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A guy I know is getting rid of hs 14g (from his clipse of course) for a REALLY cheap amount (practically free). Is it worth replacing the ct26 with?
 

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If I were you I wouldnt bother in swapping turbos unless its really worth it (and a 14g isnt) Its not easy removing the turbo and I can assume you would have to modify the lines to make it fit into the 14G. Not really worth it in my opinion!
 

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i thought it was 14b off the eclipses...... there prolly no more capable than the ct26
 

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I found upgraded CT26's at TurboChargers.com for $700 with core with estimated 660 to 900 cfm. Anybody know if these claims have any merit?
 

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jsut get the 1 from ats...
 

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albertmdh said:
ct-26 is great for upto 400hp, why bother?
Supra and MR2 CT26's are very different. There has yet to be an MR2 CT26 that puts out anything close to 400whp (unless of course you count the CT26/35r). The newest breakthrough of the CT26 would be ATS's CT27... which finally passed the 300whp mark. It isn't very likely that there will ever be a 400whp CT26 available for the MR2. If there ever is I doubt it will be the cheapest or most efficient way to hit 400whp.
 

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I don't recall the specifics, but I saw a thread on mr2oc.com that caused me to put the big 14G down for more research when I'm ready for a turbo swap. Might want to make sure the one you're looking at isn't a small 14G.
 

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Well I dont really want to spend all sorts of money on a new turbo, so Im loking at what I already have or can get fairly cheap. Would I be able to use the Supra's ct-26?
 

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Well I dont really want to spend all sorts of money on a new turbo, so Im loking at what I already have or can get fairly cheap. Would I be able to use the Supra's ct-26?
The Supra's CT26 outside of it's twin turbo configuration actually produces less power than the MR2 CT26.

You still might want to check to see what size 14g it is and what kind of gains (or reductions) you can actually expect. You might also want to find out what it would take to install, I'm sure you'd at least need a manifold adapter fabbed up. What kind of plumbing would you have to do to support the cooling?

FYI; if you're looking to avoid trouble the words cheap and turbo don't belong in the same paragraph. Done right it's one of the most expensive upgrades you can do to your car. Done wrong it's still one of the most expensive upgrades you can do to your car but you get to pay in installments of cash and inconvenience.
 

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Im not being cheap, I just dont see a reason in paying for what I can get for cheaper or free.
I didn't mean to imply that you're being cheap; just wanted to caution you to make sure that what looks like an inexpensive solution actually is.
 

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Im not being cheap, I just dont see a reason in paying for what I can get for cheaper or free.

the turbo may be cheap..but the cost of making it work and fit will add up..that is what gairloch is trying to tell you...
 

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Well I own a scrapyard, so I have mechanics and such to labor for me, and I have a couple various chargers laying around, so I wanted to see the best I could get for my money. I probably should have mentioned that earlier.
 

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Dude, definitely keep with the CT26. I have been exposed to both, especially the 14B as I have a first gen talon too, and the 14B is a good reliable turbo, but I know people who have messed them up trying boost around 20psi or more. The CT26 definitely has more potential and from what I hear are good turbos, probably as good as almost anything at the time from the factory. That change would totally not be worth it
 

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Dude, definitely keep with the CT26. I have been exposed to both, especially the 14B as I have a first gen talon too, and the 14B is a good reliable turbo, but I know people who have messed them up trying boost around 20psi or more. The CT26 definitely has more potential and from what I hear are good turbos, probably as good as almost anything at the time from the factory. That change would totally not be worth it
It depends on which version of the 14G he's looking at and what his build and plan are like. The BIG 14G is a larger turbo than the CT26.
 

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no matter what i wouldnt look at puttin a stock mitsu turbo on a mr2, barely ne1 with a 1st gen wants a 14b why should he ????? if i were you id stay with the ct26 or something larger than the 14b..... no matter how you try to justify puttin it on there the gains would be very small.... if you do decide to give it a shot let me know how it does my friend has a 14b layin around off his talon
 

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garrett i believe makes sum good turbos for the mr2 and they come in different sizes to fit your needs and pleasure (driving pleasure)
 
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