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Which turbo for modified 617?
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Which turbo for modified 617?
I am trying to decide on which wastegated turbo for my 617 that will hopefully have one of Goran's 6mm M-pumps. I am running a higs stall converter and am looking for better low end and not worried about top speed. I am considering the MasterPower R442-2 as well as a Turbonetics T3 F1-49 50trim .48A/R in either a standard or ball bearing. I am not worried about price, just performance. I am leaning towards the ball bearing turbonetics but am open to all suggestions.
11-01-2012, 11:58 AM
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RE: Which turbo for modified 617?
I fprice is no issue, a larger variable vane will get you what you want. Others can chime in on the exact model(s).
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617.952-220k-Getting built up
larsalan Wrote:I guess I need to look at this stupid ass drip shit. What you have to like mess with those elements on the pump? What a fucking hassle. then use some wire to hold the throttle open or some shit?
11-01-2012, 01:05 PM
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RE: Which turbo for modified 617?
(11-01-2012, 01:05 PM)Simpler=Better Wrote: I fprice is no issue, a larger variable vane will get you what you want. Others can chime in on the exact model(s).
At this time I am only interested in wastegated turbos and price is an issue. I can get the turbonetics ball bearing for $850.00 new and the standard for $600.00 or the MonsterTurbo R442 for roughly the same price as the ball bearing turbonetics.
11-01-2012, 05:37 PM
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RE: Which turbo for modified 617?
With a budget that high you should be able to get a used HE351VE, but be warned-it's a HUGE turbo
Newbie-read this: Cheap Tricks
617.952-220k-Getting built up
larsalan Wrote:I guess I need to look at this stupid ass drip shit. What you have to like mess with those elements on the pump? What a fucking hassle. then use some wire to hold the throttle open or some shit?
11-01-2012, 06:45 PM
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RE: Which turbo for modified 617?
Forum member kmaser has said his 617 in his G-wagon with 6.5mm MW elements and the Master Turbo R444-2 is working awesome. He was looking for low end grunt and a good top end.


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(11-01-2012, 06:45 PM)Simpler=Better Wrote: With a budget that high you should be able to get a used HE351VE, but be warned-it's a HUGE turbo

Yes huge turbo, probably not a good choice for low end power.


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11-01-2012, 07:50 PM
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RE: Which turbo for modified 617?
(11-01-2012, 06:45 PM)Simpler=Better Wrote: With a budget that high you should be able to get a used HE351VE, but be warned-it's a HUGE turbo
I am looking for more low end, not less.

(11-01-2012, 07:50 PM)DeliveryValve Wrote: Forum member kmaser has said his 617 in his G-wagon with 6.5mm MW elements and the Master Turbo R444-2 is working awesome. He was looking for low end grunt and a good top end.


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(11-01-2012, 06:45 PM)Simpler=Better Wrote: With a budget that high you should be able to get a used HE351VE, but be warned-it's a HUGE turbo

Yes huge turbo, probably not a good choice for low end power.


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Yes, I think I have read everything about the masterpower r444-2 on this forum site and am definitely considering it.
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11-01-2012, 08:18 PM
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RE: Which turbo for modified 617?
(11-01-2012, 08:18 PM)thegooch27 Wrote:
(11-01-2012, 06:45 PM)Simpler=Better Wrote: With a budget that high you should be able to get a used HE351VE, but be warned-it's a HUGE turbo
I am looking for more low end, not less.

Since you want to stay with the wastegate turbos, another idea for low end grunt is compound setup.

Perhaps using a Mitsubishi (MHI) TD04 or TD05 type for the small turbo and then a HX35-40 for the upper range. The MHI turbos are plentiful and have different sizes within the types and are closely related to the Holset HX20-27 models, and of course you can get the HX35-40s anywhere.


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11-02-2012, 11:55 AM
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RE: Which turbo for modified 617?
Well I ended up buying the MasterPower. Thanks for your help.
11-03-2012, 11:16 PM
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