1600 turbo build thread

With Turbo and Super charging you can create massive horsepower with vw motors.
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John S.
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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by John S. » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:24 pm

Mastercraft tires are pretty hard. Tread wear around 500. But, your making a lot of power. No doubt there.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:44 pm

Yeah I'm looking into somthing with more grip. For a safety net if nothing else.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by madmike » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:06 am

cheater Slick's :wink: :lol:
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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:32 am

I'm considering something like that. My truck is finally done, so the bug will not be a daily driver anymore. I can run whatever now!

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by Chip Birks » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:27 am

Unless you plan to drag race, i wouldn't waste money on a race compound tire. They are designed to be soft, and wear quickly. I have been perfectly happy with owning 2 sets of rear wheels for my car. One set with real deal slicks, and the other set with true street radials. I won't waste money on a hybrid set of tires until I race in a class that says i have to run a dot tire. I'd rather put the money into something else. But that's just me.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by madmike » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:35 am

I'm always lookin for good used :lol: never bought a new set yet :wink:

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:23 am

I just really like the look. Where I drive I can't imagine even putting 2500 miles a year on it. Plus once I hit that 40 psi mark I might need them!

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:18 am

Oh boy. So I went to the meat market early this morning (smoking a brisket and a Boston butt today). No traffic so I gave it the beans again. Ass end is definitely breaking loose and kicking out to the right! Second and third gears, and it looked like at around 18 psi. I was trying to watch the boost and speed and watch where I was going all at the same time. Wasn't really able to do any of them very well. I guess I should have taken the laptop to get a log. Must have been around the 4500-5000 rpm or a bit more because I don't usually run it up that high. 40 mph in second and 55 or so in third. Once I get 17-18 psi stuff really multiplies and starts happening super quickly. Seems like I see 17-18 psi and then 25-28 psi instantly. I won't be boosting that much very often but I guess I really should get some stickier tires just to be safe. I could turn the boost down but what's the fun in that?!

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by Chip Birks » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:33 am

Sounds awesome! Have you turned on the auto sd logging feature? Mine logs as soon as the engine goes over 500rpm, puts a date and time stamp on there and makes it pretty simple to go back and review whatever you want.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:28 pm

Yeah I turned it on a long time ago but never looked to see how to access it.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:21 pm

Looks like we have a race brewing!
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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by madmike » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:56 am

Your gonna need a bigger motor to play with them Big Dog's :lol:

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:21 am

We'll see! I think I can take them up to 80mph!

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by buguy » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:23 am

Dang it. My car is smoking again. Not sure if it's the turbo again or the valves/rings this time. Yesterday I was trying to check the BOV because it doesn't sound right anymore. I couldn't get it to blow off, but I did hear quite a bit of air moving through the exhaust. I didn't try rotating the engine to see if it was just some valves were open or not. I was trying to diag the BOV at that time.

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Re: 1600 turbo build thread

Post by Schweg » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:57 pm

That sucks man. If it’s your turbo are you running an oil restriction on the feed?

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