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importmobility Dec 16, 11:25pm - #353171 

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Can someone tell me what the difference is between a K04 and a T-3 Turbo.
I know that everyone on this site praises the kit c2gas puts out, but every topic I see regarding this kit boast about how great it is, followed with no explanation why? I'm looking at their stage 2 turbo kit @ ~ $3690.00, and with the min. parts required, I'm thinking it can be done for a total of ~$5000.00.
Can someone post a link that explains this whole mess more efficiently then I can comprehend. Thanks...

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Tubo-Performance Kit: $3400.00

Tubular Turbo Manifold, T-3 Turbo, Front Mount Intercooler 8x13x3, 2.0 OD Mandrel Bent Turbo Piping, 2.0 OD Mandrel Bent Intercooler Piping, 2.25 Mandrel Bent Downpipe, 35 mm External Wastegate, Blowoff Valve, Coupling Set, Reducer, Cone Air Filter, Intake Tubing, Steel Braided Oil Line Kit, Boost Gauge, Pillar Pod Gauge Mount, Clamps, and 90 Elbow...
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Pnoy Dec 17, 12:02am - #353172 
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the reason why C2 turbo is so popular and people praises them is because it's the only company that does turbo setup for celica and actually ships thems asap. unlike other company suchs as XS engineering and SF...it will take you forever to get those things shipped. Plus I heard SF shipping sucks...missing parts and etc... so that's my explanation why a lot of people like C2 because the take good care of their customers...
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SLVCELI Dec 17, 1:11am - #353173 
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Originally Posted by Pnoy
the reason why C2 turbo is so popular and people praises them is because it's the only company that does turbo setup for celica and actually ships thems asap. unlike other company suchs as XS engineering and SF...it will take you forever to get those things shipped. Plus I heard SF shipping sucks...missing parts and etc... so that's my explanation why a lot of people like C2 because the take good care of their customers...


Like he said. They actually take care of their customers. Good luck with that from other companies.

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combatc87 Dec 17, 1:21am - #353174 

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I was planning on buying a turbo from C2 until real life kicked in. But the whole way through my decision, gas kept answering all my questions in a very timely manner. The thing that attracted me to them the most was that their kit can be run on a stock engine.

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SLVCELI Dec 17, 1:24am - #353175 
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Originally Posted by combatc87
I was planning on buying a turbo from C2 until real life kicked in. But the whole way through my decision, gas kept answering all my questions in a very timely manner. The thing that attracted me to them the most was that their kit can be run on a stock engine.


What changed your mind?

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Johnsgt Dec 17, 2:54am - #353176 
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The main reason people like c2, like has been said is their customer service. Thats what sets them apart from other companies. They answer questions, know their stuff, and are there for the customer. And it doesnt hurt to be able to ship kits asap after being ordered, something no other turbo company for the celica has been able to do. Now as far as getting the stage 2 for $5000, that isnt gonna happen. You're saying you can get all the engine internals for under $1200. Not only that, but you have to figure install costs, labor for installing the turbo as well as the internals is gonna cost a fortune if you dont do it yourself. Also theres no point on getting minimum stuff, you're already spending all that money and already buying pistons and rods, the engine is already gonna be torn apart, might as well buy everything else, valves, valve springs, retainers, sleeves so you can throw everything in while its torn apart. Just parts alone is gonna be well over $5000, then you figure in install costs, then on top of that, extra costs that people dont look at when buying a turbo. Accessories, clutch, flywheel, lsd, gauges, boost controller, turbo timer, obviously you dont have to buy all that stuff, but you do need some of them.
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trdhondakiller Dec 17, 6:50am - #353177 
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anyone on the eastcoast got a turbo gt? i'm curious how the 1zzfe handled it and what all mods to the motor were done because I know a lot of ppl blow their's up w/ litte to no boltons.

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Immo Dec 17, 12:07pm - #353178 

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Originally Posted by Johnsgt
Now as far as getting the stage 2 for $5000, that isnt gonna happen. You're saying you can get all the engine internals for under $1200. Not only that, but you have to figure install costs, labor for installing the turbo as well as the internals is gonna cost a fortune if you dont do it yourself. Also theres no point on getting minimum stuff, you're already spending all that money and already buying pistons and rods, the engine is already gonna be torn apart, might as well buy everything else, valves, valve springs, retainers, sleeves so you can throw everything in while its torn apart. Just parts alone is gonna be well over $5000, then you figure in install costs, then on top of that, extra costs that people dont look at when buying a turbo. Accessories, clutch, flywheel, lsd, gauges, boost controller, turbo timer, obviously you dont have to buy all that stuff, but you do need some of them.


Agreed, 5k is not gonna get you a stage 2, hell not even a stage 1 if you do it right.. Well, maybe you can do it, I paid a lot extra for shipping customs..
but a decent stage 1 will take 5k
And once again... only if you are really a big-number freak go stage 2, stage 1 is really fast. I drive it for over 4 months now and I still think it's very fast, offcourse you get used to it.. but start of with st 1..
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importmobility Dec 17, 5:52pm - #353179 

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hey guys, thanks for all the good advise.
customer satisfaction is very important to me. and yes, i am mechanically inclined, i just believe this install is a little out of my league.
i think i'll start @ stage 1, considering the additional parts i would need to buy. though, here is another question to the people who already have this turbo kit installed. beyond the turbo kit, what additional parts are a must install?
i'm assuming racing clutch, gauges, boost controller etc...
if you would please list the part, plus what manufacturer you recommend purchasing.
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c2gas Dec 17, 6:01pm - #353180 

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Well I do recomend to start with st1. PPl think they need so much power and they have to get the st2 kit right ahead. Its just not true, st1 is allready a huge power gain and most of the ppl would not want anymore. St2 upgrade is allways possible and you would not really spend more money to get them separetly later.
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importmobility Dec 17, 8:26pm - #353181 

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excellent, i'm trying to get involved in the group rate deal @ 10% off.
Thanks!
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c2gas Dec 17, 8:53pm - #353182 

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Well if you sign in on the other forum that would be the easiest. There are allready 5 buyers so the 10% would be sure.
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importmobility Dec 17, 8:59pm - #353183 

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i did, go take a look... still waiting on the return e-mail though.
i had questions on colors and parts etc...
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c2gas Dec 17, 9:08pm - #353184 

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ok ok . Bing will shortly be back from Gym and answer (the GB is his teritory) wink
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eric_h Dec 17, 9:18pm - #353185 

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will the kit ship instantly or will there be any waiting

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importmobility Dec 17, 9:19pm - #353186 

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cool, does the stage1 kit come with the r2d2 bov?
if not, how much more for the upgrade?
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c2gas Dec 17, 11:02pm - #353187 

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It will be shipped after the GB is closed and we recieved the rest of the payments. We expect the kits shipped in mid of jan. R2D2 is an upgrade possibility in th gt kit.
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DJM Dec 19, 12:22am - #353188 
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I know my car is a Focus but it's boosted and I can help you with a lot of questions about cost and everything.
I have T3 super 60, but I upgraded about everything in the car internally, and $5000 is a low figure.
You have to count in tuning as well, and how are you going to handle the fuel mapping and engine management etc. I had to get a new ECU in the car by Pectel which cost me close to a $1000 alone. Not to mention my clutch, quaife, injectors...and the list goes on.
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Immo Dec 20, 8:38pm - #353189 

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Put in a new clutch, you WILL kill it..
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