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I know that questions about turbochargers seem to be running rampant but I have to ask. I am fixing to buy a newer engine for my 1985 porsche 944 (na). So I will only have about 60k miles on the newer engine instead of almost 200k miles. I am seriously thinking about adding a turbo to the newer engine and I am wondering if anyone out there knows of a particular turbocharger that would be good for my car?

posted by  chris945

Yeah, it's called the factory set-up on a 944 Turbo. Get a wrecked car and transfer everything you need.

http://ducati.itgo.com/pictures/944/p6/por6.jpg

posted by  vwhobo

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posted by  hondaman

Are you sure? I can see it just fine.

http://ducati.itgo.com/pictures/944/p6/por6.jpg

posted by  vwhobo

what all parts would I have to upgrade or change over to turn it into the factory turbo. When I first bought the car I checked into it and I was told that I would have to upgrade a TON of things.

posted by  chris945

I can now too, I got a "Remote Linking Forbidden" message earlier. Damn wireless network. :banghead:

posted by  hondaman

I'll be honest with you, I don't really know. The only time that I did it we has a perfectly straight 944 and a totalled Turbo. All we did was gut the 944 and then put the complete Turbo drivetrain into it.

posted by  vwhobo

Like vwhobo said, if you had a wrecked 944 turbo then you just swap the entire motor, trans, rear-end, drive shafts, and half-shafts.

If you were going to put the turbo set-up on your current motor, then you would have to swap out a lot of components.

posted by  theman352001

I have been looking for a 944 turbo for quite some time now and have found 0 of them. Not even a totalled one. Guess I either have to head off to Dallas or just go with a different turbo.

posted by  chris945

Well i gotta agree with VwHobo on this one all the way. It would be better to get the factory turbo set up than to half ass one on there, as I'm sure no one makes a turbo kit for a 944( at least not any more),and if they did it would cost probably more than the car is worth(blue book wise not what you personally value the car at). And you could always upgrade the factory turbo set up with bigger turbo, or a waste gate and blow off valve,or maybe an intercooler if you want. But at the least the factory turbo would be a good starting point and the cheapest.

posted by  x1/9-rally

could get the stock turbo manifold and get custom flanges done to it to support a bigger turbo and an external W/G (if u buy a turbo without an internal ofc). just throwing in another idea.

posted by  Inygknok

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