Going to start a thread of my NA-T build as I will need TONS of help from everyone. I've been inspired after three years of owning this car that it just straight up sucks. It's slow, I've been spanked by everything from a tuned GSR, an SRT8, to even a VW GTI. This is just not acceptable.
I was inspired recently as a friend was cleaning his basement the other day, and came across an intercooler and turbo that he forgot about. Both have been sitting for about 4 years but were rarely used. The turbo and intercooler were used on his 500hp EVO. I'm not sure about the compatibility just yet, but he's offered them to me for free. He had them installed for under 5,000 miles and decided to sell the car and went back to stock.
My main goals are to stay very simple and to keep my stock W58. Obviously this limits me to 350-375hp but that's fast enough compared to this slug that we own. This has to be a budget friendly build as my wife and I are expecting our first child in October and I have bigger priorities than a 20 year old ghetto rocket lead sled. But, I have a side business that finances my car addiction without pissing off the wife too much.
The outside and inside of my car are very complete. Black and tan interior, wide wheels, 97+ all around with Fujin front and rear lip, 97 tails, etc. It looks bad@ss without the fun. 160k miles on my stock GE, it runs very well minus earlier hiccups over the years. Everything is new underneath, radiator, alternator, waterpump, timing belt, every seal...the list goes on and on.
Goal: $2,000 budget as of now. I'm going to be glued to the FS section on CL, SF, and various NA-T forums. Most of the parts installed will be USED, I have no shame
. I'm not going to do an FFIM as of now.
-Exhaust manifold to possibly match existing free turbo. If I can't find anything compatible, I'll attempt to sell the turbo on the Evo forums and use the money for one that will work.
-Intercooler - Free, just brackets and zip ties
-Intercooler piping and couplers plus custom welding or a used kit that fit reasonably.
-Clutch and pressure plate that can deliver 350hp with daily driven comfort. Looking for suggestions.
-Oil feed and drain lines
-Fuel pump is currently a TT bosch that I replaced last year. I think it will be enough.
-Engine Management - NO IDEA, maybe the GTE ECU?
-4 Runner cap and rotor unless the engine management requires coil packs and dist. delete.
-Injectors - I think stock will be fine for my small amount of hp but open to 440 debate.
-Custom downpipe and exhaust that is quiet and resonated, almost stock. I want to install a QTP electric exhaust cut out!
-BOF - HKS or something legit.
-Wastegate - TiAL only, will not cheapo out on this. What mm should I purchase?
-Manual Boost controller and gauge
-New Engine and tranny mounts, they're 19 years old and it's probably time to replace them.
-Differential, open to options or suggestions if needed.
- Labor, the two hands that the Lord gave me plus any help from friends and forum members.
I'll add to this list as I receive suggestions and required missing items. Feel free to reply or send PM's. I've debated going 1JZ/2JZ-GTE, but going single requires a lot more money to reach 350hp+. I have a perfectly working GE ....so why not use it?