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I don't dispute that $$ can be an issue for folks (but tbh, then maybe don't undertake to do this type of go-fast mod...?) - but for me, if all of this is bolt-on, zero head-scratching, beta-tested by the Pioneer(s), then the VT supercharger is "the business"; i.e. a total slam-dunk.
 

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Honestly, I want to see how much more mpg I could get, or at least not lose any. In addition to beating my friend's CIVIC SI :ROFLMAO:.

Very great comments and I've certainly looked into it a lot, I've completely switched courses from planning a turbo to planning a supercharger, it would be a shame to not use those forged rods to their full potential, as for cost, I'm only worried about parts cost since I consider myself well experienced and equipped to install parts. For the cost of the VT Racing turbo I'd manage to LS Swap my car which in my opinion is too high of a cost for what I'm looking for.
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hmmmm, ok, in my experience engine swaps are over $10k and full of headaches unless it's a known swap...
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and keep updating this thread with whatever you do!
 

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A supercharger is definitely the way to go but I'm trying to figure out how I could do it with minimal cost and modification.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the bits in bold are your undoing. One thing I've learnt, when it comes to modifying cars, is that it is never cheap or without some unforeseen modification, even with "bolt on" kits. If you are already looking for a budget-build then you may be disappointed. I'm not saying that you can't modify your car successfully, but it will never be cheap and it will almost never go smoothly. Car mods are fraught with instances of Murphy's Law ("If something can go wrong, it will") and the path littered with the words of people who thought things couldn't happen to them. Spend a bit more time, save up some more money, and do things properly, my friend. Think about it. There is no rush to get this done, is there?
 

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the bits in bold are your undoing. One thing I've learnt, when it comes to modifying cars, is that it is never cheap or without some unforeseen modification, even with "bolt on" kits. If you are already looking for a budget-build then you may be disappointed. I'm not saying that you can't modify your car successfully, but it will never be cheap and it will almost never go smoothly. Car mods are fraught with instances of Murphy's Law ("If something can go wrong, it will") and the path littered with the words of people who thought things couldn't happen to them. Spend a bit more time, save up some more money, and do things properly, my friend. Think about it. There is no rush to get this done, is there?
Wise words... in my view. The ever-present Murphy...
 

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hmmmm, ok, in my experience engine swaps are over $10k and full of headaches unless it's a known swap...
good luck 馃檹

and keep updating this thread with whatever you do!
In a shop, yes, but if you do it yourself then it shouldn't be ever more than a quarter of that!
I've got the centrifugal supercharger for a bargain price, had it for a few months now. After looking into it more I'm very confident this might work... except for the ECU part, I'm not sure how to make it play along with a supercharger if it's even possible. The people at VT Racing weren't of much help since they were trying to sell me the supercharger, not how they tuned it.
 

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My custom 2016 mazda 6 2.5L turbo build is almost complete. I'll be tuning it myself after I finish building it. I'll make an update with a new post on this forum in a week or so after I've done some tinkering in the tune. Any questions feel free to message me.
 

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My custom 2016 mazda 6 2.5L turbo build is almost complete. I'll be tuning it myself after I finish building it. I'll make an update with a new post on this forum in a week or so after I've done some tinkering in the tune. Any questions feel free to message me.
Wow, nothing like waiting 5 years to make your first post. How are you tuning it? Full ME?
 

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My custom 2016 mazda 6 2.5L turbo build is almost complete. I'll be tuning it myself after I finish building it. I'll make an update with a new post on this forum in a week or so after I've done some tinkering in the tune. Any questions feel free to message me.
Yes, I had already tuned it N/A prior with ME personal. I'll be doing the tuning with the boosted application as well. My Instagram is Sir_gapsalot. On there I post updates on my story and I'll make a full post when the car is up and running.
 

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Yes, I had already tuned it N/A prior with ME personal. I'll be doing the tuning with the boosted application as well. My Instagram is Sir_gapsalot. On there I post updates on my story and I'll make a full post when the car is up and running.
Current photo of the build. I鈥檒l also be running full 3 inch exhaust off of the Gt35 turbo. Yes it鈥檚 a bit large, but that鈥檚 what I had available at the time.
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Current photo of the build. I鈥檒l also be running full 3 inch exhaust off of the Gt35 turbo. Yes it鈥檚 a bit large, but that鈥檚 what I had available at the time. View attachment 246361
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(y) Amazing job, making me rethink the turbo idea now haha. Did you modify the exhaust yourself? Did you get one for a different car and modify it maybe?
 

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(y) Amazing job, making me rethink the turbo idea now haha. Did you modify the exhaust yourself? Did you get one for a different car and modify it maybe?
I bought the intake and exhaust pipes off of ebay as full pipes and I cut and welded as needed.
 

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I bought the intake and exhaust pipes off of ebay as full pipes and I cut and welded as needed.
Did you tig, stick, or mig it? Just wondering, wouldn't it have been easier to flip the intake and exhaust sides? From my perspective, it seems like the intake would be easier to do that way and likely wouldn't complicate the exhaust much more. Am I missing something? Also did you have to move/ modify other parts to make this fit? like for example, I see the heat shield gone.
 

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Did you tig, stick, or mig it? Just wondering, wouldn't it have been easier to flip the intake and exhaust sides? From my perspective, it seems like the intake would be easier to do that way and likely wouldn't complicate the exhaust much more. Am I missing something? Also did you have to move/ modify other parts to make this fit? like for example, I see the heat shield gone.
Corksport had gone and done the intake side on the right but had to relocate the battery and ecu with cables, which I didn't have to do. The heat shield is missing because imo it's unecessary now since the exhaust of the turbo has a turbo blanket on it. You may be able to modify the heat shield a bit if you wanted to make it fit. Otherwise, I just removed any panels necessary to get to the exhaust, but not too much in terms of changes on the car that wasn't stock to begin with had to be done.
 

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Corksport had gone and done the intake side on the right but had to relocate the battery and ecu with cables, which I didn't have to do. The heat shield is missing because imo it's unecessary now since the exhaust of the turbo has a turbo blanket on it. You may be able to modify the heat shield a bit if you wanted to make it fit. Otherwise, I just removed any panels necessary to get to the exhaust, but not too much in terms of changes on the car that wasn't stock to begin with had to be done.
Pretty sick dude, keep us updated on the boost you're getting out of these ebay kits, and the hp gains. Definitely worth starting a separate thread to detail it once you're done. Also might wanna consider what corksport did with making it only run above 3000rpm, in case it could damage the transmission. Anyways, good luck!
 

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Thanks, that鈥檚 partly why I went larger turbo as well. Keep the torque low down in the rpm, and power up top. It won鈥檛 spool until around 3k anyway lol. I may make a separate thread later on. Thanks for the suggestion! The intercooler was rated for 500, the turbo a bit over 600. I won鈥檛 run more than 300-350 whp for a while. 8 psi on the gate, if I ever choose to go up, I have already a manual boost controller on the car. More info to come soon!
 

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Thanks, that鈥檚 partly why I went larger turbo as well. Keep the torque low down in the rpm, and power up top. It won鈥檛 spool until around 3k anyway lol. I may make a separate thread later on. Thanks for the suggestion! The intercooler was rated for 500, the turbo a bit over 600. I won鈥檛 run more than 300-350 whp for a while. 8 psi on the gate, if I ever choose to go up, I have already a manual boost controller on the car. More info to come soon!
I'm not sure I understand what you mean here. A larger turbo will not spool until later, meaning you get neither torque nor power at low rpm. Unless I'm not correctly reading what you're saying.
 
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