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A turbo 3VZ is a lot more simple than a turbo 1MZ... It still uses a distributor, single coil output; and if auto, it uses an older style transmission without the full ECT logic.
So if Zoni can turbocharge a 1MZ, he can turbocharge a 3VZ.
The key to safe power handling is tuning. If you decide to ghetto the setup with an SAFC or something crappy, it's not going to handle any power at all if the engine is detonating.
Remember that if you want the engine to last, you must know a few things.
There is no such thing as an overkill, so get the engine built if you intend to push over decent power. This is especially important when you are building a one-of-a-kind turbo setup. Because nformation is not easily attainable, don't be the guy who blows up the motor and ends up sharing this info instead.
No matter how built the engine is, if it is running on poor tuning, it becomes a timebomb. Always invest in a system that can control timing. With just fuel, it will never save an engine from grenading. It's all tuning, because if you do decide to dump fuel to prevent detonation, you will eventually over fueling the engine and it ends up dying anyways. It is only tuning timing that can allow you to tune the car by a step by step fashion and know the limits.
Do not rate the engine by "PSI". 10 PSI on a T25 is not 10 PSI on a T71 for example. 10 PSI on a T71 is close to 350HP, but only about 180HP on a T25. So don't be desperate when you think "10PSI" is safe.. It is not, unless you choose to run a really small turbo.
............... The Camry gets groceries FAST ...............
Last edited by Tony the Tiger; 04-04-2006 at 11:25 AM.