In an ever searching quest for
more power I have investigated the possibility of removing the
supercharger and installing a turbo. A turbo is quite a bit more
efficient than a supercharger and though I am not aiming for out
and out power, a realistic 220bhp from utilising a Hybrid T25
turbo would I feel keep the driveability and turn the MR2 from a
decently quick car to a very quick car.
So far I have had a turbo manifold
and down pipe made by Carl Crawford in the US.
The crux of the turbo, the manifold. This was handmade for me as
one of five that Carl Crawford fabricated.
A close up of the manifold to turbo flange. Quite a lot of work
has gone into blending the two secondary pipes together.
With the heat shield in place. This is important to keep the
temperature up in the manifold and down in the engine bay
The downpipe complete with flange made to mount to a T25 turbo.
Very nice work
Close up view of the downpipe to turbo outlet flange. Nice work
Flexi pipe on downpipe in the same position as standard.
At the moment I don't have the
funds to finish off the turbo, but it will happen at some point.
Watch this space!