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Question Turbo Newbie-Which kit to get?

I am new to the turbo world and am looking to get a kit that can give me 350-400hp on stock motor. I know that there are a bunch of kits out there and I want to here everyones opinions about which kit is best and why. fittment? reliabilty? power? would I need any other mods done in order to run any of these kits? oh and one more dumb question for ya. what is a flange and what do the different sizes mean? t3, t4, etc.?
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-28-2007, 09:42 PM
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i've been patient for all these newbs and always answered the question, but this exact one has been asked about 1 too many times now. do a search, find a couple that YOU like and then ask about them specifically.


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i've been patient for all these newbs and always answered the question, but this exact one has been asked about 1 too many times now. do a search, find a couple that YOU like and then ask about them specifically.
lol, what do you think this is turbomustangs! he's been on this board longer then you.

i went with a hellion because the price i got was unbeatable. my kit is installed on a fairmont and i had to do a few mods to lower the intercooler, but it fits perfect.

your results will probably be lower, but here is an article for you to read

http://www.musclemustangfastfords.co..._051100_turbo/

and yes, you can learn alot with the search function too.

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lol, what do you think this is turbomustangs! he's been on this board longer then you.

i went with a hellion because the price i got was unbeatable. my kit is installed on a fairmont and i had to do a few mods to lower the intercooler, but it fits perfect.

your results will probably be lower, but here is an article for you to read

http://www.musclemustangfastfords.co..._051100_turbo/

and yes, you can learn alot with the search function too.
actually i've been on here longer than even YOU. i didn't have internet access for a year and when i came back i couldn't remember any of my passwords lol

if you really want my opinion though i'd go with a set up from Jeff at www.ponydown.net or Brian at B&G turbos...both great guys to work with and you can't beat the price and turnaround time of either...

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actually i've been on here longer than even YOU. i didn't have internet access for a year and when i came back i couldn't remember any of my passwords lol

if you really want my opinion though i'd go with a set up from Jeff at www.ponydown.net or Brian at B&G turbos...both great guys to work with and you can't beat the price and turnaround time of either...
I'm sure they can do pretty good on the price, but it's very difficult to beat Hellion on delivery time, as they keep their kits complete and in stock.

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For that power goal why bother with a turbo kit? You can meet that goal and then some with an SC and save a good bit of money and possible headaches. Since you seem to know little about turbo kits and rather people just do research for you, I think you need to get the most complete kit possible. I'd go with a Hellion kit because of that.

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Go with anything except Pro Turbo Systems unless you want to wait for a year and get the run around on all your parts.

Check turbomustangs out and do some research through the Kit feedback forum.

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I agree with snipe656. If all you are wanting is 350-400 range (especially if you just want 400hp at the flywheel) I would go with a sc, as it is easier. Just the nature of the beast. But if you have to go turbo I would go with a B&G or Ponydown kit as well. These kits tend to have 6 week or more waits but if this is not an issue then I personally would go with one of the two. Plus both owners are helpful and good people.

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400 at the tires is a cake walk with an S-trim. Hell my old Saleen made 450rwhp with nothing fancy at all, still even had the stock cam in it and had functional cats with shorty headers.

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I say Hellion for the fast delivery. But the others(B&G, Ponydown) are great too. Those guys are very reliable and helpful.


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B&G and ponydown are all great kits but like snipe says go with hellion. this kit has fuel components, fuel pump, injectors, mass air, ect.ect... ponydown and B&G are cheaper but they come with nothing but hotside,coldside,intercooler,turbo, wastegate and BOV. trust me buy a COMPLETE KIT you will thank me later.
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it also comes with piping all the way to your catback.

had i not got my new kit for half off, i would have gotten quicktime, b&g and maybe ponydown. qt was my 1st choice.

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B&G and ponydown are all great kits but like snipe says go with hellion. this kit has fuel components, fuel pump, injectors, mass air, ect.ect... ponydown and B&G are cheaper but they come with nothing but hotside,coldside,intercooler,turbo, wastegate and BOV. trust me buy a COMPLETE KIT you will thank me later.
I have a B&G custom Drag radial kit so I'm a bit bias but based on just the cost issue........for the price of getting a "complete kit" from Hellion I would check the classifieds and get all the supporting hardware much cheaper than what Hellion sells it for.
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Hellion for stainless, warranty, accessory retention and delivery times.
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Give Newt-rod a call over at Quicktime turbo`s , I`v got one of his kits on my car now . The install was a breeze , Everything lined up and went on perfect . The kit is a very well made kit and the best bang for your money . And his customer service is top notch . Give him a shout .

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I have a B&G custom Drag radial kit so I'm a bit bias but based on just the cost issue........for the price of getting a "complete kit" from Hellion I would check the classifieds and get all the supporting hardware much cheaper than what Hellion sells it for.
Yes but put yourself in the shoes of the original poster. You are completely different in what you are willing to do and what you are doing. Things like Hellion are a great option for that type of person. They order on Monday and get it all by maybe Friday and they are driving down the road turbocharged by the end of that weekend. That is not going to happen playing pick your part in the classifieds.

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Nor is there any guarantee on the parts you buy out of the classifieds.

Used parts are always a crapshoot at best unless you know the person and the history of the piece well, which is usually impossible.
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