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Couple of ?'s please come in and HElP 97 cobra

I have a few ?'s on turbos first off let me say i dont know that much about the concept or information on a turbo engine. I currently have the Kenne Bell on my highly modded engine. But as we all know including Jim Bell the 1.5 just dont cut it for me when i have that much money in the bottom end. I was wondering the advantages and disadvantages of getting twin 50's on my car and doing away with the kenne bell. Will my tweecer be able to accept a tune for this kind of change or do i have to get a whole new rig. I know obviously i owuld have to get a retune, Are turbos dependable, reliable, or should they be kept on the strip only. I need a dependable ride. It texas weather to hot to run turbos all the time. These are just a few ?'s i have so any info would be appreciated also my mods ar elisted below. Thanks in advance. Travis

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-19-2005, 11:45 AM
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So long as the kit does not obstruct too much of the cooling system then you will be fine in our texas heat. Your tweecar should be fine with the power adder change. How much power do you want though? Is there not an upgraded KB you could go to? With you being there in Austin I would give Murillo's shop out in San Antonio a ring.


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Hey man thanks for the input i actually live up there in austin but a firefighter in S A lol. But i have that big radiator and electric fans and all but im thinking twin 46's or 50's and as much as my motor will hold up. I have done some very good work to my bottom end so we shall see. the extra 6 grand seems to be a problem right now lol. thanks man travis
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I'd also consider a single turbo, like maybe a PT76 GTS

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o.k and why is that?? i'm just asking i have no idea. are twins bad or is a single easier on the engine or more profficient. thanks travis
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If a single is sized properly for the combination then it really is not a whole lot different than a twin setup. If you take that into account and do not get yourself fixed on either twin or single then your options are expanded as to which kit(company) you can get for your car.

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Oh o.k. So you think the same power would be able to come from a single as well. What is the benifit of running twins. Does it cost more? Perform the same? Easier to tune and what would you guys go with single or twins? and what company. Thanks for all of ya'lls help. Travis
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Since you live in San Antonio I would look into http://www.noribilt.com/ and http://www.proturbokits.com/ Twins usually cost a little more than a single kit, but it does all come down to parts selections that the kit makers have done. Power will come on exactly the same or radically different, that part depends on the turbo sizing. Generally speaking though, a twin kit usually starts to come on a little bit lower but not last as high as a single, if that statement makes sense.

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Keep in mind that a 4.6 cobra usually requires a tubular k-member to install a turbo on, most of the kits come with that though.

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YEs they do come with a k member or the ones i have been looking at. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!!!!! please fell free to keep it coming. Travis

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