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Unread 06-10-2011, 04:11 AM
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Question Ebay Turbo Kit for 2.4L LD9

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TQ:MOTORS:1123

I understand a lot of you are against ebay items. I still think for people on lower budgets, you can get a good deal. I'm currently looking at this for my 1996 Chevy Cavalier z24 with a 97 2.4L engine.

What are your opinions on this being worth while? Do you guys think this could actually be a good turbo kit from Ebay? (Seeing as there is no turbo kits for the 2.4L)

I have already contacted the poster and he said it is a direct fit for my car.
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Unread 06-10-2011, 07:49 AM
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MAN! to me, all that looks good! if i had the money, i would SOOOOOO buy it! hahah although.... i would get a good quality blow-off valve like an HKS or a greddy, a turbo jacket, and of course a tune.
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"direct fit" is a joke. It doesn't even include a turbo manifold.

Also, there is NO WAY that turbo is making 490hp.
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Unread 06-11-2011, 01:16 AM
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Of course it'll fit your car, it'll fit any car. There is nothing specific to your car in that "kit".

Here is the list of the parts and what you would need to make them work.
(1) Hybrid Turbo Charger: Should be replaced, no telling how short it's life will be.
(1) Front Mount Intercooler: Decent for a beginner, but should be upgraded when your goals become bigger.
(1) Blow Off Valve: Needs to be replaced. Cheap chinese knock offs can destroy turbos.
(1) Slim Cooling Fan: Unneeded
(1) Fuel Pressure Regulator: Wont fit
(1) Catch Can: Will fit, and a good idea.
(1) 10 Meters Heat Wrap: Unneeded, Ceramic coating is a much better option
(1) Radiator Hose Sleeving Kit: Unneeded.
(1) Universal Intercooler Piping Kit: Wont fit
(1) Non-divided T3 Flange: Nice, but what about the important custom manifold you need to bolt the turbo onto?
(1) Turbo Ram Inlet: Unneeded
(1) Tachometer w/ Shift Light: Unneeded
(1) Oil Pressure Gauge: Unneeded,but a nice option
(1) Water Temp Gauge: Unneeded
(1) Oil Temperature Gauge: Unneeded
(1) Boost/Vacuum Gauge: Unneeded, but a nice option
(1) Volt Gauge: Unneeded
(1) Dash Gauge Pod: Uneeded

In short that "kit" includes no qualitly parts and alot of unneeded parts. It doesnt actually include the parts that you actually need.
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Well, my goal is to buy a kit so I have the majority of parts. There is still an item or two here or there that I would buy. Such as, turbo manifold. I've already found a really nice one for $175. They have another kit that is similiar.. But far less accessories. So maybe that would be the route to go? The other kit is about $450. And there would be plenty of stuff I would still buy.

Also: The kit isn't built to make 490 HP. If you read it, it says you would need to beef up more. (Such as Forged Pistons) It just -supports- 490 HP.
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Unread 06-11-2011, 10:44 AM
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Those "kits" only have 2 or 3 needed items and they are usually low quality that will need to be replaced anyway.

Read these:
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.ph...71821&t=171821
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.ph...=17377&t=17377
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.ph...=57790&t=57790
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.ph...=56976&t=56976

If you are still running the 96 ECU then you are screwed with tuning. The best is swap to a 97 ECU and get it flashed with the LD9 supercharger tune then tune it with HP Tuners.
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I got a 97 engine swap. (Everything mechanically is 97) Thanks for links, Tinkles!
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Unread 06-14-2011, 02:15 AM
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will it work on a 01 2.2?
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Unread 06-14-2011, 12:59 PM
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I dunno. I decided to just go without buying it. Now i'm curious if a T25 Turbo (Pulled from a nissan) will work on my Cavalier? With the goal of getting 250WHP
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