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So I have a 3rd gen tl and I've been trying to figure out if it could be turbocharged or not and I don't know if the engine cant handle it or is it because there's no room in the bay, but I want to single turbo my 3.2 nothing crazy, just a small turbo running about 8 psi. But theres no articles anywhere could someone help me out.
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So I have a 3rd gen tl and I've been trying to figure out if it could be turbocharged or not and I don't know if the engine cant handle it or is it because there's no room in the bay, but I want to single turbo my 3.2 nothing crazy, just a small turbo running about 8 psi. But theres no articles anywhere could someone help me out.
It is certainly doable, and folks have in fact done it, but it ain't even remotely cheap. I figure an easy $5,000 to do the job right. That said, if your car is an automatic model, don't bother, you'll toast the transmission in short order.
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It is certainly doable, and folks have in fact done it, but it ain't even remotely cheap. I figure an easy $5,000 to do the job right. That said, if your car is an automatic model, don't bother, you'll toast the transmission in short order.
Ohh ok. Cause I have the 5 speed AT. Any upgrades you suggest doing that wont sacrifice my tranny. Like bigger throttle body maybe?
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Ohh ok. Cause I have the 5 speed AT. Any upgrades you suggest doing that wont sacrifice my tranny. Like bigger throttle body maybe?
Adding a bigger throttle body without a different intake will buy you nothing. The thing is, these engines are pretty well sorted and the dollar to additional power ratio is really poor. If you swap out the J-Pipe for an aftermarket unit you may get a few ponies, but once again, the cost/performance ratio isn't all that great.
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Just do what I wanted to do at one point. Tranny swap!!
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Get a tranny swap by getting an S4.
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