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Is it feasable to add a t-bird turbo coupe turbo kit to my 90 notch 4-cyl?

Old 04-03-2006, 10:05 AM
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Default Is it feasable to add a t-bird turbo coupe turbo kit to my 90 notch 4-cyl?

Actually, it's my girlfriend's car. I noticed on ebay that some guys sell 2.3l turbo kits fairly cheap, just wondering as to the compatability of such a kit to our car. I'm not trying to make a race car, just something that does better than 20 second 1/4's at 70 mph. This sumbitch is so slow it's difficult to merge into traffic.

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67k miles

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Yes... talk to Alex in Houston... he's done similar.
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Thats cheap for a turbo kit
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i wonder if its based on the turbo coupe model they had ou tback in the day. i'd say that if ford can boost a 4-cylinder, why not do it yourself? worst comes to worst, you only have to buy 4 forged pistons instead of 8. keep us informed.
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The problem is I don't really want to bury myself in supporting mods/bullshit for the car as it is my GF's DD.

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Fuel system
Can the bottom end handle boost
Computer?
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probably not built to handle boost. As with anything it will wear and break over time. Problem is you dont know what time frame that is. It could break in 100 miles or 50,000. You never know.

How many miles are on the car? If its over 100,000 miles I would consider a rebuild.
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67k miles.
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what years did they make that turbo 4-cylinder? the engineering is allready done on those cars, so adapting it to her's should be fairly easy, i would think.
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You should be able to run 10lbs on a stock n/a shortblock.

You will need the fuel system, computer, harness, etc.

If you look around you can find running complete 2.3T cars for $500 or less. Just swap over.
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