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Immo Nov 10, 2:50pm - #59264 

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factory standard trans/flywheel/clutch up to a turbo?

I ma not trying to turn this into another turbo-thread, but I can't find a satisfying answer to the following question:

If I put a turbo in my celica GT (6 speed) is it absolutely necessary to upgrade clutch/flywheel/transmission/others ?

By necessary I mean they will die within a year if I don't replace them.

Current transmission/clutch/etc is built for about 100k-150k miles I assume. How muchwill a turbo decrease the lifetime with normal driving and occasional powerdriving?
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RicePowered Nov 10, 3:13pm - #59265 
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The clutch is an absoutely must ... rice
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Immo Nov 10, 3:45pm - #59266 

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Replace the clutch directly when the turbo is put in or wreck the standard clutch first?

Which clutch would be best you reckon?
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RicePowered Nov 10, 3:46pm - #59267 
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stock clutch can't hold the torque that the Turbo produces, you'll kill it in the first day.

As for brands ... either ACT or RPS
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tWiSteD Nov 11, 3:03am - #59268 

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Originally Posted by RicePowered
stock clutch can't hold the torque that the Turbo produces, you'll kill it in the first day.

As for brands ... either ACT or RPS


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Mike00 Nov 15, 11:47am - #59269 
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What about the stock flywheel? Can it hold up for a few months?

I had planned on going with an XS kit, egt, oil pressure, boost gauge and finnally a new clutch when I got the kit. Then as I got more money drop in a new flywheel and LSD.

Can I hold off for a bit on the flywheel?
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Death Nov 15, 10:07pm - #59270 

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Haha I say kill the stock clutch first, but whatever. Just find a empty parking lot and do some powerbraking or reverse 180s.

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Mike00 Nov 15, 10:09pm - #59271 
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Yah looks like I could hold off on the clutch and just wait till I have the money for the clutch/lsd/flywheel all at once. So I'll probably drive around on the stock clutch for a month or two.
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Octaandy Nov 16, 3:06am - #59272 
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Originally Posted by Mike00
Yah looks like I could hold off on the clutch and just wait till I have the money for the clutch/lsd/flywheel all at once. So I'll probably drive around on the stock clutch for a month or two.


probebly best...why have a pro drop the tranny 3 times when they only need to drop it once...way cheaper in the long run...
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Mike00 Nov 16, 5:32am - #59273 
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Originally Posted by Octaandy
Originally Posted by Mike00
Yah looks like I could hold off on the clutch and just wait till I have the money for the clutch/lsd/flywheel all at once. So I'll probably drive around on the stock clutch for a month or two.


probebly best...why have a pro drop the tranny 3 times when they only need to drop it once...way cheaper in the long run...


Yah well I was only going to drop it twice. Because I didn't think the clutch would last long enough. Still my current clutch onl has like 15k miles on it I think. If it can last 1,000 miles on the XS turbo then I'll be plenty happy.
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Octaandy Nov 16, 8:37am - #59274 
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Originally Posted by Mike00
Originally Posted by Octaandy
Originally Posted by Mike00
Yah looks like I could hold off on the clutch and just wait till I have the money for the clutch/lsd/flywheel all at once. So I'll probably drive around on the stock clutch for a month or two.


probebly best...why have a pro drop the tranny 3 times when they only need to drop it once...way cheaper in the long run...


Yah well I was only going to drop it twice. Because I didn't think the clutch would last long enough. Still my current clutch onl has like 15k miles on it I think. If it can last 1,000 miles on the XS turbo then I'll be plenty happy.


yeah...no prob...should last you at least another grand prob 2 or 3 or more...
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