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: HOT vs. LPT

23rd July 2005, 04:47 PM
I was thinking of doing a ECU upgrade on my LPT but would it be possible for me to get a HOT turbo charger instead?

Would I be able to install it alright on a non aero car?

It seems a little bit cheaper to get a HOT charger.

23rd July 2005, 05:14 PM
The TD-04 Mitsubishi as fitted to the Aero requires extra pipework, and the car would'nt run properly without the Aero software. Best route is the remapped ECU from Nordic, Maptun, BSR etc. :cool:

23rd July 2005, 05:44 PM
Thanks a lot!

I am thinking of going with the nordic, is the downpipe crucial to replace. Also I am getting KONI shocks and new springs instead of the Roadhadling Kit.

23rd July 2005, 06:02 PM
Downpipe from stage 3 onwards. The jump to stage 1 gives the biggest bhp per $ increase. :cool: Suspension upgrade is a great idea, just don't forget the brakes, you'll find you carry more speed into/out of corners so some fast road pads won't go amiss.

Chris 9-5
24th July 2005, 06:22 AM
Agreed, simply bolting on a bigger turbo wont give more power, it may mean reaching the maximum performance of the software quicker and for longer but thats all, you need a re map to make the most of the hardware upgrade.

Some of the guys here have the aero turbo with stock and stage 1 upgrades, its a bigger unit so may give more lag, the 3" down pipe massively reduces turbo lag............

I guess what I'm saying is chose a tuner that you can grow with, you will want more after stage 1 so bear that in mind, the Nordic guys seem very helpful too if thats your preference ;)

25th July 2005, 02:24 PM
Also I am getting KONI shocks and new springs instead of the Roadhadling Kit.

That's exactly what I'm running (Konis are "Sports" models). I love it - it's not too harsh and still feels very confident and responsive.

Highly recommended by moi...

27th July 2005, 03:44 AM
You can put also Aero"s (HOT) software in your car. I have change Aero"s turbo, software , air intake pipe and fuel pressure control in my own 2.3t lpt -00. Max boost is about 1.1 bar and run just great:D

uncc 9-5
27th July 2005, 05:27 PM
if i get a HOT can i just go to the dealership and ask them to install the aero software? if not, where can i find it then? indy mechanics?

27th July 2005, 11:12 PM
you could just buy an Aero ECU but i think you need to have stuff changed to match your car, the immobilizer i think

uncc 9-5
29th July 2005, 04:00 PM
i found a TD04 off a aero for $350 with 60K miles! anyone tried rebuilding a TD04? also, are there any other major concerns with upgrading turbos without the software, bedises the lag, and lesser performance as compared to the aero? i dont have the money at the present moment to upgrade to the aero software, unless someone knows where i can find it for cheap.;)

29th July 2005, 05:02 PM
Have you got the extra pipework of an Aero or a 9-3 Viggen?

uncc 9-5
29th July 2005, 06:35 PM
no, but i can prolly find it. what exactly is it, so that when i go to look at the turbo i can get all the necessary pipes etc. if not i can most likely get something fabricated.

30th July 2005, 04:30 AM
You dont need to change the downpipe, for the turbo upgrade.
The only parts you require are
4 pipes(2 water & " oil) and 2 banjo bolts and washers.
Part nos
10-11066422 x4 washers
10-9136524 x2 banjo bolts
10-9174939 pipe
10-9174947 pipe
10-9179458 pipe
10-9182460 pipe
You are looking at about 100.00 for all the parts new, or if you can find an Aero or Viggen in a breakers, you can use them.
I think thats all.

Thanks to Wessy for this information. :cool:

uncc 9-5
30th July 2005, 07:07 PM
thanks for the info. anyone know about rebuilding the turbo or having it rebuilt and how much that is gonna cost or if it is even necessary?

Chris 9-5
31st July 2005, 06:14 AM
What makes you think it needs rebuilding? :confused:

uncc 9-5
31st July 2005, 12:57 PM
i guess it prolly doesnt seing as how the aero almost never has turbo failure and it only has 60k miles. thanks again for all the help.