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Old 12-10-2008, 11:26 AM   #31
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Supercharger whine > Turbo/BOV whistle...


Just my Since I have 2 (soon to be 3) SC'd cars and my wife's turbos, I highly prefer SC. I know this has nothing to offer, but...I'm up late at night thanks to my son crying...grrrr.....
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:00 AM   #32
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I suppose I used the term "how easy" a little loosely. I knew that it wouldn't be as easy as just slapping a turbo on, but i wasnt sure if the already sport tuned engine of a 350 Z would be able to hold up to some extra stress with out gutting the engine. Since I'm unfamiliar with the 350Z, thats what I was trying to figure out. I knew I would have to at least add a new ECU, but wasnt sure about the pistons, rods, head, etc. Starting to regret ever posting this, but thanks for those of you who are actually providing constructive feedback. I appreciate it.
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:20 AM   #33
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You really shouldn't be required (depending on amount of boost you're running that is) to upgrade the pistons, rods, etc...You WILL have to upgrade the fuel system. With a turbo you're pushing more air into the cylinder which could throw off your air/fuel mixture. The best way to do this is with some megasquirt injectors, tuning, high pressure fuel pump, etc. If you run high boost, you should just get a completely upgraded engine.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:51 PM   #34
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If you plan on running even close to 400 hp you WILL have to gut the engine. The 350z has 287hp to begin with so if youre going to be running any kind of boost it would be safe to replace the rods and pistons (which are said to hold up until 400hp, but running anywhere near that is risky with those stock parts)
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:17 PM   #35
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Ok being serious now, I'd suggest you look into turbocharged kits for the 350Z that have already been developed by companies like HKS or Turbotechnics and have a look at what is included in the whole kit. These companies have put the research into what levels of boost the stock engine can manage with ease. Not sure if Greddy does one as I remember them being bankrupt or something like that... Some engineering company in the UK sells a kit which claims to output somewhere like 350hp at around 9psi of boost. Its better to contact them directly and discuss on what your requirements are and how you would want the power delivery.

I've seen 800hp 350Z's taking on the Tsukuba time attack so the engine has allot of potential when rebuilt with stronger parts and a lower compression ratio.
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