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Dutchman
10-07-15, 11:40
Just wondering guys what sort of money I'll be looking at to convert my 1996 manual TT to a large single? Looking for around 650-700bhp, this will more than likely be happening after October when the car will be getting taken off the road to avoid the lovely salty roads. But the procurement of parts may begin very soon. Any help would be appreciated :) thought it best asking you guys who have probably been there and done it.

Ric
10-07-15, 11:42
to do it proporly, around 15k+

To do it cheaply and more than likely unreliably around 6-8k as a general figure of things.

Dutchman
10-07-15, 11:47
Not as bad as I though to be honest, what else will need uprated other than the clutch, injectors and fuel pump?

Dim Sum
10-07-15, 11:48
It all depends on your budget and how you source parts.
There are reliable second hand parts and kits for sale. But it all depends on if you want it done straight away or can you wait it out for the parts you want.

Also you planning to pay someone to do it? Because thats where it probably cost you the most.

Dim Sum
10-07-15, 11:51
here's a general idea:

Turbo
Manifold
Wastegate
Injectors
Fuel pressure regulator
ECU
Downpipe
Fuel pump
turbo blanket
Catch can
Air filter
custom intercooler pipes if needed

Those are the main things but other things you need will pop up when you start on it.

Dutchman
10-07-15, 11:53
My budget goes as far as it needs to go for it to be done right:rolleyes: yeah I would do some of the things myself I.e clutch, injectors, fuel pump, I'd remove the original turbos and manifold and trailer it to wherever I took it to so they can do the complicated bits :)

Dutchman
10-07-15, 11:55
It already has a AEM ecu fitted to the car and a large k&n filter on it

Dim Sum
10-07-15, 13:01
Then from the sounds of things you are half way there. I be surprised if you spend over 10k for your single build.
If you can remove the stock twins, bolting the single parts are easier :)

jazz1
10-07-15, 13:45
A good full single conversion is around 20k, If you want extreme/best your looking at 50k+ a good example is Kaan nice supra.

Big Mark
10-07-15, 14:26
A good full single conversion is around 20k, If you want extreme/best your looking at 50k+ a good example is Kaan nice supra.

I'd say 20k is a bit steep. I'm considering going single next year and reckon I can get it done for just over 10k. But that is with me fitting the kit myself and not including unexpected extras.

Dutchman
10-07-15, 14:53
I could probably fit the single kit myself and all the other bits and pieces that are needed if it not overly complicated, it would then just get put on a trailer to a specialist to get it mapped properly. So as an average you guys reckon it'll be 15K? A new borg warner s300 turbo kit with the manifold and downpipe is around 5K and I've already got the full exhaust system for it.

Dim Sum
10-07-15, 14:59
Like I said you are half way there already with the parts so I don't see why you can't do the build for around 10k, plus you are doing the build yourself.

Also think about your camshafts, because if you do finish your build and its running at xxxbhp if you decide to change camshafts on a later date.
The mapper has to start from the beginning again.

Style
10-07-15, 15:08
I'd go to SRD and get one of their single turbo kits. They're using the Gen2 Precision turbos which seem to be making some great numbers! Price isn't too bad in comparison to the BW kit too

abtin90
10-07-15, 15:10
I could probably fit the single kit myself and all the other bits and pieces that are needed if it not overly complicated, it would then just get put on a trailer to a specialist to get it mapped properly. So as an average you guys reckon it'll be 15K? A new borg warner s300 turbo kit with the manifold and downpipe is around 5K and I've already got the full exhaust system for it.

I'd go with the SRD kit with a gen 1 journal 6266 turbo which I think is priced around 4200 (don't quote me), a used syvecs, ANSU injectors etc.

The rest depends on the current spec of your car in regards to what fuel pump, brakes exhaust, boost controller, intercooler, suspension, clutch your running.

Best thing to do is price up your ideal spec and then discuss with the traders on here what they will charge for labour and mapping etc.

Dutchman
10-07-15, 15:34
I'd go with the SRD kit with a gen 1 journal 6266 turbo which I think is priced around 4200 (don't quote me), a used syvecs, ANSU injectors etc.

The rest depends on the current spec of your car in regards to what fuel pump, brakes exhaust, boost controller, intercooler, suspension, clutch your running.

Best thing to do is price up your ideal spec and then discuss with the traders on here what they will charge for labour and mapping etc.

It currently has a 255lph walbro, 3.5inch greddy trust titanium exhaust, has a blitz idc-III boost controller, uprated fmic unsure currently of what spec it is, fully adjustable hsd coilovers, uprated uk brakes, unsure of the clutch atm also but that would definitely be getting replaced going to that power level :)

Dutchman
10-07-15, 15:35
Like I said you are half way there already with the parts so I don't see why you can't do the build for around 10k, plus you are doing the build yourself.

Also think about your camshafts, because if you do finish your build and its running at xxxbhp if you decide to change camshafts on a later date.
The mapper has to start from the beginning again.

What cams would you recommend?

mattdavies
10-07-15, 15:38
What cams would you recommend?

264/264 cams seem popular.

I would speak to SRD, Buy their kit & other bits from them, Fit it and then get them to check and map it !

Dim Sum
10-07-15, 15:54
264/264 cams seem popular.

Yeah 264 or 262. Unless you are going 1000+bhp I don't think you need it any bigger than the two recommended.

Buy it from anyone reputable and you be fine. Also maybe worth looking around to see who be mapping your car.
I think Chris Wilson is the closest tuner to you,might be worth having a word with him.

Dutchman
10-07-15, 16:46
I don't mind travelling, Jurgen at JM imports is only 70 mile from me, I'll have a root around. Might just go all out and rebuild the engine whilst I'm at it as she's getting close to 100k or is that not a problem with the 2jz?

Dim Sum
10-07-15, 16:51
If you have the money why not :D

Dutchman
10-07-15, 17:36
If you have the money why not :D

I'm not saying I'm a bottomless pit haha but if I'm going to do something I like doing it right, or in your opinion will the engine still be ok at them miles?