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What Turbo?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by The Riddler, Jun 11, 2011.

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    [Jun 11, 2011]
    Hi all,

    I have a '96 1.8T with the AEB engine, looking to fit a larger turbo at some point, can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Your first choice has to be a power target. Everything else depends on that figure.
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    Not planning on mega BHP in all honesty, the car has just done 200k but there is a tiny crack on the turbine housing.

    I'd rather uprate than straight replace. So more power... I'd probably be looking down the avenue of:

    Turbo
    Front Mount Intercooler
    Enclosed air filter (Car has been running a 57i since before I bought it)
    De-cat
    Re-map or mappable system.

    Obviously I think I'd have to uprate my clutch and brakes at the same time...

    Also need to find some coilovers in due course too!
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    If your not going for any power goals And upgrading you could go with a genuine Borg warner bolt on K04-015 (around £700 and not a eBay shanghai special at around £300) good for 210bhp or go scroll or Frankenturbo they are are good for 240-300bhp depending on compressor spec (around £600-£800) franken is the better deal as you get the exhaust manifold and diverter or 3" maf !
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    Yeh the frankenturbo is a good buy i think.

    The turbine housing on every single K03 turbo in existence is probably cracked, it usually doesnt affect them at all, why do you think yours needs replaced?
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    Im going t3 with external wastegate and screamer pipe just to be different :happy:
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Screamer pipe on a A4 I likey lol
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    thanks lol
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    You may have problems tuning with the ecu on a 96?
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    Yeh, probably best swapping it for a later harness and ECU.
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