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Ok, I had previously been thinking in the box, and purchased a turbocharger for my 2.6l 4cyl Trooper. There was a nice place for the turbo right next to the block on that. This guy has a great setup. I can see having the turbo back there. There is pleanty of room under the 2nd gen Trooper. I'd have to run some oil lines, and since my turbo is water cooled as well, I'd put in a small radiator and pump.

This is of course a pipe dream that I'll never start, but I do like the idea, but thinking outside the box has had some advantages :)



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well the most imporntant part of turboing a engine is tuning. Second is the internals. Most n/a internals wont hold up to boost because of the higher compression ratio and cast aluminum pistons. but it is still possiable the first thing i would look for is forged pistons, a thicker headgasket (to lower compression) head studs bigger injectors and a stand alone engine management system or find a way to tune the stock ecu.
 

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superrstrooper said:
well the most imporntant part of turboing a engine is tuning. Second is the internals. Most n/a internals wont hold up to boost because of the higher compression ratio and cast aluminum pistons. but it is still possiable the first thing i would look for is forged pistons, a thicker headgasket (to lower compression) head studs bigger injectors and a stand alone engine management system or find a way to tune the stock ecu.
Exepr for Diesel engines. Every diesel engine I am aware of can easly handle 8 pis. Many others much much more. :lol:
( Read, super boosting a Duramax )
 

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If our engines can handle being supercharged, I'm sure you can turbo them. I just wouldn't go crazy on the boost.

Let me guess, Tad was talking about a rear mount turbo like this, but infront of the rear axle.

 

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You pick the right turbo and pipes, there won't be much lag. There are some rear mount turbo f-bodies in the 9's, one of them is a full weight street car with AC and everything. You can make plenty of power if set up right
 

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Bikesrcool said:
what happens when u go in a bigg puddle?? wont it get sucked in?
Not if you route the filter to the engine bay

johnnie59 said:
What happens when you're on a long run and the thing gets red hot under the gas tank?
Uh don't put it under the gas tank...
 

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^ beat me to it, and if it's pieced together RIGHT, it shouldn't be glowing red hot anyways
 

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Wierdest set-up yet.I'd hate to see what happens in the rain or puddles when water floods it at 1100degrees.Would it crack the casting?sure would cool it down in a hurry.Wouldn't lose much boost if plumbed right.Look closely and you'll see a heat shieldunder the gas tank with some type of insulation. The long intake pipe would cool the intake air a bit.Put fins on the pipe like a motorcycle cylinder and you'd have a 12-14 foot long intercooler.Exhaust gas should also cool down alot to reduce turbo temp.Shes probably a fair weather cruiser. A long plumb job for the oil feed and return lines.Where next?A turbo trailer w/quick disconnect lines.Disconnect trailer,shes a stocker.Only need turbo to pull trailer anyway.
 

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Don't hate on rear mounts:

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Full weight SS WITH AC:

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Best to run an intercooler anyways if you want to do it right, you could get away without one on lower boost levels with the long piping and what not but the airflow under the truck isn't THAT great. And unless your submerging it in water, you shouldn't have an issue with it. At the temps it's running, running through your typical puddle, the water will just turn to steam long before it really cools down the turbo to the point of cracking a housing. Now if you plan on submerging your vehicle in water, rear mounts aren't for you, plain and simple.
 

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The show GEARS on SPEED TV did a dual rear mounted turbo set up on one of the new hotrods (charger camaro vette I forget), it was standard dual exh all the way back. On each side they put the turbo where the muffler use to be, they are thick enough housings that they provide enough muffling to pass noise ordinance. Ran an electric oil pump just after the block to push oil towards the turbo, then another electric oil pump just after the turbo to push the oil back to the block. The exh is much cooler at the end of the system then at the header (less heat = less oil burning & less stress). They ran 3" or 4" air ducting inside the kicker pannels & followed the inner contour of the rear fender wells to feed them with a front mount air filter (might have had an inter-cooler I forget).

It would rock for us, even in a water crossing, I think (with all that SS pipe sucking heat from the exh I doubt the turbo would get to a point of cracking in water).

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