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rb30 turbo conversion

Discussion in 'Straight 6 Development And Modification' started by SLO 057, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. SLO 057

    SLO 057 i got chevy badges LOL!

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    how hard is it to turbo an rb30?
    or should i buy a rb25det and loom and bolt it into the vl commodore?
     
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    Dose Pipe New Member

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    its about 10 hards to do a turbo conversion

    and about 13 hards to put a rb25 in
     
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    hsvpunk volunteer firefighter

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    VN_Luke ƃuoɹʍ ʇsnɾ sı sıɥʇ

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    rb25 stock turbo = 100% epa friendly
    rb30 non turbo converted to turbo = 0% epa friendly.
     
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    greenfoam New Member

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    I reckon the laws are bendy enough to allow a turbo on a NA RB30 to be legal if everythings stock, since it's a factory option, same deal as bigger wheels and bigger brakes really, factory cams and manifold options are legal
     
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    It would be easier and cheaper to turbo the N/A high compression RB30 motor. I think you have to upgrade the brakes to VL turbo or better for it too be road worthy.
     
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    Troy5L building a lemon

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    just wack a turbo on
     
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    BOY1236 Crazy dude in a V8

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    I'd go with the RB25.

    here we install the RB on everything, (Camaro, Laural, Supra, Cefiro ... etc)

    if you want it as a daily driver, get the RB25DE (non turbo) very strong, never breaks down ...
     
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    PaRaDoX Because Racecouch...

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    why would you stick a RB25 in a supra :p thats the biggest downgrade ever :p

    stick a 2jz in it :p

    once you turbo your RB30E you will be 2 kebabs away from hektic!
     
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    id go rb25t all the way my mate got a turbo kit for his na vl calais and now its stuffed.but the rb25 is a simople conversion so ive been told and is faster and seay to mod
     
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    Bax Projecting

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    Rb25/30.

    Do it!

    Otherwise I'd just convert the 30, you won't destroy it if you're smart about things.
     
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    BOY1236 Crazy dude in a V8

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    the Supra engine 2jz-gte is good and strong ... but not reliable

    they never sustain the heat,

    the RB25 is a beast!, rarely break down, doesn't need much care (oil,coolant..)

    and if you upgrade a few internal components, you will be able to stick a bigger turbo ....
     

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