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Old 28th April 2009
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Default CR TURBO's 500bhp TURBO rebuild with PICTURES!! YIPEE

hi all heres pictures that CR TURBO's took for me whilst they rebuilt my turbo , i got a really cheap and nasty XS POWER turbo from ebay secondhand for about$140 they are only about $180 new here in england (please note that the $sign means pounds as my keyboard is broken)

so i contacted CR TURBO's on the recommendation of another forum member, i decided to drive there as it was only 90 miles away in hampshire and right near the seaside etc. i spoke to an extremely helpfull chap there called mark , who unpatronisingly put me straight on a few basics, it a cottage industry run by helpfull people with personal professional service . www.crturbos.co.uk my total rebuild and overhaul and performance mods were $275 plus 15% sales tax /VAT,

they got rid of 4mm horizontal play , rebalanced the shaft , new 360 degree oil seals, new 360 thrust bearing , repairing damage to some impellor blades, repaired hidious casting flaws inside the cheap and nasty impellor housing, and all other seals were also replaced with above manufaturer spec. all in all then i have a 450bhp-500bhp turbo for about $550 with a guarantee that this company honour's !! so heres the pictures OPINIONS PLEASE????

AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINING

360 DEGREE THRUST BEARING

CARTRIDGE

Exhaughst side compressor housing

THE NEW YUMMY PARTS !!!

i will show you the final picture when its on the car !!!


if you call CR TURBO's mention SAAB CENTRAL and you will get a little owners club discount, cheers TIM OPINIONS PLEASE.

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looks very BIG - the lag while be horrendous

just cos its capable of 450bhp - doesn't mean just bolting it on will make that much

what other stuff you doing to make use of it ?
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a couple of friends here and at uksaabs have actually pointed that out and said i would not probally get boost until 5k rpm then bang finished a 6k rpm so i would end up with a 1000rpm power band.

so the turbo is going on Ebay whilst i try to find a broken disco potato to overhaul.

thanks martin cheers Tim
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a couple of friends here and at uksaabs have actually pointed that out and said i would not probally get boost until 5k rpm then bang finished a 6k rpm so i would end up with a 1000rpm power band.

so the turbo is going on Ebay whilst i try to find a broken disco potato to overhaul.

thanks martin cheers Tim

How is that? You haven't posted the specs of the turbo, or the rest of your engine.

What size is the compressor wheel? Turbine wheel? Turbine and comp housings? Looks like the comp housing is .50 A/R, that's not too bad. Post up the specs and we'll analyze
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turbo is going on Ebay whilst i try to find a broken disco potato to overhaul.

thanks martin cheers Tim
Not going to test it first?? Can't the people who built it tell you how it will perform?
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thats the biggest turbo I've seen on a c900. Revs should be no problem with an uprated head and a chillcast.
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hope you don't have a distributor in the way.....

Hope it's a reliable kick in the pants
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