094

You could always just get it, and get it modified to fit. The flange will bolt up to the exhaust side I'm sure (but you should verify) so at most you'd need to get the pipes moved around to make it fit in the E34. (Though I think you have more room than the E36.)

What are you going to use for fuel? Get Barrie to tune a chip for you?
dont need to remove the head!!?? that would be friggen great i might need some help when dooing the studs soo anyone is welcome to lend a hand, though maxbell might be first in line
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #27
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I didn't remove my head. Just replaced the head bolts with ARP studs. It held a 24+ psi overboost (oops hehe) no problem.

There are a lot of parts in that kit you won't end up using, and parts that aren't included that you'll need.

It will be a *LOT* of work, just a warning.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #28
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Well my plan is to have it ready to go by next summer!! Soo gives me plenty of time for fixing errors cuuuz we know there will be some
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #29
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Shit my bad. I saw E34 and assumed M20.
I did the same thing.

So if you would like and can just sell you everything I have except the TD maifold.
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I did the same thing.

So if you would like and can just sell you everything I have except the TD maifold.
for now im going to stick with that ebay setup, and see how it holds.... thanks for the offer though!!
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