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    i wana put a turbo on my astra 1.8

    i wana put a turbo on my astra G 1.8 16v is dis possible. has any1 hir hav done it??

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    You can buy a turbo kit to fit straight on.....

    Not cheap, but they're good kits....available from Regal:
    http://www.regal-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Astra_G_Dbilas_Turbo_Conversions.html

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    or erm you can get all the bits from www.mvaux.com (bits being the manifold, turbo, Lc pistons) then get an ECU and FMIC from the uk. should get you a nice reliable ammount of pwoer for not a huge outlay....

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    not everyone paints a rosy picture of Matteus' turbo kits I'm afraid....

    whereas the dbilas although much more expensive is proven, and certified.

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    indeed the non rosy picture is that the exhaust manifold needs a skim on both mounting flanges... ohhh big deal, if your making up a bespoke engine you take these little things into account.

    ive not got a rosy feeling about the dilbert setup or re.gal but hey we are all entitled to our own opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slindborg View Post
    indeed the non rosy picture is that the exhaust manifold needs a skim on both mounting flanges... ohhh big deal, if your making up a bespoke engine you take these little things into account.

    ive not got a rosy feeling about the dilbert setup or re.gal but hey we are all entitled to our own opinions.
    dbilas stuff is top quality thats why the prices are so high plus its all tried and tested before sale it all comes with 2 year warranty and there power claims are spot on.

    whats a matter with keeping it n/a and getting the dbilas inlet, cams and head work that way there is less stress on the internals still have good mpg when driven normal and extra poke.
    coupe 1.8 played with 162bhp and 139.7lbs/ft of torque on tap

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    going by the text typing i'd say he wants a turbo for da dump valve init... please do correct me if im wrong lol.

    as said we are all entitled to our opinions of dilbert stuff.... i shant air mine further since it appears re.gal are a site sponser lol

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    This site is about free speach and opinions. Your allowed to air your views without sensorship none of the supporting traders have any authority over what we do on the site.

    With that in mind, here my view.
    The Z20LET has a miserable compression ratio... why? Because your forcing alot of air into the cylinders to allow the fuel to burn stronger/harder thus giving you more power. However the 1.8 petrol is not designed with this in mind. So whatever turbo you put on there your immediatly putting alot more strain on the internal components of the engine probably WAY more than originally designed for. So therefore the boost pressure will have to be low and that means less BHP. Unless you fly against the wind and go for it. But you can be sure of problems then that I don't want to even mention. So aftermarket SC/turbo's wouldn't do it at all unless your willing to change the compression ratios and uprate internal components?

    My advice first of all would either to sell up and buy a Z20LET. Or my second peice of advice would be to buy...
    A good CAT back exhaust
    Sports CAT
    Lexmaul 4 branch manifold
    Fast Road cams
    dblias intake manifold
    uprated air induction system IE BMC carbon
    Remap.
    That should see you good for a climb of about 40-50BHP
    Its a jam thing

    Haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo scito?



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    agreed with that list, but id fit proper ITB's and an aftermarket ecu like a DTA/MBE and have that mapped by someone who knows the score..

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    thanks for all your replys guys much appretiated. anyways i went to mvaux but ol their kits are for 1.6 and 2.0 engines i duno if any will be suitable for a 1.8 ecotec and the ones at regal are exactly wat i need... i tink... but god damn its expensive aye. why so expensive?

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