On3 or build your own

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  1. KillNThrill24

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    Buddy of mine wants to put a turbo on his 2v, I told him to check out the newer On3 kits to see if they are worth a damn. I've seen a lot of good reviews about the recent kits. But he said he wants to build a kit using better parts. My question is where should he go to buy the cold side and hot side? I found the MMR hotside which he liked but nothing on the cold side yet.. Would you recommend the newer On3 or build your own? I think he's shooting for 5-600rwhp. What turbo would you guys use?
     
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    Correction looks like MMR stopped selling their hot side... So he'll need a hot side too
     
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    [MENTION=17244]hondarocks61[/MENTION] is putting one on his 5.0 from on3. Maybe he can put his $0.02 in here.
     
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    The 5.0 kit is way different from the 2V kit.

    Does your buddy have a big budget? Hellion offers a kit that is pretty much complete from the K-member to the exhaust.
    Last time I checked On3's kit comes with alot of parts that you will end up replacing in the long run. I'm hoping their new front facing kit has been optimized because many people were complaining about their previous kits.

    If you build you own kit, you're still probably going to end up spending quite some money.

    I would PM [MENTION=18213]Turbo2vGT[/MENTION]. He has a custom setup on his 2V and he can probably shed some light on where he got his parts for the hot & cold side.

    Also [MENTION=8889]justinschmidt1[/MENTION] since he ran the on3 kit but upgraded it.
     
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    I'm aware they're different but they're made from the same company therefor same quality...
     
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    Yeah Turbo2v is my buddy Corey haha I should have probably asked him in the first place. His car is the ultimate freight train mode.. Good God that thing puts you back in your seat and keeps you planted lol. Baddest 2v around here and all near by areas.

    He's looking to spend as little as possible, if at all possible. Turbo's are expensive, we all know that. But any money you can possibly save along the way the better right?

    Yeah JS had the old school kit which from what everyone said, is a total POS. That's why I was wondering what people thought of the most recent kit release. I know LMR has it for $1800 which is a good price even if your only using the cold/hot side. You could sell the turbo/bov/wastegate and make a few bucks back on it and because it's all "fitted" for the mustang there isn't much guesswork involved, if that makes any sense
     
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    Five your right about that kit quality tho, they should really be about the same
     
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    Joey [MENTION=18400]1bad9d5[/MENTION] is running an On-3 turbo on his 95. I'm looking into the on-3 kit aswell, they've supposedly fixed a lot of prior issues
     
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    First, What happened to that guy?
    Second, I've heard that it's a decent kit but after a while you'll have to replace the turbo itself.
     
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    JS is on that CTS-V good-good now lol

    But yeah like I said you could sell the turbo/bov/wastegate when the time comes for a couple hundred bucks I'm sure, and make back some of the money you spent on the kit of $1800. So say you sold them all for $300 (just a ballpark) then you bought the hotside and coldside for $1500. Still overpriced? Yes. but not nearly as bad and a lot less fabbing than picking up universal cold side's and.. I'm not sure where you would find just a hot side anymore lol. It's giving me a few idea's myself honestly. Shame the fuel system and suspension mod's cost a ton
     
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    why doesnt he just buy a used centrifugal kit from someone. they can be pretty cheap
     
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    Dude wants a turbo haha can't say I blame him honestly
     
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    I was going Procharger, until someone told me about this. I'm on the fence now, considering it's a 1/3 of the price.
     
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    Yea I am running an On3 kit on my 95 GT, 70mm, 28mm wastegate, 50mm BOV... 10 pounds of boost, and im about to put it up to 12 when I get my GT40 heads and an intake for the car in march, I bought the kid back in March of 2012 and started the install in June of this year... so I guess they have changed some things from then? but so far cross my fingers I guess based off of 90% of the peoples opinion who never have had an On3 that nothing goes wrong, but so far, im in love with it, I think he should get the On3 for sure
     
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    Thanks for the positive responses fellas. It's always good to relay information from real users.

    Caboose I say go for it man what've you got to lose? (I say that lightly of course lol)

    1bad9d5 I knew you had a turbo bro but didn't know it was an On3. Hope it works out for you! I'll definitely pass on the info. Hey even the cheap guys get better with time right? I mean, if they were still as bad as when they started... Would they still be in business?
     
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    yea man bought it like a week after I bought my gt lmao.. but then shit happened which is why it took me a year to start it.. but shes all hooked up and ready to go... gonna be at the track and plenty of shows with her in the new season, cant wait
     
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    Their next gen forward-facing kit seems to be much higher in fit an finish than their older kits from what I hear.

    I'd get their BASIC kit (tubing, brackets, intercooler, etc...) but I would leave out their wastegate, BOV, injectors, and MAF for superior quality pieces.
     
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    He has a point, I had an issue with their injectors and had to buy a new set of 60 pounders :/ and I didn't buy new ones from them .... Also the wastegate came with the kit, no issue, but my BOV was not from them either so I guess its not 100%On3 but yea

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    Ok so granted I'm new to the turbo idea, but why does it say the forward facing kit is recommended for auto trans but the regular kit doesn't say anything?
     
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    I keep hearing that they fixed stuff that was previously wrong.... I keep hearing about how they are better now... I say "keep hearing" meaning for about a month or two, but for some reason I have not actually heard from anyone really running the new kit to say,"YES, its better and worth every penny now everyone needs in on this cool-aid". I mean I could tell you all that I am actually yoda but until you see me for sure unsure you will be um hmmmm???? I mean don't get me wrong, I want there to be an affordable, reliable, easy to put together kit for sn's but I have not really heard of such a thing to be made yet. Seems like there have been more then a few lately that have caught a turbo bug and I hope it works out....