I'm in the middle of a Turbo Conversion myself. Guess I'll see what happens.I know several people who have turbo'd their G60. I dont know a single person who regrets it.
Good read. The last post sums it up.
it kicks in later, torque curve is different. you kinda have a peak at +/-3500rpm, below 2500 i find it a lame car... with the turbo that is...
So what time did it run in the 1/4? And on what tires? What are the specs on the car exactly?I have had this one out for nearly 15 years now and still no takers and there never will be, lol
$1000 bucks on the table to beat the BBM Twin Screw with a turbo in the 1/8 mile or 1/4 mile.
This is using an internally stock 1.8L PG 8v engine on the factory management.
Same tires, same diff, same weight car.
This is not about building a $100k no limit single digit race car against this engine.... :what:
In 2007 we held an event at the Woodburn drag-strip called the Autoblitzkrieg.So what time did it run in the 1/4? And on what tires? What are the specs on the car exactly?
After finishing my swap to turbo, this is no way in hell I would ever want to go back to a G-lader. Only a +40hp increase at the same exact boost levels, on the same exact management. Lysolm might be a different story with higher CFM and/or efficiency, but this song and dance is dead. Turbos's won. The biggest catch to this challenge is literally nobody is going to build that engine anymore. There is no reason to do a turbo PG, when you have the bigger displacement, better head design ABA's lying around every junkyard. Hell there probably isn't that many PG or Digifant 1 cars kicking around North America anymore, period. I probably came the closest in recent years doing a 1.8 bottom end, running Digi 1 still, but I still switched to a ABA head for obvious reasons. Why would I use a counter flow head and make life harder then it has to be. Same kinda goes for Digi 1, it's already a stumbling point, (already forced to use an extra injector to keep from leaning out at high boost) and standalone is very likely my next purchase.
Hell we have a whole thread on the 'tex about turbo ABA's making 200- 300whp, and even 400whp+. Several of them are 12 and 11 second cars, there is a 10 second ABA turbo rabbit (open diff 020 I believe). And yeah we can argue semantics, and say these aren't PG's, but they are awfully close in design. What I'm getting at it is, if in some weird parallel universe 9 out of 10 mk3's had a PG in them, then we would see PG turbo's putting out 300-400whp and not these ABA's. Then your challenge would have long been smashed.
Not to mention it's a pretty stacked challenge, it preys on the weakness of Digifant 1 not being able to supply enough fuel at high boost level, you almost need to use a supercharger and make the power under the curve, where you can keep enough fuel in it. The turbo car would make it's ground at high rpm/high boost, where Digifant just isn't capable.
Much prefer turbo noise to Lysholm whine too. It would be hard to live with a twin screw on a car I drive as much as I do my Jetta.
Yes as noted the turbo conversion can work and run ok for some people on the G60.Turbo pricing and availability is another huge factor I didn't even touch on. That's what ultimately lead me to do a turbo conversion, and luckily, no regrets whatsoever.
Yeah, but my car is officially powered by nothing now.By the way, this is the G60 PG 8v forum, not ABA