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turbo Rex

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:36 pm
by Biguns
Does anyone know of any CURRENT quality turbo kits for the Rex?

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:39 pm
by AdamGaltress
I think the Greddy kit is quite popular, it's listed as discontinued on their site, but it doesn't say that they're out of stock, so they may have some kits left

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:49 pm
by osman
Esmeril racing do a good one, produces more power than greddy and uses a Garret turbo

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:38 am
by MadTaz
Andy

I spent a long time researching turbo kits for my brother and there isn't a lot out there that is a direct bolt on kit, the Greddy seems to be the most direct bolt on.

However the conclusion we came to was that the Rx8performance kit looks the best designed kit and can be adopted easily for right hand drive cars. I have had several email conversations with Scott at Rx8performance he tells me the kit is now a bolt on but I have heard differently from US buyers and that a certain amount of fabrication needs to be done.

However this still looked like the best low mount kit on the market and is truly a work of art (looking at the photos)

In the end my brother decided not to go ahead but is now building a race spec engine NA that's experimental, you may want to hold on. This may produce upto 300hp all NA!

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:45 am
by minisaki
I would like to turbo or supercharge but my wallet says NO :-(

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:00 am
by bigpete
minisaki wrote:I would like to turbo or supercharge but my wallet says NO :-(
Buy a new wallet lol 8)

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:06 am
by minisaki
I would just have an empty shiny new wallet then bigpete ha ha my wallet looks like it's been passed down through generations of my family I'm too tight to buy a new one. That £10 could almost buy some 2t oil ;-)

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:27 am
by Biguns
Thanks Carl I was thinking about getting a kit for beginning of March and then just dumping the car on Ben at RR and letting him work it out lol.

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:46 am
by Paddy2691
I've found the GReddy kit on an American site for around £2200 which I thought was pretty good including P&P to the UK.

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:52 am
by PurcyP
i cant remember what it was that needed changing on the greddy kit

but i think it was the turbo coupling pipework that kept breaking, not sure if this was under greddy's stock pressure or under any higher boost.

other than that im not sure what the big issue was with the kit

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:04 pm
by MadTaz
The turbo itself is t particularly rated as a good reliable unit in the Greddy kit, and I believe it's quite a small unit with not much room to upgrade

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:31 pm
by macgtech
Interesting thread!

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:56 pm
by Biguns
Can't wait to get more power in the rex, the advantages of turbo over n/a is transferable to a new engine when it destroys my current one.

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:01 pm
by ChrisHolmes
Now that's a really positive view!

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:11 pm
by MadTaz
So what kit are you thinking of Andy?

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:13 pm
by jrmurray1108
ChrisHolmes2014 wrote:Now that's a really positive view!
But also a very realistic one :D

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:38 pm
by Biguns
Thinking of the esmeril racing one carl

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:43 pm
by MadTaz
You know that one is a top mount design?

I believe it fouls the OMP making your car a premix only, which is either good or bad depending on your point of view, also top mount designs significantly increase engine bay temps and may require battery relocation.

Did you have a chat with the Guy I sent you too?

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:54 pm
by Biguns
No I didn't know that but I'm gonna call that guy tomorrow to see what he thinks

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:59 pm
by MadTaz
He's expecting you as I spoke to him earlier, he has now started work on mine :D

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:46 am
by Rotary Revs
I wouldnt worry about which turbo kit to go for ... we have that covered :wink: There's only one I'd use based on quality and price and its based on a borgwarner :wink:

Ben

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:02 pm
by MadTaz
So which kit would you for Ben if you were doing a Turbo conversion?

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:15 pm
by Biguns
Wtf is a borgwarner, it sounds like something off the Lord of the ring movie

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:59 pm
by jrmurray1108

Re: turbo Rex

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:59 pm
by Phil Bate
Biguns wrote:Wtf is a borgwarner, it sounds like something off the Lord of the ring movie

BorgWarner are a very large and established powertrain manufacturer. My old 1973 Scimitar was fitted with their BW-35 slush-matic box :)