What kind of turbo is in your car?

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Postby OlyST185 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:10 pm

ceramic turbine really sux, always cracks.
some friend of mine breaked many of those.

for my turbo i got twin entry CT26 with T04E 54trim compressor.
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Postby daveryan » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:26 pm

Ceramic CT26 here, stock boost.

As I see it, the problem with ceramics is that if it's old, develops enough play, and makes contact, it's gone. Then you just clean out the exhaust and upgrade!
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Postby smog7 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:09 pm

so whats the general opinion on jdm swap ceramic turbines?
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Postby tw2 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:11 pm

Yes all JDM's have ceramic turbos. Mine has been going strong at 10psi for 90k miles since new. Poor maintenance is a good reason to go through quite a lot of them. Poor quaility oil, never chaning oil, crap going through intake and through turbo, checking for play every 10-20k miles should pick up a large proportion of disasters before they happen. And replacing them with used turbo's of similar milage without a rebuild, it wouldn't be surprising to keep going through them. But definitely runnning more than stock boost is a sure way to put pieces of wheels everywhere. I plan to run a td05 or t3/t4 or something like that for when i eventually have the necessary mods to turn the boost up.

Ceramic turbo's are fine if you want to stick to stock power levels +/- 3-4psi. I wouldn't hunt one out though, if you found one for a decent price then why not otherwise go for something better or the reassurance of getting your ct26 rebuilt with better wheels in a slightly larger trim even, or just the ct27 and call it a day.
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Postby abraxxa » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:37 pm

stock CT20b, rebuilt 5k km ago
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Postby TomsGT4 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:26 pm

I really wouldn't say they're bad at all.
You can put down a LOT of power with one of those. Just know where to draw the line.

It's just that you'd be tempting the wrong kind of fate to pull 20psi+ on it.
First imagine the compressor wheel blowing apart in the housing.
Then imagine all of that flying into your intake at 20+ pounds of pressure per square inch.
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Postby TheAutoholic » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:54 am

Twin entry ct26, at 5psi, when it was running. Apparently I had the sensor unplugged lol
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Postby Mafix » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:17 am

full port ct-26 at 10-15 psi pending on the temperature. soon to be 16psi solid.
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Postby BayAreaAT® » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:50 pm

gt30-76r.... :D :D I'll find out soon how good it is.
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Postby cardude » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:40 am

stock ct26. hopefully running 13-15is lbs soon.
or maybe supra ct26 in my near future.
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Postby SeanGTS » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:48 am

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Postby allblackalltrac » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:20 pm

BayAreaAT® wrote:gt30-76r.... :D :D I'll find out soon how good it is.
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Chris,

More info please. A/R of turbine and which housing did you go with? Who did you buy it from? Wastegate, non-wastegate? Did you buy it as a kit or are you peicing it together yourself? What adapter are you using? etc etc...

For me it was a toss up between the GT30R(3076) and the Holset - the Hotsex was a third of the price so I went with that but might still go with the GT30R.
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Postby Denver_whiteST185 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:22 am

allblackalltrac wrote:
BayAreaAT® wrote:gt30-76r.... :D :D I'll find out soon how good it is.
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Chris,

More info please. A/R of turbine and which housing did you go with? Who did you buy it from? Wastegate, non-wastegate? Did you buy it as a kit or are you peicing it together yourself? What adapter are you using? etc etc...

For me it was a toss up between the GT30R(3076) and the Holset - the Hotsex was a third of the price so I went with that but might still go with the GT30R.


yeah, im interested too. its kinda looks like an ATS kit...

BTW, hotsex? :shrug:
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Postby allblackalltrac » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:34 am

hoLseT = hoTseX

Its the analogy given, I didnt make it up.
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Postby Hic » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:04 am

gt30R (gt 3082) intake 0.7ar, ex 0.63ar

t04Z 0.71ex ar


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