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slow4dr
08-02-2018, 09:28 PM
GT28R :thumb:

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Daryl
08-02-2018, 09:59 PM
nice....ecotec > dodge

edgeandink
08-02-2018, 10:12 PM
Thats the 2.0t thats going into the solstice gxp, correct? Is that a gm crate engine or was it donated?

Thirteens420k
08-02-2018, 10:12 PM
someone say my name???

slow4dr
08-02-2018, 10:24 PM
No, it's a 2.4 VVT N/A out of a HHR. The stock turbo on the GXP is pretty small compared to the GT28R.

lunchbox660
08-03-2018, 02:12 AM
that outlet on the O2 housing looks awful small for an aftermarket setup...it almost looks only as big as our stock outlet at the manifold...whats up with that? im sure it works fine, but i ALREADY see room for improvement, and thats scary considering how much that kit is prolly gonna cost...I'm guessing its a pretty good bit over $2000, especially if it is all inclusive...

liteshow
08-03-2018, 02:16 AM
That wga is gunna be hard to get at to adjust.

blackbird
08-03-2018, 06:52 AM
Are they including that specific turbo with the kit and are there any of the other specs for the turbo? It's also probably small (including the exhaust) because the internals can't take a lot. The 2.4L supposedly has some upgrades, but I doubt it'll be recommended to push over mid-200's. That would still be a healthy improvement over stock. So if the turbo system is matched accordingly to the engines capabilities it should flow enough and have a nice power curve. And I'd bet you don't need to play around with the WGA as much as on the SRT-4 because there should be way less backpressure. Just a good ol' boost controller.

I thought I read recently that the GXP/Red Line 2.0L are using the same or similar turbo as the Saab (Ecotec) 2.0T, which would mean it's MHI TD04-based (the "light pressure" Saab's are now longer sold in the US and came with a Garrett). It does look a little different though and I haven't seen one up close.

slow4dr
08-03-2018, 08:59 AM
Are they including that specific turbo with the kit and are there any of the other specs for the turbo? It's also probably small (including the exhaust) because the internals can't take a lot. The 2.4L supposedly has some upgrades, but I doubt it'll be recommended to push over mid-200's. That would still be a healthy improvement over stock. So if the turbo system is matched accordingly to the engines capabilities it should flow enough and have a nice power curve. And I'd bet you don't need to play around with the WGA as much as on the SRT-4 because there should be way less backpressure. Just a good ol' boost controller.

I thought I read recently that the GXP/Red Line 2.0L are using the same or similar turbo as the Saab (Ecotec) 2.0T, which would mean it's MHI TD04-based (the "light pressure" Saab's are now longer sold in the US and came with a Garrett). It does look a little different though and I haven't seen one up close.


The 2.4 internals are weak. From what I hear they are running 7-8 psi with this kit on the N/A engines and they are making in the low-mid 200's. Here are the Garrett options for T25 flanges turbos. You will have to be reserved when choosing a compressor housing because there isn't much room between it and the manifold. I am curious to see people use this on the 2.0 S/C as a twin charger set-up.

GT25
GT2554R - 471171-3
GT2560R - 466541-1
GT2560R - 466541-4

GT28
GT2854R - 471171-9
GT2860R - 707160-5
GT2860R - 707160-7
GT2860RS - 739548-1
GT2871R - 472560-15
GT2871R - 743347-1
GT2871R - 743347-2
GT2876R - 705330-1
GT2876R - 705330-2


I completely agree about adjusting the WGA. boost controller FTW

Joe, the outlet(at least at the turbine wheel) has probably near double the volume the outlet of the SRT turbo has.

punkrokdood
08-03-2018, 09:02 AM
^^^ the turbo has a nice sized outlet, but the pipe looks rather small :lol:

switch it out to a 3" exhaust, and a dump WG :thumb:

blackbird
08-03-2018, 06:29 PM
The 2.4 internals are weak. From what I hear they are running 7-8 psi with this kit on the N/A engines and they are making in the low-mid 200's. Here are the Garrett options for T25 flanges turbos. You will have to be reserved when choosing a compressor housing because there isn't much room between it and the manifold. I am curious to see people use this on the 2.0 S/C as a twin charger set-up.

So is Garrett going to be selling just an "everything but the turbo" kit and you add your own or have you heard if they'll be trying to sell a few bundled aftermarket packages? It's been a while since I've looked at any type of kit they've sold but I thought they were selling mostly just manifold kits for a while.

I'd be curious to see how well a twin charged setup holds up. They upgraded quite a bit of the internals for the S/C LSJ engine but you can still see cost cutting at work. They used a few of the Saab developed pieces but went with weaker forged powered metal rods, for example.

As a side note, my Turbo Grand Prix with a 3.1L V6 came with a T25. A big T25 (.83 exhaust side), but still a T25. You're limited by how much the compressor will put out, but they can build most of their boost by torque converter stall. :sneaky:

slow4dr
08-03-2018, 07:48 PM
So is Garrett going to be selling just an "everything but the turbo" kit and you add your own or have you heard if they'll be trying to sell a few bundled aftermarket packages? It's been a while since I've looked at any type of kit they've sold but I thought they were selling mostly just manifold kits for a while.

I'd be curious to see how well a twin charged setup holds up. They upgraded quite a bit of the internals for the S/C LSJ engine but you can still see cost cutting at work. They used a few of the Saab developed pieces but went with weaker forged powered metal rods, for example.

As a side note, my Turbo Grand Prix with a 3.1L V6 came with a T25. A big T25 (.83 exhaust side), but still a T25. You're limited by how much the compressor will put out, but they can build most of their boost by torque converter stall. :sneaky:


I would imagine the parts will be available seperately much like their existing kits for other vehicles.

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