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Jan 26 2013
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Which turbo kit?

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I'm loving my new GT-R R35 race car, and of course I can't do much of anything for mods. I can get a turbo kit, and I'm looking for advice as to which one to purchase. It seems that the midrange would be the safe bet, but I'm wondering if the low range isn't more useful. Any tips welcome!

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Re: Which turbo kit?

Jan 26, 2013

It kinda just depends.  Is there a certain race you are trying to complete with it?  If so, how much extra horse power do you need?  One option would be to simply get the highest one then use the engine limiter to bring it down to spec.

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Jan 26, 2013

Karlemayn wrote:

I'm loving my new GT-R R35 race car, and of course I can't do much of anything for mods. I can get a turbo kit, and I'm looking for advice as to which one to purchase. It seems that the midrange would be the safe bet, but I'm wondering if the low range isn't more useful. Any tips welcome!


The low range turbo would be better for windy courses with short straights where the higher torgue figure would help

 

Mid range for a windy track with medium straights

 

The top end turbo would be best for say High Speed Ring or any track that you need higher HP over TQ. 

 

And usually you would want a mid or low end turbo for any rally type races. 

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GT5 has nearly 1,100 cars, so you should be able to match cars to the task at hand. Relying on one or just a few cars limits your experience.

 

However, a turbo is just a tool, but it has its limitations. A turbo has lag, so the bigger the turbo, the bigger the lag problem. Lag may actually make you lose some races. Maybe choosing an engine stage rebuild or a better car will offer better response than a turbo.

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Jan 27, 2013
As I read this it makes me curious, does GT5 really model turbo lag? I've never given it any real thought compared to turning down the ecu to meet specs.
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ravenwings27 wrote:
As I read this it makes me curious, does GT5 really model turbo lag? I've never given it any real thought compared to turning down the ecu to meet specs.

Slap a High RPM Turbo on a Toyota Yaris/Vitz....then you will know what turbo lag is like in GT5.  Smiley Happy

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Jan 27, 2013

Suzuki ESCUDO Dirt Trial car. If you have one, it's the perfect example of massive turbo lag. Below about 6,000 RPM, you have about 200-300 horsepower. Hower, once above 7,000, you have 1,000 horsepower.

 

Generally, you want the highest turbo kit available (Stage 3). However, some cars actually benefit more from the Stage 2. For example, if you equip the Stage 2 turbo on the Peugeot 908, it loses only 1 horsepower, but gains a boat-load of torque (Compared to the Stage 3 turbo).

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ravenwings27 wrote:
As I read this it makes me curious, does GT5 really model turbo lag? I've never given it any real thought compared to turning down the ecu to meet specs.

No, not in any meaningful amount.  Sometimes the power curve changes such that people think there's lag, but it's just the different power curve making the difference.

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