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    Smile stupid person in need of help

    hey people, i dont know much about turbos sooo.....

    i have a 1.6 convertible is it possible to fit a turbo?

    will it cost a lot of money?

    is there much point doing it?

    will this make alot of difference to my mpg?

    what else will i need to change/upgrade in order to fit a turbo?


    any help will be much appreciated

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    Your more likely better of getting a z20let put in mate, there may be quite alot involved though in regards to wiring loom etc i.e ECU. Putting a turbo on a 1.6 may not be worth dong as BHP potential may not be too high. MPG works out better when remapped but that doesn't mean to say it will use petrol like a 1.2 engine, lol. depending on your age etc would it not be worth your while looking for a standard GSi or coupe turbo?
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    i love my convertible and im not looking for a new car, just wondering if there was a way of getting more power.

    what sort of work / money / parts would i be looking at for a z20let?

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    Hi mate
    Yes it would be possible to fit a turbo

    It will cost quite a bit.
    I think regal sell a turbo kit for it plus you will also need to upgrade your engine internals.

    It will make a difference to the power the astra mk5 1.6 turbos are pushing 177bhp.

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    about £1500 for engine turbo and gearbox including wiring ect. im not sure of youll have to change the driveshafts though. breaks will need to be upgraded too.

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    what would work out cheaper ..... turbo or new engine ?

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    z20let would prob be cheaper.

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    new engine definately.your looking at £2500 for a turbo kit, plus more money for uprated internals

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    Buying a z20let would work out much cheaper than turboing your 1.6!

    Get much better results too!


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    Engine transplant is defineately the way forward compared to turbo kits imo. I think turbo kits are only worth doing if your car already has the best Naturally Aspirated engine in it for its model. Like when people put supercharger kits on Civic Type-R's. The car already has the top BHP engine for its model in it but the supercharger pushes the bhp up more.

    In your case you would get like what 180 odd bhp from turbo kitting your 1.6? And probably that would be as far as it would go bhp wise without silly money, but then if you just got a standard LET lump dropped in you've instantly got 200 odd bhp and loads of room to get more BHP out of it. Plus the transplant option is likely to be miles cheaper.
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