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Date:         Thu, 19 Dec 2002 15:02:58 -0600
Reply-To:     Chris Mills <scmills@TNTECH.EDU>
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From:         Chris Mills <scmills@TNTECH.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Turbo charging Vanagons
Comments: To: Stan Wilder <wilden1@JUNO.COM>
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>I hate to bring up this subject but .......... has anybody done one of >these Turbo installations? >I just got off of Ebay looking at a bunch of buyer beware Turbo's and >found prices from 20$ to 1200$. >Just for the sake of argument I'd like to know about how much increase in >HP one might get with a Turbo charger designed for approximately a 2000 >cc engine? >Although the prices might meet a budget it appears that you could throw >several hundred bucks in just mounting and exhaust.

Been studying on it for years. I have heard figures between 50% and 90% increases in HP. Depends alot on how much boost you have it set for. 9 psi is the limit for regualr pump gas I'm told. I do not know what base compression ratio this is working with.

I thought about it in my bus (and may still pursue it in a hundred years when I've got time) but plan to play with it first in my Type IV powered Beetle.

Chris M. <"Busbodger" of "TEAM SLOWPOKE"> Cookeville, Tennessee

ICQ# 5944649

'78 VW Westfalia (67 HP -> that is...67 Hamster Power) '65 Beetle - Type IV powered '99 CR-V AWD station wagon '81 CB900 Custom moto-chickle 2.5 Corvair engines for my Trans-vair Conversion

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