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Old 01-12-2004, 08:07 AM   #1
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can i install turbocharger in my BMW Z4?

can i install turbocharge in my BMW Z4? if so how? where? can i have some info? do the public auto garage do it for me if i pay them? im willing to pay for the turbocharger for my z4 but....where? how? what shop? :o
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Old 01-12-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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Re: can i install turbocharger in my BMW Z4?

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can i install turbocharge in my BMW Z4? if so how? where? can i have some info? do the public auto garage do it for me if i pay them? im willing to pay for the turbocharger for my z4 but....where? how? what shop? :o
The best place to install a turbo on a Z4 is either in the trunk or on the roof. Bring it to my public auto garage and we can do the job for only $10,000.
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:57 PM   #3
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Re: can i install turbocharger in my BMW Z4?

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The best place to install a turbo on a Z4 is either in the trunk or on the roof. Bring it to my public auto garage and we can do the job for only $10,000.

what about between the two seats?
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:46 PM   #4
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Re: can i install turbocharger in my BMW Z4?

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The best place to install a turbo on a Z4 is either in the trunk or on the roof. Bring it to my public auto garage and we can do the job for only $10,000.

i disagree
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Old 01-13-2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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Holy crap, that looks like a real install on a Camaro or Firebird. That sucker must have some serious lag. WOW. 8O
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Old 01-13-2004, 06:50 PM   #6
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I thought turbos were supposed to be mounted a bit closer to the actual engine than that.
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Hobo, it is, i've been told that it's an "LT1 turbo kit"
don't know if it's true or not
EDIT: seems it is true 8O tryin to find the info right now

yes Bav, turbos are supposed to be mounted as close to the engine as possible, technically as close to the exhaust ports as possible, the farther away the more heat is lost, the more heat that is lost increases the lag of the turbo
also, the more heat that is lost, the less efficient the turbo is



figures that it's a bowtie-boy doin that type of install
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:14 PM   #8
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oh jeebus cripes....
i found it
well, one of 'em anyways

go to www.camaroZ28.com
do a search for "STS turbo"

one result
http://web.camaross.com/forums/showthread.php?s=e394c2300269f24d24dadd3fa3c7f681& threadid=204097

places selling 'em
http://www.fbodymotorsports.com/inc/pdetail?v=1&pid=9402

http://www.ststurbo.com/camaro_install_pics
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:14 AM   #9
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As an engineer i can respect the inginuity of it however i can't understand why on earth you would put it way the heck back there i mean howmany different joints must there be for the boost to leak outta? I wonder if it really gives you 60% hp and tq gains like it claims that seems a little gratuitus.
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As an engineer i can respect the inginuity of it however i can't understand why on earth you would put it way the heck back there i mean howmany different joints must there be for the boost to leak outta? I wonder if it really gives you 60% hp and tq gains like it claims that seems a little gratuitus.

As long as it's installed correctly I think it'll work. It'd just take some gettin used to.
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As long as it's installed correctly I think it'll work. It'd just take some gettin used to.
Satty the engineer speaks. What part of it will "take some gettin used to".
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As long as it's installed correctly I think it'll work. It'd just take some gettin used to.
Satty the engineer speaks. What part of it will "take some gettin used to".

I don't know. I had just woken up from a "nap" at school (Spanish Class) and decided to go on here for a little while. I don't remember this post at all. intresting.
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As long as it's installed correctly I think it'll work. It'd just take some gettin used to.
Satty the engineer speaks. What part of it will "take some gettin used to".

I don't know. I had just woken up from a "nap" at school (Spanish Class) and decided to go on here for a little while. I don't remember this post at all. intresting.

29 minutes between posts...and both are "after" the nap?

Nice back-pedal.

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Old 01-15-2004, 07:59 PM   #15
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Looks like a good engineer could design a douuble wall exhaust pipe to eliminate the heat loss?
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