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#1 FromDeeEast

  • Joined:21-October 06
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:Supra

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:29 AM

Soo i've gotten back in a silvia finally, and i've just bought an s14, car is intended for only drift / rare weekends.
Specs:
gt3540, built bottom end, mild cams, injectors, ecu etc.
Problem is the car atm is on a run in tune and f**k me its laggy.

Question is, has anyone tried drifting on a 3540 (or a huge comparable turbo)?

Basically i have two options,
a) retune on 3540, go spastic on suspension
B) sell 3540, buy a 2871r/3071r, retune and leave suspension for now.


Opinions???

#2 6330

  • Joined:18-February 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:180sx, Aprilia SXV

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:46 AM

What suspension mods has the car already got?
Coilovers, castor rods, lsd?

#3 bradsm87

  • Joined:18-May 05
  • Location:Australia TAS
  • Car:2002 S15 Spec S GT

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:20 AM

Rip that shit out and put in a GTX3067R .63. There's nothing worse than lag like that.

Edited by bradsm87, 29 November 2012 - 06:28 AM.


#4 Stilvia

  • Joined:29-May 08
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:S13

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:42 AM

Drag spec turbo, but not drift....

#5 Simon-S14

  • Joined:18-May 04
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

A skilled driver could overcome the lag but if your starting out it well hold you back

#6 george.k

  • Joined:18-October 08
  • Car:200sx

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

i got the same sized turbo. when do u hit full boost?

#7 FromDeeEast

  • Joined:21-October 06
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:Supra

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:42 AM

atm it makes 14psi @ 5100 but as i said its a run in tune.

currently, it has a unknown spring and shock combo and a shimmed diff.

#8 FromDeeEast

  • Joined:21-October 06
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:Supra

Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

I dont have a proper dyno sheet as the car is only running on the run in tune.
I was just thinking instead of wasting $500 on a tune just for a dyno sheet saying it makes 300rwkw of unusable power. I would be better off spending that money on a 2871r.

#9 --Redwork--

  • Joined:18-August 07
  • Location:Australia ACT
  • Car:AE86

Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

If its got a 3540 on there now then I'm going to assume that is high mounted on a t3 flange manifold..
Just go 3071 or 3076 .63 rear and enjoy driving a responsive setup.. GTX is just a waste of money..
Or even a Precision 5558.. roughly the same responce as 3076 but will make more power..

#10 george.k

  • Joined:18-October 08
  • Car:200sx

Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Why dont i take u for a test drive. 300kw 3540 then u can decide from there

#11 slider rx7

  • Joined:14-June 07
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S1 S14 SR20

Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

you will need to lift the limiter upto 8500 and run a short final drive 4.34 or higher, I found it harder after putting the TD06 on, you just have to go faster to keep it up on boost and get use to clutch kicks on slower corners.

The biggest issue I have is when it is raining, you need to go fast to stay on boost but you dont have enough grip to go fast, so you end up going slower and smashing the limiter

#12 bradsm87

  • Joined:18-May 05
  • Location:Australia TAS
  • Car:2002 S15 Spec S GT

Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:40 PM

GTX certainly isn't a waste of money. Theory AND results have proven. I dunno why ppl still buy new GT2871Rs. Is it that ppl dig up old threads from 2006 or something?

If U already have a T3 manifold, the GTX3067R (67, not 76) with a .63 turbine housing would be rediculously responsive and still should make about 290kw at the wheels. That'd be my pick from the Garrett lineup for an SR20 drift turbo. A mate of mine has a GTX3576R which is sort of like the GTX3067R's 'big brother' on a 1J and it's awesome. It's just as responsive as the old GT3071R and makes a fair bit more power on lower boost.





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