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1.4i turbo conversion.

Post by Boetrox 23 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:00 am

I would like to do a turbo conversion on my 2008 citi storm 1 4i, what do I need to make it happen and prices that would be related to it. Advise welcome, thank you in advance guys :grin:... I would just like to keep it at around 115kw. Then i will be happy
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Re: 1.4i turbo conversion.

Post by MeanTdi » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:15 am

Moved to Technical...

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Re: 1.4i turbo conversion.

Post by Pieta » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:44 pm

Boetrox 23 wrote:I would like to do a turbo conversion on my 2008 citi storm 1 4i, what do I need to make it happen and prices that would be related to it. Advise welcome, thank you in advance guys :grin:... I would just like to keep it at around 115kw. Then i will be happy
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Turbo + Turbo manifold
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Probably in the region of R15-20k I would assume. Not worthit.
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Re: 1.4i turbo conversion.

Post by SemiColon » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:59 pm

Pieta wrote:
Boetrox 23 wrote:I would like to do a turbo conversion on my 2008 citi storm 1 4i, what do I need to make it happen and prices that would be related to it. Advise welcome, thank you in advance guys :grin:... I would just like to keep it at around 115kw. Then i will be happy
Welcome to the forum bud,

Turbo + Turbo manifold
Intercooler
Boost Pipes
Piggyback or stand alone ECU
Dumpvalve / Blow off valve
Wastegate

Probably in the region of R15-20k I would assume. Not worthit.
Not worth it?

And its probably North of R30k
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Re: 1.4i turbo conversion.

Post by DotDubb » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:49 pm

Ja the 1.4i turbo will not be worth it buddy. Rather buy a motor that is turbo from the factory? Like the 1.8 20T?
Or just plant a ABF 16v motor in, got great power from standard.
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Post by JasonCPT » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:06 pm

SemiColon wrote:
Pieta wrote:
Boetrox 23 wrote:I would like to do a turbo conversion on my 2008 citi storm 1 4i, what do I need to make it happen and prices that would be related to it. Advise welcome, thank you in advance guys :grin:... I would just like to keep it at around 115kw. Then i will be happy
Welcome to the forum bud,

Turbo + Turbo manifold
Intercooler
Boost Pipes
Piggyback or stand alone ECU
Dumpvalve / Blow off valve
Wastegate

Probably in the region of R15-20k I would assume. Not worthit.
Not worth it?

And its probably North of R30k
+ oil & water lines & fittings
+ mapping/dyno time
+oil

etc. Better to just buy a turbo car. I could've either turbo'd my Corsa or bought a turbo car. Glad I bought a turbo car.
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Re: 1.4i turbo conversion.

Post by THANAS » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:30 pm

Modding is a journey, and learning to turbocharge a 1.4i is a hell of a lot more fun and interesting than a 2L swap or selling to buy a turbo car.

Is it a good idea? No, definitely not. Especially not on a daily. But if you can afford it and afford for the car to stand every now and then it will be a ton of fun to figure out how everything works together.

I say go for it, start reading up on what is needed and collecting parts as well. You will need some custom piping on the downpipe but everything else can pretty much bolt on.
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Post by JasonCPT » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:36 pm

THANAS wrote:Modding is a journey, and learning to turbocharge a 1.4i is a hell of a lot more fun and interesting than a 2L swap or selling to buy a turbo car.

Is it a good idea? No, definitely not. Especially not on a daily. But if you can afford it and afford for the car to stand every now and then it will be a ton of fun to figure out how everything works together.

I say go for it, start reading up on what is needed and collecting parts as well. You will need some custom piping on the downpipe but everything else can pretty much bolt on.
Yeah look, I'm not saying it wouldn't be awesome. It would be epic, but as a daily it won't make sense.

If I could've bought the Audi and kept the Corsa to turbo it, I would've done it in a heartbeat. And definitely way more fun than a 2l swap.
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Post by Torker » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:57 pm

I've had many n/a toys but my next project will also be turbocharging my Storm. I've got most of the stuff already - bought a complete turbo conversion off a Caddy. I am increasing the capacity though from 1.4 to 1.9 using a 1.8 crank and 2.0 pistons.
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Re: 1.4i turbo conversion.

Post by SemiColon » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:30 pm

Torker wrote:I've had many n/a toys but my next project will also be turbocharging my Storm. I've got most of the stuff already - bought a complete turbo conversion off a Caddy. I am increasing the capacity though from 1.4 to 1.9 using a 1.8 crank and 2.0 pistons.
Awesome stuff! Link?
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Post by Torker » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:36 pm

SemiColon wrote:
Torker wrote:I've had many n/a toys but my next project will also be turbocharging my Storm. I've got most of the stuff already - bought a complete turbo conversion off a Caddy. I am increasing the capacity though from 1.4 to 1.9 using a 1.8 crank and 2.0 pistons.
Awesome stuff! Link?
I haven't started yet but there are some pics in my rides thread: http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php ... &start=925
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Re: 1.4i turbo conversion.

Post by panic-mechanic » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:08 am

It' an absolute pain in the behind to turbo charge u-flow motors in a citi shell. Space it a total pain.
Have done it a few times, will never again.
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Post by Torker » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:28 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:It' an absolute pain in the behind to turbo charge u-flow motors in a citi shell. Space it a total pain.
Have done it a few times, will never again.
We are doing a booster delete and bringing the turbo out above the gearbox so space shouldn't be an issue.
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Post by panic-mechanic » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:07 am

Yeah thatbis about the only way. Putting the turbo under the intake manifold just does not work.
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