Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Detroit, Murder City
Don't worry, you have an actual 60-1 hifi. I have the same turbo on my LX (it's actually an ITS 60-1 hifi, but they're the same). Although the compressor section looks
small compared to what some of the import guys run, I can assure you that it WILL flow enough to make good power. My car is making 480rwhp on a mustang dyno with one of these and pump gas at 12psi. By the numbers, this turbo should be good up to about 65lb/min or roughly 640 engine hp before it's "too small". The side benefit of running this turbo instead of say a T66, is that the lower end and midrange come up much quicker and it spends more time in the "sweet spot" of the compressor map where it is more efficient. I guess if your definition of a "beginner" turbo is one that supports over 500rw on a dynojet, this one would be "OK".
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