View Full Version : d.d. turbo
06-21-2003, 03:47 AM
i know most of you guys have gts's but i was wondering what you guys think about this turbo kit for the gt's that david draper is coming out with. im seriously thinking about this kit and was just looking to see what you guys think about it. with davids rep on this site and all the work that has gone into it, it sounds pretty sweet.
06-21-2003, 06:50 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm getting it. I almost have all the money ready right now.
06-21-2003, 12:14 PM
id give it a :thumbup: sometimes i think back and wonder if i was better off with a GT because it was so much cheaper than the GTS back then, and the FI seems much safer on the engine. it's not like i need my gts to hit 300+ hp anyway here in hawaii.
as for the dave draper turbo, theyve been workin so hard developing that thing, im sure they wouldnt release a bad product. jus keep your fingers crossed you dont have a bad apple!
06-21-2003, 04:19 PM
I'm with Jay. They've put so much R&D into that thing, that it's prolly going to be one of the better kits out there.
06-23-2003, 11:46 AM
where would you guys suggest having it installed? supposedly d.d. said this kit could be installed in your driveway with just some jackstands but i dont know......install night?????? anyways, do you think their projection of about $500-600 for install from a shop would relate to our prices here or would the shops here generally charge more labor?
06-23-2003, 03:08 PM
I think that's still the usual going rate for that kind of install down here. Last I heard, that was around what my friend paid to have his turbo installed on his Civic.
But basically that kind of stuff should be pretty "bolt on" for the most part. Aside from having an oil return line tapped into the oil pan, which you can have done somewhere else.
Not something I'd want to tackle on an install night tho. Any of the local shops should be able to do it tho... it's kind of standard fare work for them.
06-25-2003, 11:54 PM
Actually I have been emailing Dave and reading his posts for a while and the kit is pretty much bolt on like QWKsilvr808 said. I am not sure wha injectors he decided on going for sinse the 440cc that he was looking needed to be spliced due to the different conectors.
"#2 New injectors. Good 'cause they're 440cc, so if you want to go further with the kit you can. However, there is an issue. The injectors that are commonly available do not physically fit in the cylinder head. To make them fit properly, you'd have to shave the head with a dremmel tool or something along those lines. The only injectors on the planet that fit in the head without modification have a slightly different connector than those on the Toyota injectors, so a different connector would be necessary. We're trying like crazy to come up with an adapter, but it just might not be possible. If that's the case, pigtailed plugs would come with it, but the harness would have to be spliced. I realize that's not ideal, but there just isn't an alternative. It won't affect reliability/driveability and will only add a little bit of time to the install, but of course, if I can get around it I will."
David Draper June 11th
The kit also doesnt need major tuning unless you really want to. The computer can be upgraded by downloading specific maps that wil be online all you need is the program and a laptop.
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