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I'm lookin to get either a 350 or a STi.. i love the 350z's body lines. but how hard is it to turbo a 350z and to keep it reliable for street driving.

also where can i find more info on problems, and proceedures, etc of what people have to do to have a good turbo setup, or what problems are lurking around.

and yes, i will search the site here too

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The install is really easy if you pay someone to do it. It's a lot harder if you do it yourself. The engine bay is packed tightly, so there isn't a lot of room to move around. If you could pull the engine that would make it a lot easier too. There are quite a few people driving street driven turbo Zs. Contact the guys from MRC Motorsports (check the sponsors page). They can help you out with any questions
 

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k, sounds good guys, i have a 91 integra auto now.. and im dying for some real power now.. especially for turbo power. but i've never test drivein a 350 so i dont know how they feel stock. pretty respectable? how would it feel with just simple bolt on's.. not forced induction.

and how hard is it to work on these engines? honestly.. not really askin the pro's that know how to rip the whole engine apart.. but people that are more newer to these engines. same number scale as the question asked before..
 

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You need to go test drive the 350. Car is quick and has great response from the line or 40mph run. I use to have a Integra GSR (modded) and the 350 is quite impressive. No VTEC though :(
 

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I don't have a TT setup but, I do have a SC and it is my daily driver. The car is just like stock except alot more power.
 

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Is not so much that it's difficult...but it is expensive. Figure $20K for a reliable twin turbo setup. I had way more than that in mine and she still blew...

APS has a very comprehensive twin turbo kit available. You'll need wider rubber and a true dual exhaust, amoung other things. (check sig) The connecting rods in the VQ are weak...so I suggest building up the engine with any TT application as well as a stable engine management system.
 

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The jury is still out on safe F/I with the 350Z. A couple more months, and the dust will settle, and people can have a better idea of what to expect. There is some speculation that many of the blow motors were a result of bad timing signals from the crank angle sensor. APS shielded theirs..and Phunk has made a fix for the rest of us that dont have APS kits.

100APS kits have been sold. Give them 3-4 months...and none of them blow, then we can honestly say that the APS kit is VERY safe for F/I. Many of the greddy and PE cars blew up after less than 5000miles.

That said...anything above 500whp...even an APS kit...should really have forged internals.
 

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I agree 100% with those comments Sharif, a nice set of forged rods and pistons should be considered mandatory for any engine over 500 WHP, I know you have some good contacts in this area Sharif so maybe you could post info for the guys, what you consider to be high quality and good value for money. :cheers:

Thanks

Peter
 
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