I'm a total n00b, so sorry for my ignorance. I just purchased my 94 SC300 automatic (130K) this weekend, and am really enjoying it. It looks to have been well maintained mechanically (regular maint, synthetic oil, etc). The engine and tranny still feel strong, although a mechanic friend will be testing the compression later this week.
Anyway, he has offered me a turbo that is made for a 1989 Turbo Supra (Greddy kit, to replace the OEM, but never installed). I don't know if this Turbo will work on my car (he is confident that it will), nor do I know what other modifications it will require. I'm concerned about what it will do to the lifespan of my engine/transmission if we install it (assuming it will work). I think he said that it comes stock configured to 6 pounds....what would that do for my power/speed? Does turbo impact the low end performance or high end more? (I'm an idiot when it comes to these things)
Does anyone have any suggestions? I believe he will be giving it to me for free, or selling it to me rather cheaply (very good friend of the family, and the turbo is just sitting new in box at his house) if I want it.
I didn't get my car to mod it out, but I must say that after driving it a few days, the impulse to get more power is overwhelming (yep...I have an addictive personality). My wife has already threatened to beat me with a stick in my sleep if I go too far with this thing, so I am looking for the best 'bang-for-the-buck' that I can get.
I was also thinking of redoing the exhaust to a magnaflow oval muffler and removing the cats (I think there are two cats per line, of which I would remove one and replace the other with a high flow). Anyone have any idea what types of HP returns this would have for me? I hear it also improves your fuel mileage by a mile or two per gallon...anyone find this to be true (please say yes...then I have a good excuse
Thanks for your help.