Turbo must be mineee

Old 04-05-2015, 06:34 PM
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Hi I am a college student who wants a turbo baaaad. I have a mr2 mk1 1986 4age I am thinking about doing a low budget build with.



If not I want a civic del sol. maybe hatch coupe 4 door accord idk. something cheap to turbo. plus im starting to think it would be cheaper than doing the mr2.


any advice would help especially if a mr2 can be done for the civic price (which seems cheapest for me)


side note any other cheap cars to turbo? 200sx. Civic seems to be calling me. del sol


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Old 04-07-2015, 01:14 PM
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The main drawback with turboing a 4AGE is you're unlikely to find an off the shelf manifold for the turbo, so you'll often need to weld up your own or find someone who's selling parts off a turbo build. The other drawback is the stock ECU doesn't take well to boost, but that's easily replaced. We've even got a plug and play option for them: http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/m...ans-p-503.html

We happen to have a turbo '86 MR2 hanging around our shop, so you can check out our notes on how this car is set up here:

Jerry's 86 MR2
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I am leaning towards sc. Just found out it's been done to Na for cheap?
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:46 AM
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I am leaning towards sc. Just found out it's been done to Na for cheap?
Probably the easiest way to go supercharged would be to get a whole 4AGZE motor and swap it in.
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I feel like it would be cheaper because harness should be similar they are both mr2s, used gze parts. I heard of someone using the stock ecu but the gze ecu also works? If the 4a blows it's cheaper than the gze as a whole. Also people turbo on stock so hoping sc would survive. I just wanna feel a little more power like a del sol with a jrsc
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:46 AM
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GZE ECUs require different wiring. I wouldn't try a stock 4AGE ECU on a GZE, but you could use the NA wiring harness and distributor with an MSPNP.
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The mspnp seems expensive. But after that I would just need the ic, sc, and everything?


But also the mspnp will save of transferring all the gze parts?
I'm not looking for too much speed, just want a bare minimum build

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Right - the MSPNP would save you the hassle of adapting GZE electronics as it would allow you to tune for boost yourself.
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