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Aug 21, 10:38pm - #38288 
internals

ok, before i even consider installing a turbo system in the celica im definately am gonna do internal work first (and maybe i wont have to get a turbo if the internal work is enough). what i need to know is what parts do you guys recomend? stuff like the crank shafts, connecting rods, low compression pistons, cams. and where can you get all of these? whats the possible power gain from just internal works? also, can you do the internal works just to a certain point so you can leave the engine block stock?

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Aug 21, 10:44pm - #38289 
well. You will need new rods and valves for sure. You could get some new pistons (depemnds on GT or GTS). If GTS go for it, I think the GT is ok. But if you want to upgrade them to forged pistons which is better, then do it. As for that, thats about all the internals that you NEED for better boost. They have cams for turboed cars which are AWESOME! Other than that, you are set. Crower makes rods, wiseco makes pistons, valves (talk to a machine shop near you).

check out crower.com and monkeywrenchracing.com

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Aug 21, 10:56pm - #38290 
thank you so much, that exactly the type of info i needed

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Aug 21, 11:18pm - #38291 
sorry for double posting but about the pistons, will you lose power if you have pistons with compression ratio fit for a turbo system if you dont have turbo for the vehical or does it not matter?

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Aug 21, 11:23pm - #38292 
A higher compression gives you more hp with a NA vehicle. Lower compression for more boost from a FI vehicle. So if you lower your compression, yes you will be slower without the FI.

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Aug 21, 11:49pm - #38293 
this sounds dumb but what does NA anf FI mean? hehe, i know, i dont know s#$*

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Aug 22, 12:07am - #38294 
Originally Posted by XxNavixX
this sounds dumb but what does NA anf FI mean? hehe, i know, i dont know s#$*


Its cool man. There was a time that I didn't know it either. Everytime someone said an NA civic, I always thought it meant Not Applicable, lol. I never told anyone though, I just acted like I knew what they were saying.

NA or N/A means Naturally Aspirated. Meaning all engine, no Nitrous, turbo, Supercharger. Its all cams, internals, boltons, etc.

FI or F/I means Forced Induction, Forced Inducted, etc. Meaning Turboed, Supercharged or Nitrous.

Comprende? heh

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Aug 22, 8:27pm - #38295 
i see, thanks man. i knew i heard NA some where else before, just couldnt remember where or what it was

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Aug 23, 2:27pm - #38296 
we've all heard that there's no turbo kit for the GTS or something like that over and over again cos of the high compression of it's engine. I just realized something (this seems so simple that it sounds dumb), cant you just do internal work like changing pistons to lower the compression so you can better apply turbo for the GTS? (i swear i saw a turbo kit for the GTS somewhere before though...)

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Aug 23, 2:38pm - #38297 
Originally Posted by XxNavixX
we've all heard that there's no turbo kit for the GTS or something like that over and over again cos of the high compression of it's engine. I just realized something (this seems so simple that it sounds dumb), cant you just do internal work like changing pistons to lower the compression so you can better apply turbo for the GTS? (i swear i saw a turbo kit for the GTS somewhere before though...)


Hey buddy, there is a turbo kit for the GTS. XS Engineering makes it. They pulled some nice numbers with it, but if you lower the compression, you will be able to boost more and get even better numbers. Get it? Good luck

Dan

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