Re: What is the best 16v to start with for a G60 conversion? (thetatau87)
Just remember when changing the combustion chamber of a motor, the "squish" area you can increase the chances of detonation. So be mindful of that before you start out.
Going from 10:1 to 9.5:1 would probably be one of those cases where you can do more harm that good.
Going from 10.8:1 to 9:1 maybe a good choice.
There was an untercooled 10:1 16V running around at over 10psi till the guy tach'd it out at like 9000rpm. It then went kaboom. I guess the Type-R sticker didn't hold it together.
Give it shot, either way, a 16V with something that can produce boost at the desired flow rate would be a blast. If you can cam a 1.8 16V and rev it to 7500, then find something that will flow at those rpm's and have a blast.
In most cases, for reliabilities sake, you're probably not gonna find a low compression G60 powered 16V making the big #'s a turbo will make as a daily driver that doesn't need constant service.
Especially if you port/cam that 1.8 16V head, you're gonna way outflow the head.
There's a corrado on ebay, with a 58mm pulley on a 16V. I'm guessing theres some serious punishment going on with that g-lader. or he's got some special g-lader that we don't have.
What kinda horsepower #'s are you looking for really?
210? 250? 300whp?