Turbo Swap

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Turbo Swap

Postby thkohlb » Mon Sep 27, 2004 12:42 am

I am preparing to do a turbo swap and was looking over some directions to someone elses swap and i wanted to see if anyone wanted to add or subtract anything. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

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http://www.celicagtfour.com/turbo_swop.htm

Also do i need a lift for this? Or would jack stands be sufficent?
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Postby TexasAlltrac » Mon Sep 27, 2004 1:45 pm

I just pulled my turbo and exhaust manifold to replace the gasket and to hollow-out the pre-cat. You can do it with jackstands.

I left my radiator in as I did not want to have to drain and refill. That made the job long and arduous as my tool-clearance was not very much, but it was doable.

Plan on loosing a quart or so of coolant when you disconnect the turbo from the coolant lines.

Keep track of what bolts go where.

Other than all that, it is pretty easy really, just time consuming.

Hollow-out the pre-cat while you are at it.
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Postby thkohlb » Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:21 pm

I'm doing a full exhaust so that should take care of pre-cat, unless i am mistaken.
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Postby TexasAlltrac » Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:03 pm

yup...no precat worries if you are adding a downpipe to the mix.

You may not use all the mounting brackets that the pre-cat currently uses. You can take these off if so and drop a few extra pounds off the front-end. You will already be lighter by a good 10 pounds with the full exhaust. The precat and elbow are both cast and heavy as hell.

let us know how it goes!
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Postby thkohlb » Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:23 pm

down pipe is cast too :( .
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Postby alltracman78 » Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:47 pm

What dp are you using?
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Postby thkohlb » Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:03 am

greddy, came with the turbo
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