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Holden 3.8lt Turbo or S/C??

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by Frandy, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Frandy

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    Hey guys,
    I was just wondering wat is the trend with Holden 3.8lts. What is more bang for buck and which is more popular, Turbo or S/C? :w00t:
    I lyk the turbo more, but thats just cause of the awesome sound from the blow-off :yeah:

    Cheerz
     
  2. darktele

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    I dunno what is most popular tho i would say the Superchargers is.. I have not seen a VY turbo as of yet. but if anyone sees or owns a turbo vy i would be interested in the specs and cost of full set up as i'm looking to do somthink turbo to my 3.8ltr vy :p Ecotec engine.
     
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    I think Holden engines or even american build engines get more power out or S/C. :unsure: like mercedes which is Compressor=Supercharged.
     
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    id have to say if a gen3 go twin turbo if you have the $$$$ more kw/$ with turbos on high boost and intercooled, even a v6 with benifit from a bi turbo setup, but if your low on cash go the supercharged way, my 2 cents
     
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    OK guys, i have another question....what is more bang for buck, or which one is most sensible to go with??
     
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    id say S/C, dont know why but i do, just have the feelign they would be less hassle after reading around and seeign what happens when peopel try to twin turbo and need to replace all sorts of stuff
     
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    You'd have to figure the supercharging option is easier, knowing that Holden already fit them to the Ecotech in certain vehicles. I could be talking out my a#se, but isnt the VT andonwards S-model a supercharged Ecotech? (Any internal work done on these or is it just a bolt on and reconfig ECU?)

    The turbo is probably a dicier option, but FIT and CAPA both do a turbo I believe.
     
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    common misconception #459 - a supercharger uses a blow off valve too, depending on the type of blower system installed :king:
     
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    Well, supercharger is cheaper, but turbo will get a bigger bang.
    looking at bout $20,000 you could have your ecotec a good rival against any worked v8
    i'm talking 440 RW HP/ 330 RW KW from just a GT30 setup
    thats talkin 0km-100km in 4seconds
    of cause with a good stall converter etc etc
    but 4sec's from a V6 think about it, the new 6L 297kw V8 HSV R8 only does it in 5.1 seconds!

    you can do it for bout $14,000
    but if your gonna do it, do it right the first time and upgrade the things that are gonna go, e.g, diff, gear box, tail shaft, brakes, and take your motor to an engineering company, and have it modified to handle the compression of a Turbo application, Face it otherwise your just gonna keep blowing it up!!

    Even VL boys have that problem, rebuild an RB30 chuck the turbo on, bye bye pistons and con rods, yet buy a second hand motor from the wreckers, turbo it and drives a real treat!
     
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    i somehow dont think frandy needs a car that can do 0-100 in 4secs :p
    And not for 20,000 (thats the value of my car lol)
     
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    Never know, 4 seconds ey?? Sounds lyk fun :yeah:
     
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    The only things basically common to the L67 (Super6) and the L36 (Ecotec) is the block, sump, rockers, pushrods and oil pump. Everything else internal is different (pistons, rods, bal shaft, heads etc). Check this FILE for more details. Plus you only get factory auto trans behind a L67.

    Oh and VS was the first model fitted with the L67 ;)
     
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    How much roughyl for everything involved with a small single turbo setup
     

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