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Old 04-03-2006, 01:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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3rd Generation 3VZ-FE turbo?

was just wondering if anyone has turboed the motor, looking at my options between a supercharger and turbo kit.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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3VZ-FE is a very good engine its got a lot of potential, a turbo setup would
be the easiest thing to do, as for as supercharger that would be difficult and
much more expensive. The 3VZ-FE has a forged steel crankshaft and large cast rods
witch means that it can handel a lot of power.

A pic of the only 3VZ-FE turbo setup i know of.

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Old 04-03-2006, 05:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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PM Mcelligot or the Banned Toysrme 2 that I know of with boosted 3vz's.....


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The 3VZ-FE has a forged steel crankshaft and large cast rods
witch means that it can handel a lot of power.
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There are 3 boosted 3VZ's that I know of.
Sean (mcelligott), Toysrme (banned), & Levarg.

Levarg once bought his up to 15psi and (last I heard from him) and it was working fine; but that was some time ago.

Zoni is also very knowledgable in boosting a 3VZFE.
He has put a lot of time and research as well.
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i would love to do that too
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I have been thinking about this for awhile also. Ive got just over 100k on my camry, I wonder if it could handle 10lbs of boost.
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100k... hmmm you may beable to run 8lbs. Although with any good setup, you want to make sure you get the internals to match the setup, otherwise your gonna go through that motor very fast.
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100k... hmmm you may beable to run 8lbs. Although with any good setup, you want to make sure you get the internals to match the setup, otherwise your gonna go through that motor very fast.
The internals are good for 400hp+ the 3VZ-FE is a severely overbuild engine.
The only thing he would have to check is that the compression is within specs
and that the internals are in good shape (valves ect..) the milage doesnt say
anything about the engines condition, he would have to do a check to find out.
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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.
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Old 04-11-2006, 02:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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3VZ-FE is a very good engine its got a lot of potential, a turbo setup would
be the easiest thing to do, as for as supercharger that would be difficult and
much more expensive. The 3VZ-FE has a forged steel crankshaft and large cast rods
witch means that it can handel a lot of power.

A pic of the only 3VZ-FE turbo setup i know of.

where the hell is his intercooler, cuz i know its damn packed in the front of that motor, can you squeeze it in between the block, oil filter, ect and the radiator?
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Does anyone with a 3vz-fe turbo setup have some details they could post or PM me?

Like, Turbo used (turbo options?), piggy back hardware(whats required for the computer?), intake/exaust changes(where do you get the piping? is it custom?), is there a kit?

Basicly anything you are willing to share. I am confident I can do the work but I will need a little info to get started.

My 93 V6 xle is in great shape. It has 118k miles on it but its been very well maintained. I live in iowa, so I dont know where or who to take it to for a tune. If I dont do the work myself I might take it somewhere to have it done. Who knows.. just doing research at this point.

I should also mention that this car is my daily driver/beater.. but I have a 2006 Infiniti G35x AWD that I can drive if this car is out of commission. I would like it to be fairly reliable, but I know that a turboed car is less reliable in general. Thats ok with me. I just think it would be funny to have more power (or about the same) as my 300hp G35. It would be a tight sleeper car.
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Just out of curiosity, what is/are the issue(s) that make supercharging more difficult than turbocharging with the 3VZ-FE?

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3VZ-FE is a very good engine its got a lot of potential, a turbo setup would
be the easiest thing to do, as for as supercharger that would be difficult and
much more expensive. The 3VZ-FE has a forged steel crankshaft and large cast rods
witch means that it can handel a lot of power.

A pic of the only 3VZ-FE turbo setup i know of.

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Old 05-30-2006, 05:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A supercharger takes up a shitload of space, and space is very limited in the 3VZ engine bay.
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Yeah, that's the reason I was asking... I wasn't sure if the statement was that supercharging itself was more difficult, or rather that the packaging was difficult. I assumed, based on the engine bay as you described, that it was more a packaging issue.


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A supercharger takes up a shitload of space, and space is very limited in the 3VZ engine bay.
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I don't mean to jack the thread, but out of curiosity what kind of engine management and ignition are you running Tony?
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