A friend in aussie put one on without making anyother changes, after
talking to me about my sport turbo, and as soon as he fitted I got a
email along the lines of [email protected]
#dy h#$ll the truck is now a rocket and so
reponsive this is the turbo toyota should have fitted from new. Since
having driven both stock and Maarten intercooled 12 and 24 valves with
and without the sport turbo my main comment is the intercooler gives a
huge invcrease in torque 380Nm through to 600+Nm and power jumps to
250+Hp the 'sport turbo' just adds a significant degree of sharpness or
agression to the truck as it is really reponsive to the throttle. you
have to be quite careful pulling out to pass if following another car
out as the mid range torque tends to encourage you to try to climb
through there back window as the acceleration is so hard and instant.
0-100km/h at 2550kg rig weight is now 10secs flat not bad for a big
brick shaped whale. I recently took a guy for a spin in my auto truck
who wanted to improve his to perform as close as possible to his V6
commodore (I think sold as a Vauxhall ??? in the UK) as he was selling
the commodore and wanted some passing power on the road. Anyway post
test drive he looked at me and said my commodore would not have a hope
in hell of keeping up with this thing.
HDJ80 VX LTD Auto, 11/96
Maartens transcooler, Sport turbo & intercooler, Rodney's Extreme II
Valvebody, 3.5" Flowmaster, Walbro 6065, Bilstein shocks, pyro, boost,
pre & post intercooler temp gauge, & transtemp gauge
Julian Voelcker wrote:
>>you mean I should go for 'sport' turbo?
>I would. You probably won't get the full benefit unless you upgraded
>the exhaust and slapped an intercooler on, but it would be a start.
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