Torque Cars

fitting a turbo to an FTO?

Discussion in 'FTO forums' started by Pidge, 2 September 2010.

  1. Pidge

    Pidge New member

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    From:
    Salisbury
    Car:
    Manual FTO Mivec
    Right then,I am after fitting a turbo to my one of our fto's and would be happy to hear any hint or tips anyone has as i am a complete noob to this :confused:
     
  2. RichardB

    RichardB Tuner

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    From:
    Rotherham
    Car:
    Mitsubishi FTO
    give me a ring sometime :)
     
  3. steve r

    steve r Wrench Pro

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    From:
    chelmsford essex
    Car:
    FTO GR
    fancy meeting you here :lol:
     
  4. RichardB

    RichardB Tuner

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    From:
    Rotherham
    Car:
    Mitsubishi FTO
    lol this place is getting full of FTO'ies :)
     
  5. Pidge

    Pidge New member

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    From:
    Salisbury
    Car:
    Manual FTO Mivec
    haha they will be the only thing on eBay worth having soon!
     
  6. steve r

    steve r Wrench Pro

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    From:
    chelmsford essex
    Car:
    FTO GR
    i hope so pidge, im collecting them lol.
     
  7. Pidge

    Pidge New member

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    From:
    Salisbury
    Car:
    Manual FTO Mivec
    Speaking about parts there are people after parts on the fto owners group ;)
     
  8. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    We get asked this question a lot so have a look at this thread which covers the basics.
    I have to admire your ambition though!:D

    http://www.torquecars.com/forums/f101/adding-turbo-nasp-engine-15003/
    Cheap turbos can be purchased from breakers yards which are ideal for a try it and see type project.:bigsmile:

    There is nothing stopping you but the money and hassle will just not be worth the power gain you get. It is better to just buy a better car for your tuning project.:confused:

    Adding a turbo is a major engineering task and without a kit with full instructions and all the parts you need there is a big risk of blowing up the engine. Expect to spend 50 hours upwards on a project of this type. This is not the sort of modification unless you are mechanically competent.

    It is worth looking at superchargers as these are easier to install than a turbo is.

    Have you looked at the eaiser and more rewarding (in terms of power gains) option of fitting an Evo engine?
     
  9. Pidge

    Pidge New member

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    From:
    Salisbury
    Car:
    Manual FTO Mivec
    Cheers for that wayne, I did look into the evo but would want to do like marco has and fit a evo floor pan and have it full 4wd.

    I really don't know what to do at the moment just know i want to do something as i used to change my car every 6 months but have had this one for nearly 2 years now. I love the curves and style of them just wouldn't mind more power.

    A friend of mine has a turbo'd fto but sadly has had a bit of a problem with it....

    (Sorry link removed, site requires log in to view, Loz)

    I just thought i would look into what was possible and then do my homework before jumping into a half hearted project that could be the end of the car if i get it wrong.
     
  10. steve r

    steve r Wrench Pro

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    From:
    chelmsford essex
    Car:
    FTO GR

    cheers pidge, ill take a look mate.
     
  11. 19andy86

    19andy86 Newbie

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    From:
    Thame
    Car:
    Mivec FTO Manual
    hello
    ive just got all the bits for my fto to turbo it, just having time to fit it. im going for a remote turbo so hopefully pressure drop wont bugger engine up (he says lol) only one way to find out.
     
  12. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

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    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    keep us up to date with progress
     
  13. RichardB

    RichardB Tuner

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    From:
    Rotherham
    Car:
    Mitsubishi FTO
    There's no point running a remote turbo, they should only be use as a very last resort when you have no room. There's plenty of room in the fto engine bay to fit a huge turbo. Have you done your homework and calculated runner lengths and diameter for your turbo, as the lengths dictate where peak torque will be.
     
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